As a construction worker, you work hard each day, building the infrastructure that keeps business, living, and travel possible in America. Your hands shape the landscape of Mississippi and Tennessee, constructing every home, building, bridge and road.
Unfortunately, working with tools and heavy machinery means surrounding yourself with potential safety hazards. If a coworker, inspector, or other party fails to do their job correctly, you may pay the penalty with an injury. A construction accident injury can lead to missed work, physical disability, or worse.
Construction accidents occur daily across the country, with many of them resulting in serious injury or death. These “accidents” are commonly placed into one of two categories.
- The first category would involve injury to a bystander as a result of the negligence of management or the work force on a particular construction site. An example of this would be the negligent operation of construction equipment or the failure of a scaffold or a lift which causes a heavy object to fall and injure a pedestrian walking below.
- The second category involves injury to employees working at the construction site. As a matter of course, injuries sustained by an employee while on the job site are covered under state workers compensation laws. There are, however, certain exceptions to this general rule that must be explored by a competent attorney to insure that the injured party is fully compensated for his/her injuries.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury as a result of a construction accident, do not delay in seeking out an experienced personal injury attorney to assist you with your claim. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, past and future medical expenses, permanent scarring and disfigurement, physical and emotional pain and suffering, and any lost income while you are recovering from your injuries. You deserve to have someone with skill and understanding at your side.
Contact Stroud, Flechas & Dalton today to begin the path to healing physically, emotionally, and financially. We help clients in Northern Mississippi and the Memphis metro area.