Construction workers toil every day at one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. Every year, hundreds of thousands of construction workers are injured on the job. For such skilled laborers, whose very livelihood depends on their ability to do physical labor, any injury can mean the end of a career. It is often impossible for an injured construction worker to find comparable pay and benefits in another field.
If you or a loved one suffered injury on a construction site, you need the services of an experienced construction accident attorney to help recover the damages to cover lost wages, medical bills, and other expenses. If your case occurred in the state of Tennessee, the Murfreesboro construction law firm of McCarter, Catron & East, PLLC can help.
Construction injuries and accidents
Most serious construction site injuries result from falls from heights. However, even a trip and fall over a misplaced two-by-four can result in serious injury. On a construction site, workers can be injured for numerous reasons including, but not limited to, the following:
- Crane and scaffolding
- Compressed gas explosions
- Falls from skylights
- Roof crush accidents
- Floor opening falls
- Logging accidents
- Welding accidents
- Mesothelioma, benzene cancer, and other diseases
- Motor vehicle accidents
Common injuries that can result from these incidents include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injuries
- Quadriplegia and paraplegia
- Wrongful death
How can a Murfreesboro construction accident lawyer help?
To win just compensation for a construction site injury—or the death of a loved one—you need the help of an experienced accident lawyer.
One essential task that a construction accident attorney can assist you with involves determining the negligent party. When a construction site accident occurs, there may be several parties that can be held responsible for inadequate safety provisions:
- Site or building owners
- Insurance companies
- Equipment manufacturers
Also, the general contractor and all subcontractors on a given site are legally obligated to provide a safe working environment, and to warn workers of potential hazards. Failure to do so can leave the contractor or subcontractor open to legal action.
Experienced construction law attorneys can also determine if a defective product or negligent manufacturing may be involved in your case. If so, the manufacturer of the product in question can also be held legally liable for your injuries.
Contact our Murfreesboro construction accident lawyers
The attorneys of McCarter, Catron & East, PLLC are available at 615-278-9016 to speak with you regarding any legal issue, including personal injury, divorce law, family, business, or construction law. You can also use our email form and contact us today for a free initial consultation.