Las Vegas Construction Accident Attorney
Injured on a construction site?
Construction sites are places riddled with potential dangers. From heavy
machinery, exposed electrical equipment, and heavy objects to unsafe scaffolding
and hazardous materials, the dangers construction workers and nearby pedestrians
face are tremendous.
Throughout Las Vegas and the state of Nevada, construction has been an
essential industry and one closely tied to the development of the region's
residential and commercial sectors. As a result, accidents on construction
sites throughout the state injure and kill
hundreds of people each year.
Statistics published by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration
(OSHA) show that the construction industry reports some of the highest
rates of fatalities and work related injuries. Some of the most common
types of construction accidents include:
- Crane accidents
- Falling objects
- Slip and fall accidents
- Ladder and scaffolding accidents
- Forklift accidents
- Exposure to toxic and harmful substances
Construction workers place their lives on the line each day. In the event
that they do suffer injuries or illnesses in the course of performing
their job, they have the right to take legal action and recover compensation
for their damages.
If you or your loved one has recently been injured on a construction site,
allow a Las Vegas personal injury attorney from Shook & Stone to review
your case, explore your options, and help you navigate the way toward
full and fair compensation.
Request a FREE case review today!
Exploring Your Legal Options
As an injured worker, you have several legal options that can be used to
recover your damages. Filing a
workers' compensation claim, for example, can provide much needed wage supplementation and medical
benefits. By filing a workers' comp claim, you will relinquish your
right to file a claim against your employer for negligence.
If it can be determined that an employer or contractor failed to provide
safe conditions for workers and ensure that they were kept free from preventable
harm, injured employees may be able to file personal injury claims. Unlike
workers' compensation, personal injury awards can include punitive damages.
Discuss Your Case with a Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyer
Whatever your case may entail and whatever the circumstances surrounding
your construction accident may be, our experienced Las Vegas personal
injury attorneys make it a point to fully evaluate your case and thoroughly
vet your available options. By choosing the most appropriate legal action,
our legal team can ensure you have the strongest possible chance of getting
the compensation you require.
Having represented numerous injured construction workers and their families
throughout the years, our Nevada construction accident lawyers have proven
that we know how to handle these cases swiftly and successful.
Contact Shook and Stone to discuss your case.