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According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA,) ten percent of construction workers are injured every year. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) estimates that over 1,000 construction workers a year die on the job.
When workers are injured or killed - families suffer, and workers compensation insurance alone does not provide adequate compensation. If you or a family member has been injured on a construction site, it’s important to begin an investigation immediately. An experienced Missouri construction accident attorney can determine whether you meet an exception to workers compensation as your “exclusive remedy,” making it possible to bring additional claims for compensation.
Workers Compensation and Construction Accidents in Missouri
Workers Compensation is a system in Missouri that provides efficient access to medical benefits and lost earnings for workers that have been injured on the job. The trade-off is that by accepting workers compensation benefits, your right to sue your employer for the negligence that caused the injury may be diminished. Though this does not always mean that you are limited to the reimbursement benefits under Workers Compensation.
If your work injury was caused by a individual or entity other than your employer it is often possible to seek compensation through a “third-party” that is negligent, allowing you to potentially collect compensation for pain, suffering, and emotional distress from an entity separate from your employer.
Types of Third-Party Lawsuits For Construction Accidents in Missouri
It’s possible that somebody other than your employer caused your accident. One example of such third party liability would be a product liability claim. If a forklift, crane, or other type of machinery malfunctioned, it’s possible to seek compensation from the designer, manufacturer, and/or supplier as a product liability case.
If there was negligence on the part of non-employer personnel such as delivery persons, sub-contractors, or visitors, they may be liable for your damages. If the accident was caused by the negligence of the owner of the property where the accident occurred, this may also give rise to liability and the possibility of compensation for economic and non-economic damages.
Missouri Construction Accident Attorney
If you’ve been seriously injured in a construction accident, you need a lawyer that will leave no stone unturned seeking to collect the full amount of compensation you’re entitled to. It is important to seek out a Missouri construction accident attorney with the experience and skills to help you pursue damages and compensation for your injuries. Call today for a free consultation.
TYPES OF CONSTRUCTION/INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT CASES WE HANDLE:
- Construction Equipment Liability
- Construction Products Liability
- Co-Worker Liability
- Employer Liability
- Equipment Injuries
- Factory Accidents
- Falling Objects;
- Forklift Accidents
- Industrial Accidents
- Ladder/Scaffold Falls
- Machinery Malfunctions
- Occupational Accidents
- Power Equipment Accidents
- Power Line Contact Injury
- Mechanical Power Press
- Punch Press Malfunctions
- Supervisor Negligence
- Third Party Claims
- Unsafe Equipment
- Workers Compensation Immunity
- Workplace Accidents
- Crane Failure
- Man Lift Bucket Accidents
- Cherry Picker Accidents
Our legal team is prepared to represent people gravely injured by industrial explosions, drivers of defective trucks or trailers, people who have fallen from ladders or scaffolding, victims of electrocution, falls, fires, or falling objects, and improperly guarded machines.
Any employee, contractor, worker, or even visitor to a construction site or industrial facility who has been injured should contact a lawyer to learn about their legal rights and remedies.
Contact Fletcher Law Office Today
At Fletcher Law Office, we carry a reputation for achieving results. Your recovery and satisfaction in resolution is our priority when one of our Kansas City nursing home injury lawyers represents you.
If you need legal help, it is important to be proactive in your pursuit for recovery and resolution, as there is a civil deadline limiting your ability to file a claim. You must be proactive and ensure that the statute of limitations does not expire for your claim.
Reach out to Fletcher Law Office to schedule an appointment by calling (816) 631-2868 or sending us a message.