Construction Zone Accidents
Few workplaces are more dangerous than construction zones. Yet, despite the obvious dangerous nature of construction zones, employers and other parties routinely fail to provide a safe work environment by failing to:
- Provide required safety equipment
- Provide necessary training
- Follow OSHA rules and regulations
- Maintain equipment in a way that optimizes its safe use
Though workers’ compensation funds are often available following construction zone accidents, third-party claims almost always provide far more compensation. Under workers’ compensation law, injured workers do not have to prove fault. However, injured workers are only eligible to receive payment for medical expenses and a partial payment of lost wages.
Third-party claims, which can be filed if someone other than an employer or co-worker is at fault for your injury, can go “above and beyond” and compensate you pain, suffering, diminished quality of life and reduced earning capacity. Did a construction zone accident lead to:
- A closed head or traumatic brain injury?
- An injury to your spine or back or to a disc?
- The loss of a limb?
- Internal bleeding ?
- The loss of a loved one ?
If you have been injured in a construction zone accident, contact an experienced and caring personal injury attorney.Contact UsFor experienced legal representation, contact Hofland & Tomsheck. We offer free initial consultations and are available for evening and weekend appointments. We also charge reasonable rates and accept credit cards. We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. Our offices are conveniently located in downtown Las Vegas, just steps away from the federal and state courthouses. To contact our Las Vegas law firm, call (702) 895-6760 or e-mail our office.