What you need to know after a construction site accident in Washington and Oregon

Posted by Schauermann Thayer | Mar 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Construction workers face some of the most dangerous conditions of any occupation. According to OSHA, one in every five worker deaths are in the construction industry. If you have been injured while on a job site, the attorneys at Schauermann Thayer Jacobs Staples & Edwards can help you gain the financial compensation that you deserve to help you recover from your injuries.

Common Injuries Construction Workers Face

Because of the dangerous sites on which construction workers spend their time, injuries sustained on the job can be particularly devastating and can even end a life in a matter of seconds. The most common construction injuries occur from:

  • Falling from scaffolding, machinery, or significant heights;
  • Being struck by a falling object;
  • Electrocution or electrical fires;
  • Falling into machinery or equipment;
  • Being trapped between heavy objects or equipment; or,
  • Improper use of dangerous products or machinery.

Injuries which a construction worker can face can range from minor to life-threatening or, in some cases, even be deadly. Common injuries construction workers face include:

  • Lacerations and abrasions from tools or equipment;
  • Broken or crushed bones from being trapped in machinery;
  • Spinal injuries from falling from significant heights;
  • Hearing loss from being around loud machinery; or,
  • Loss of limbs from becoming trapped in or between equipment.

Why do I Need an Attorney to Help Me with My Claim?

If you have been injured in a construction accident, then you may be facing an ever-growing pile of medical bills from the treatment of your injuries. This can add significant financial stress to anyone's life, but when you add in a lack of income from having to miss work, this stress can become unbearable. There is hope, however--you may be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries.

Construction accident lawsuits have a lot of moving parts which must all be addressed in order to have the best chance of a successful case. Procedural rules must be followed, medical records must be gathered, and deadlines must be met. These cases shouldn't be fought alone--even a slight misstep can have a devastating impact on your ability to recover compensation to help you move forward with your life following a construction accident. An experienced personal injury attorney can comb through the details of your case and help you recover the compensation that you deserve for the injuries that you didn't.

Have you been Injured? Let Us Help You Today

If you are suffering from an injury obtained in a construction zone, then your main focus should be on what is most important--healing to the best of your ability. Don't waste precious energy trying to handle a construction accident case by yourself. Instead, let the experienced personal injury attorneys at Schauermann Thayer Jacobs Staples & Edwards PS help you receive the compensation that you deserve to begin moving forward with your life. Take the first step toward a better tomorrow by filling out an online case evaluation form or calling (360) 695-4244 today.

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