St. Louis Construction Accident Lawyer
Injured in a construction accident?
Employers and property owners must take extensive steps to make sure that their construction site does not pose a threat to the safety of their workers or any pedestrians and bystanders. Failure to label dangerous hazards or provide proper safety equipment and training can result in catastrophic injuries and in some extreme cases, even
wrongful death. Those who are responsible for maintaining the safety of all individuals in and around his or her construction site may be liable for any injuries or accidents that occur there. Injuries sustained in a construction site accident can be severe and life threatening, and the medical attention and therapy necessary to treat and recover from these injuries can be astronomical. Some of the most common construction-related injuries include:
- Back injuries: this is one of the most common types of injuries, as it can develop over time through repetitive, strenuous motion or due to a number of workplace accidents—including falling from a height or being struck by a falling object.
- Burn injuries: when working in construction, employees may susceptible to hazardous conditions like explosions and/or fires, and may suffer permanent disfigurement as a result.
- Fractured & broken bones: there are a number of ways in which a worker can sustain a broken bone injury, including falling from a height, being hit by a falling object, being involved in a heavy machinery accident, etc.
- Spinal cord injuries: this type of injury is catastrophic in nature, meaning that one will likely never fully recover from the physical trauma, and most typically occurs after falling from a dangerous height.
Seeking Compensation: St. Louis Personal Injury Attorneys
When a construction worker is involved in any type of workplace accident, they are entitled to claim workers' compensation benefits through their employer. Securing adequate workers' compensation to make up for the wages you lost resulting from your construction related injuries could be a contested matter when it comes to holding an individual or entity responsible for your injuries, however. Although this type of insurance allotted to workers statewide through the Missouri Workers' Compensation law, an employer or insurance provider may make it difficult for you to obtain the benefits that are rightfully deserved. At Fox Goldblatt & Singer we have the knowledge and experience necessary to successfully handle
premises liability and workers' compensation cases of this nature.
The Importance of Obtaining Legal Representation
Our firm was founded in 1949 and we have been helping clients fight for adequate and full compensation ever since. Our attorneys are proud to lend their unparalleled experience and legal knowledge to your case. You can rest assured you are in capable hands that will stop at nothing to fight on your behalf. Call our firm today and take your first step towards physical and economic recovery. We will seek out any third party liability in your claim for payment of compensation beyond workers' compensation benefits.