Monroe Construction Accident Attorneys
Billions Won by Construction Injury Lawyers in Monroe, LA
Construction workers are a key part of the nation’s economy. Each day, employees in the construction industry face dangers from large machinery, falls from heights, and hazardous materials. When a worker is injured or killed, it is most often the result of employer negligence. Employers have a responsibility to protect their workers by mitigating workplace risks. Unfortunately, many employers completely fail to invest in the safety training and equipment needed to prevent injuries and save lives.
Medical expenses, lost wages, pain, suffering and other hardships are difficulties that no one should face because their employer failed to protect their safety. The Monroe construction accident attorneys at Arnold & Itkin help construction workers fight for compensation to rebuild their lives and recoup their losses, ensuring that they can move forward and provide for their families. Our team has won billions for our clients and is ready to be your fierce advocate at a negotiation table or in the courtroom.
If you’ve sustained an injury while working in construction, Arnold & Itkin is ready to help. Call our construction accident lawyers today at (888) 493-1629 today for a free consultation.
Construction’s Dangerous Record
Every year, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) collects data regarding fatal accidents in the American workplace. Since 1971, the organization has sought to decrease the number of harmful accidents in the workplace. Recent data from OSHA confirms that the construction industry accounts for 1 out of every 5 deaths in the private sector. Of the 4,693 worker deaths recorded by OSHA in 2016, 991 were individuals who died while working in construction. Construction accidents are so persistent that they receive special categorization. OSHA has identified a group of common fatal hazards called the Fatal Four. These four causes of fatal accidents are the source of 63.7 percent of all deaths in the construction industry. OSHA focuses on these four deadly hazards for a reason—if they were eliminated, hundreds of lives would be saved every year.
Construction’s Fatal Four includes the following:
- Falls (38.7%)
- Struck by Object (9.4%)
- Electrocutions (8.3%)
- Caught-in/between (7.3%)
Other Accidents in Construction
Though construction accidents are not always deadly, they often cause serious injury. Unfortunately, employers are not doing enough to protect their workers from common construction site hazards. With a focus on safety practices and investing more on equipment and maintenance, employers could prevent countless injuries and deaths.
Hazards employers must mitigate include:
- Slips and falls
- Scaffolding accidents
- Exposure to toxic substances
- Accidents involving machines
- Electric shock
- Roofing collapse
- Falling objects
Construction Accident FAQs
What Steps Should I Take After a Construction Site Accident?
After an on-site injury, you’ll want to take certain steps to make sure your medical costs are well documented for the purposes of workers’ compensation. Too often, claims can be undervalued, delayed, or denied. Your actions immediately following your injury can help protect you from being unfairly compensated.
After a construction accident, you should:
Seek medical care. Your health is the most important thing, so you should see a doctor as soon as possible. Even if you do not think your injuries are serious, it is important to be evaluated. Some injuries may not be obvious at first.
Inform your site supervisor. In order to receive workers’ comp benefits, you must report the accident within 30 days. Failing to report the incident and your resulting injuries may lead to a claim denial.
Call an attorney. When it comes to Monroe construction accident claims, injured employees often find themselves facing denials, delays, and underpayments. Working with an experienced attorney can ensure you get what you need to recover and move forward.
How Can a Monroe Construction Accident Lawyer Help Me?
While we want to believe that companies will look out for their employees after construction accidents occur, that is rarely the case. Unfortunately, construction companies try to avoid responsibility and insurance providers do what they can to pay as little as they can—or nothing at all. In the meantime, injured workers are left hanging. An experienced attorney can make sure that your interests are being protected and that you receive the care you need.
Who Will Pay My Medical Bills After a Construction Accident?
If you were injured on the job, your employer should be responsible for the cost of your medical care. Workers’ compensation insurance is designed for this very purpose. When you file a claim, your medical care and a portion of your lost wages should be covered.
If your employer doesn’t carry workers’ compensation insurance or your claim is denied, Arnold & Itkin LLP can help you fight for what you need to cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, and more.
Monroe Construction Accident Claims
In Louisiana, workers are entitled to workers’ compensation if they are injured while at work or performing the duties of their job. Employees can receive workers' compensation regardless of fault. However, workers’ compensation insurance does not always provide the settlement workers need to fully recover from a life-changing accident.
Workers have one year from the date of their accident to file a personal injury claim. While this route may take longer than receiving workers’ compensation benefits, bringing a civil case against an employer, manufacturer, or contractor could provide you with enough money to pay for medical care, recoup lost wages, and provide for your family while you recover. Injury claims can also cover the cost of future medical care, as well as any mental suffering experienced by the injured employee.
Let Us Help You Recover from Your Construction Accident
If you’ve been injured, know that you have options. Arnold & Itkin is proud to have wonbillions of dollars in results for our clients. Our firm is devoted to holding negligent companies accountable for their harmful actions. When the other party isn’t being fair to you, we won’t hesitate to fight for your future in court. We understand that our clients are experiencing some of the most difficult times of their lives by the time that they reach out to us. If you contact us, we charge no fee unless we win your case.
Call the Monroe construction accident attorneys at Arnold & Itkin today at (888) 493-1629 for a free evaluation of your case.