Among other industries, the construction industry is one in which the potential for personal injury is much higher than others. Construction workers utilize heavy machinery and equipment, which if managed improperly can cause serious accidents. Furthermore, pitfalls, scaffolding and other aspects of the job site can all prove hazardous if not properly safeguarded.
If you were seriously injured or lost a loved one in a construction site accident, I can help you explore all your options for pursuing maximum compensation. I represent injured workers and their families throughout southwestern Montana.
I represented a 22 year-old, hard working construction worker who was not wearing a harness, and fell from a roof while standing on old trusses as he was helping to remodel a house. The man suffered a serious head injury. He worked for the subcontractor on the remodel job. Suit was started against general contractor for its negligence on the jobsite – by not requiring harnesses. I successfully brought suit against the contractor and was able to secure the policy limits of $1 million and additional payments from the owner of the remodeled home. This money enabled the client to have some financial security. My client was then able to attend college with academic assistance, and eventually earned a college degree.
In addition to workers' compensation, there may be other avenues for obtaining compensation if your injuries were caused by an independent individual or equipment manufacturer negligence. These so-called third-party liability claims can provide an added measure of financial stability to your situation and may include benefits for long-term care needs and your pain and suffering.
I have handled serious workplace accidents for decades, and I represent construction workers who have been injured on the job site as a result of:
Construction accidents cause some of the most serious injuries, including back and neck injuries, spinal cord damage and amputation. Such injuries often require extensive rehabilitation and may lead to permanent disability. As your Montana construction accident attorney, I will aggressively pursue a variety of legal methods to obtain compensation for all of your short- and long-term needs.