Construction zones can be dangerous; it is the legal responsibility of the employer to ensure that the job site maintains adequate safety standards. If you are injured in a construction site accident, you may be eligible for more than just workers’ compensation. Contact our Wisconsin construction accident lawyers today for a free consultation.
Accidents in a construction zone are often severe, if not fatal. Injuries can include:
Construction zones are equipped with a lot of hazards. Heavy machinery, power tools, and several different crews all working in the same vicinity can lead to serious injuries if someone is neglectful on the job site.
However, because of this, foremen and construction companies are required by law to inform their employees about the various hazards and safety protocols. This means wearing proper equipment, such as steel toed boots, gloves, and helmets, and carrying certain items on them at all times, such as cell phones, two-way radios, and first aid kits. It also means ensuring all employees are able to work by checking their training and experience, making sure they understand the rules and regulations, performing drug tests, and ensuring they are not drinking on the job.
Even still, accidents will happen. Some of the most common construction zone accidents involve:
Workers’ compensation is meant to handle claims involving construction site injuries; however, the reality is, most insurance providers will not be looking out for your best interests. This means you may not be fully compensated for your medical costs, lost wages, and emotional damage you have suffered. Why should you have to suffer anymore just because the insurance provider is being unfair?
At Bye, Goff & Rohde, we will go above and beyond workers’ compensation so that you are adequately compensated in every respect. Not only will we fight for your legal rights, but we will also fight for the financial future of both you and your family.
The River Falls personal injury attorneys of Bye, Goff & Rohde represent victims that have been injured in construction accidents, as well as families that have lost a loved one due to construction site accidents.