Construction sites are full of potential hazards that can put workers at risk of severe injury. If you’ve been hurt on the job, Parkersburg personal injury lawyers Jim Leach can build a construction accident claim on your behalf.
For a no-cost review of your construction accident case, please call Jim Leach Attorneys at Law today at 1-877-526-5461. Our attorney serve clients in Parkersburg and communities throughout West Virginia.
Causes of Construction Accidents in West Virginia and Ohio
All construction workers know that they need to be careful when performing day-to-day job duties. Unfortunately, no matter how diligent workers are about their own safety, negligence on the part of management, coworkers, manufacturers, and other parties can put good workers in harm’s way.
Some of the most common causes of injury on a construction site include:
- Falls from unsafe ladders, scaffolding, and other heights
- Defective tools, safety gear, machines, and more
- Faulty wiring resulting in electrocution and severe burns
- Falling objects
- Collapsed walls, ceilings, and floors
- Fire and explosions
- Exposure to chemicals and other harmful substances
- Crane collapse
- Truck accidents and other vehicle-related injuries.
If you were injured in an on-the-job accident, you might be entitled to workers’ compensation. Depending on the circumstances of your case, our Parkersburg attorney might also be able to pursue legal action on your behalf against the party responsible for your injuries.
Compensation in Construction Accident Cases in West Virginia and Ohio
Construction accidents can take a devastating toll on not just the victim but his or her family as well. This is especially true if the worker is the family’s sole source of income.
Jim Leach has experience pursuing just compensation for clients who have been injured in a variety of workplace settings, including construction sites. Each case is different, but you and your loved ones might be eligible to recover damages such as:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Loss of future income and working ability
- Pain and suffering
- Compensation for expected future medical costs, such as physical therapy, additional surgeries, ongoing care, and more.
The likelihood of serious injury on a construction site is high. In some cases, it can end in tragedy with the death of a worker. If this worst-case scenario happens, our lawyer can build a wrongful death case on your family’s behalf against the party responsible.
To find out how we can help you build a construction accident case, please contact Jim Leach Attorneys at Law or call 1-877-526-5461 today for a no-cost consultation. Our attorney represent clients in all areas of West Virginia, including Parkersburg, Charleston, and more.