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:
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!
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.
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.