Construction Site Accidents and Injuries
Having personally worked on construction sites, I realize just how dangerous this type of work can be. At the Law Offices of William C. Bibb, we have handled cases involving explosions, fires, crane accidents, scaffolding accidents, trench collapses, electric shock, electrocutions, burn injuries, falls from roofs, power tool accidents, punch press injuries, work-related auto accidents, dumpster accidents, bulldozer accidents, compressor accidents, trench cave-ins, faulty ladder accidents – the list goes on. These types of accident injuries are often covered under Workers' compensation, and that is the exclusive remedy against your employer in most cases. Keep in mind that I can also assist you with the Workers' compensation claims process.
When you Have a Third-Party Case
As a construction accident injury victim, it is important for you to determine the circumstances under which you should retain an experienced personal injury attorney. There are many exceptions to the "Exclusive Remedy Rule" in Workers' compensation cases. One common example of such an exception is when the employer removed a safety device. A third-party, such as the company that owns the delivery truck that struck you on the construction site, could be held liable for your injuries in many cases. The exceptions to the Exclusive Remedy of Workers' Compensation are complex. Therefore, it is always good to have an experienced construction site attorney determine if you can bring a third-party case, as well as a Workers' Compensation case.
If you were injured in a construction site accident, you should have your Workers' compensation lawyer consult with the Law Offices of William C. Bibb to determine whether you may qualify for damages outside of standard Workers' compensation payouts. The sooner I have the opportunity to screen your case for third party involvement, the sooner the investigation can begin.