Scottsdale Construction Accident Attorney
Tough Representation For Victims of Construction Accident Injuries
Construction site owners have a duty to protect their employees, freelance workers, pedestrians, vehicle operators, vehicle riders, and any visitor(s) to the site from injury and death. The owners cannot put profit before safety. They are required to comply with federal and state rules such as the regulations of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Falls, electrocutions, defective machinery, and many other known risks can cause wrongful death, catastrophic injury, and long-term pain.
At the Scottsdale Injury Law Firm of Amar Esq. PLLC, our Scottsdale construction accident attorney understands the laws and regulations that owners must follow and whether care is reckless or negligence. We also hold manufacturers liable when their products malfunction, and bring claims against maintenance crews responsible for repairs. We even sue the state (when appropriate) when its negligence caused a construction accident site. Our construction accident lawyer fights to get victims compensation for their physical pain, emotional scarring, lost wages, medical bills, and other damages.
Common Reasons Why Accidents Occur at Construction Sites
- Slip & Falls – Slips and falls can occur because construction sites often have a lot of debris and tools that can easily cause someone to stumble. Surfaces are often wet and not level.
- Falls from Heights – The worst falls, which can be deadly, are falls from scaffolding or from ladders. Scaffolding helps raise and lower the workers. If it malfunctions, or proper safety standards are not followed, a worker can fall from several stories high. Many workers also fall or slip from ladders which may be defective, not properly positioned, or improperly used. Scaffolds and ladders should be free of unnecessary objects.
- Machinery and Equipment Accidents – Equipment can be improperly designed or made, causing them to be defective products. If the defect causes an accident, the manufacturers, distributors, and/or retailers may be strictly liable. Equipment can also be used improperly such as when a forklift pins a worker against a wall.
- Vehicle Accidents – Construction sites use cranes, trucks, cars, and other vehicles. Any one of these vehicles can injure an employee, another worker, the occupants of another vehicle, or a pedestrian.
- Electrical Shock – Construction sites often work near power lines and use improvisational utilities. Overloads, malfunctions, and unsafe procedures can easily cause an electric shock and burns.
Construction sites also often use flammable HAZMAT materials which can cause toxic burns, fires, and explosions.
Types of Legal Claims to be Brought in Construction Site Accident Cases
Our Scottsdale construction accident attorney brings different types of claims depending on how the accident happened and who was injured:
- Negligence Claims – Construction site owners, maintenance companies, and the state can be held liable if their negligence caused a non-employee harm.
- Product Liability Claims – Both employees and non-employees can sue the makers and sellers of defect machines and products for their failure to make or design a safe product.
- Worker’s Compensation Claims – Generally, workers cannot sue their employer for negligence if a workplace accident caused their injuries. Our Scottsdale construction site accident attorney may also bring Arizona worker’s compensation claims if a construction accident caused physical harm. Injured employees are generally entitled to 2/3 of their average weekly wage, and payment of all reasonable medical bills, until they can return to work.
Seeking Assistance From a Top Construction Accident Lawyer in Arizona
At the Scottsdale law firm of Amar Esq. PLLC, our Phoenix construction accident lawyer understands how to investigate the cause of a construction site accident to properly determine who is responsible. We conduct extensive discovery, work with professionals who understand the construction industry, and work with your doctors to understand all your medical needs and concerns. We prepare each claim for a trial by jury and negotiate just settlements. Our firm understands that many construction accidents can leave a worker permanently disabled.
To speak with an experienced and caring attorney, please call 480.802.8232, or, fill out our online contact form below. We take construction accident cases on a contingency fee basis.