Detroit Attorney Handling Construction Accident Cases
Construction accidents happen thousands of times per year in the U.S., and many construction accidents are fatal or cause permanent disability. Construction – whether of buildings, roads, trenches, mines, or other structures – is an inherently dangerous field of work, but some construction accidents are caused by negligence on the part of an employer, contractor, or others.
Severe or Fatal Injuries
Construction accidents may result in amputations, broken bones, third-degree burns, crush injuries, spinal cord and brain injuries, and essentially every other possible type of physical injury. Permanent disabilities are not unusual; nor are fatalities, despite the efforts of state and federal occupational safety agencies.
Some of the most common types of construction accidents include:
- Brazing, cutting, welding accidents
- Building collapse
- Crane accidents
- Electrical accidents
- Forklift accidents
- Gas explosions
- Logging accidents
- Nail gun accidents
- Scaffolding accidents
- Structure failures
- Trench collapses
- Unsafe equipment accidents
Individuals hurt in any of these construction accidents not only may be eligible for workers’ compensation, but also may be entitled to civil damages from a negligent third party.
Construction Accident Damages
The losses incurred by the injured and his or her family may include:
- Medical bills
- Permanent disability
- Loss of income, both present and future
- Funeral and burial costs in fatal construction accidents
- Pain and suffering
If you have a question about a construction accident, you are welcome and encouraged to contact attorney Frederic M. Rosen. Call today to discuss your circumstances in a free consultation.