Workers on construction sites are faced with significant risk of injury. The work is physical and can cause low back, neck, leg and arm injuries.
The attorneys at Schaffer & Associates LPA have years of experience in representing those injured on constructions sites. They have a unique understanding of the risk and perils of working in and around dangerous machinery and equipment and are well versed how construction site injuries can cause significant bodily damage.
Typical construction injuries are:
- Repetitive injury to shoulders, elbows and wrists can cause cumulative trauma disorders like carpal tunnel syndrome, rotator cuff tears and elbow neuropathy.
- Climbing and working overhead can cause falls resulting in significant spinal cord damage including paraplegia or quadriplegia.
- Scaffolding or trench collapse can cause head injury including concussion and traumatic brain injury.
- Working in and around hazardous materials can cause lung and other significant organ damage.
Third Party Claims on Construction Sites
Workers compensation law covers all injuries and diseases no matter how they occur. However, workers’ compensation is limited to payment of lost wages and medical bills. There are no pain and suffering awards. However, there are times where the injury on a construction site could have been caused by the negligence of another contractor or employee of another contractor on the job. In those cases, a third-party claim can be made against the negligent party allowing for a pain and suffering award.
Hire an Experienced Attorney in Construction Site Accidents
The attorneys at Schaffer & Associates LPA have years of experience assisting those injured and disabled on construction sites. We make sure you obtain the necessary medical treatment and compensation to get better and back on the job quickly. If serious injury occurs resulting in permanent impairment, we make sure you receive the lost wage compensation you deserve. If the injury is caused by the negligence of a third party, we obtain compensation above and beyond what workers’ compensation law provides.