Spinal Cord Injury Caused by a Construction Site Accident
If you've been affected by a construction site spinal cord injury, are you being properly compensated?
It's not uncommon for injured construction workers to believe they were at fault, or for their employers to deny any responsibility when workers sustain life changing injuries. But the truth is companies must adhere to a high set of standards at construction sites. Many worker injuries are the direct result of companies not following common-sense safety requirements.
The Truth About Construction Accidents
In a matter of seconds, a construction worker can suffer severe back injuries. Some of the frequent causes of major injury include:
- Construction Vehicle Accidents
- Crane Accidents
- Roof Accidents/Skylight Accidents
- Scaffolding Accidents
- Structure Collapses
Construction jobs are among the most dangerous in the U.S., due to the extensive use of heavy machinery, the heights at which much work is performed, and the use large building materials. Still, most construction accidents are avoidable, and it is possible to receive compensation when an employers' mistake leads to your injury.
If you or a family member have suffered spinal injuries on a construction site, here are just a few questions to consider:
- Did the employer follow all safety guidelines?
- Was all equipment in good repair and with safety mechanisms in place?
- Were all workers at the site given proper training and supervision?
The fact is, sometimes companies take shortcuts, and may rush to complete a job even though a piece of heavy machinery is broken, for instance. Or perhaps guardrails were not installed along a railing. In other cases, simple incompetence or poor decisions led to an incident that caused the spinal cord injury.
The Heavy Toll of a Spinal Cord Injury Accident
Spinal cord injuries can be devastating, resulting in symptoms ranging from pain to quadriplegia. Spinal cord injuries require immediate treatment that can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, followed by a lifetime of rehabilitation and therapy.
For construction workers, this kind of injury can prevent them from ever working again. You may be entitled to workers compensation claims, but these often don't cover all the expenses that come with this dramatic change in lifestyle. The doctor's visits. The adaptive equipment. The income you could be making if you weren't injured.
A strong construction site accident attorney can not only fight for you to recover all current medical expenses, but also your future medical and living expenses.
Pursue the Settlement You Deserve
If you or a family member has been injured, are you paying the price for an employer's bad actions? Spinal cord injuries are extremely complex, and many large companies arm themselves with vast resources in an effort to avoid taking responsibility for accidents. It's easy to feel powerless if you're up against this.
Furthermore, spinal cord accidents happen lighting fast, and on sites with crews from different contractors using equipment from different manufacturers. Your best hope for just compensation is an attorney who can investigate an accident thoroughly, and prove the cause of a worker's debilitating injuries.
The lawyers at the Ammons Law Firm can help you gain the settlement that you deserve. They specialize in personal injury and spinal cord injury cases. With a nationwide network of expert witnesses, physicians, and private investigators, they have the resources to handle even the most complex cases. The Ammons Law Firm has years of experience helping victims of construction site accidents regain their way of life.
Call (866) 523-1606 today. In a no-obligation consultation, you will receive all of the information you need to make an informed decision about your legal option. You do not deserve to be punished for the oversight and neglect of others.