Compensation For Construction Site Accidents
After suffering serious injuries in a construction accident, many workers feel helpless. The workers’ compensation program is complicated and it fails to cover the full cost of medical care and other costs. General contractors, employers and even your own insurance company will not be helpful in making sure you are compensated. You need an advocate on your side to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
At the Law Office of David A. Williams, you will find a construction site accident lawyer with the knowledge and experience to help you.
David A. Williams is a personal injury attorney with more than 30 years of experience and a dedication to helping our clients get the best result possible. Serving clients in Bellevue and throughout Eastern Washington, we take a strategic, individualized approach to each case. We will take the time to listen to you and remain available to you throughout your case as we fight to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
We handle all types of construction site accidents, including:
|Scaffold falls, ladder falls and roof falls||Falling objects and debris|
|Electric shocks||Faulty equipment|
|Lack of adequate safety materials||Vehicle accidents|
|Crane accidents||Floor and stairway collapses|
Third-Party Liability Claims
The first thing most people think of after a construction site accidents is workers’ compensation. However, workers’ compensation usually does not come close to covering the full extent of injuries and costs. Further, workers’ compensation law prohibits an injured worker from bringing a claim against the employer.
However, if there was another person or entity other than your employer or co-workers who had some responsibility for the accident, we can bring a third-party liability claim. Common examples include defective construction equipment, negligence by vendors, defective ladders, driving negligence and related issues.
At the Law Office of David A. Williams, we represent clients in third-party liability claims. With decades of experience, we can help you obtain full and fair compensation for the injuries you have suffered.
Favorable Laws For Construction Workers
Washington is progressive when it comes to protecting the safety of construction workers. Under Washington law, a general contractor has a nondelegable duty to ensure the safety of the workers on a site. Even if someone is hurt as a result of negligence by someone else on the construction site, the general contractor could be held liable.
Even if you are unsure whether you could have a claim, it is important to talk with a lawyer. Construction site accidents can result in serious injuries that could impact you for the rest of your life, so it is critical to consider all of your options for compensation. Attorney Williams can talk with you, free of charge, to determine whether you have a claim.