Experienced Attorneys for Construction Accidents
Construction workers put their lives and physical health on the line nearly every day. Injuries often occur when those responsible for coordinating, overseeing, and directing the work fail to adequately supervise or train their employees, especially with regard to job site safety issues. Due to the physical nature of the work often performed by the workers, the injuries are often debilitating and have a lasting impact on the worker's ability to earn a living to support his or her family. Claims of that nature often are complex and require a working knowledge of the legal issues relating to construction and employment. We handle these and provide our clients with professional and caring service.
Attorneys for Construction Accident Victims in Southwest Washington, Vancouver, and Portland
The state of Washington has some of our nation's best and strongest laws covering the responsibilities of contractors and land owners to maintain safe workplaces and premises – and our attorneys have experience in obtaining civil remedies for people injured when those laws are violated. Although Washington workers cannot sue their employers or co-workers for unintentional injuries that happen on the job (these are covered under the worker's compensation system), it may be possible to pursue an action against a “third party”, someone other than your employer or coworker, who may be responsible.
If you have suffered injuries due to a landowner, contractor, or product manufacturer's decision to “cut corners” on safety — or if you have tragically lost a family member in a serious construction accident you believe may have been avoidable — please contact us today to discuss your potential case.
Advocating for You After Falls, Explosions and Equipment-Related Injuries
Most people who work in construction are aware that their occupation has many dangers, and take what precautions they can to keep a risky workplace as safe as possible. Despite these efforts, factors beyond workers' control can cause injury, including:
- Falls from ladders, scaffolding and other heights — or through holes that may be inadequately posted and barricaded
- Fires and explosions
- Industrial equipment malfunctions due to lack of maintenance or inadequate operator training
- Mishandling of dangerous products
- Impact from falling debris
Tragically, accidents like these often have serious and devastating consequences. In careers spanning decades, our firm's senior attorneys have handled various types of injury cases, including the most grave construction site and other workplace injuries — from debilitating head and spinal injuries to severe burns and limb loss. We have also handled wrongful death actions on behalf of surviving family members after fatal construction accidents.
Turn to Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Attorneys With Relevant Experience
At the Vancouver, Washington, law firm of Schauermann Thayer Jacobs Staples & Edwards PS we have advocated successfully for numerous victims of construction accidents and their families, recovering fair compensation for our clients from negligent general contractors, subcontractors and other employers, and manufacturers of faulty equipment.
Call 360-695-4244 to Take a Positive Step for Your Future
Our collaborative legal team's knowledge of OSHA and WSHA regulations, together with connections to a network of engineers and a wealth of experience in both state and federal courts, could make a difference in your construction accident case. As with all potential claims, it is important not to wait until the last minute. Please call today or send us an e-mail for a free consultation with an experienced lawyer.