Construction jobs are some of the most dangerous in America, and accidents onsite often lead to severe and catastrophic injury or even death. Even when employees take all the necessary precautions such as following safety procedures with heavy machinery or wearing the proper safety attire, dangers always exist when working in construction-related fields.
However, just because construction sites are inherently dangerous doesn’t absolve employers, managers, or supervisors of their responsibility to keep their employees safe, and it doesn’t mean that you are not entitled to compensation should you be injured during the course of your employment. If you have suffered life-altering injuries while working, it’s possible that one or more of your colleagues, supervisors, employers, site owners, or even equipment manufacturers were negligent in their behavior or actions and that this negligence ultimately led to your injuries.
The attorneys at Perry Charnoff are here to help those individuals who suffer catastrophic injuries while on the job as well as their families in the event of their work-related death. While this area of the law can become highly complicated due to the potential for several parties having been complicit in an accident that results in lifelong injuries, we combine our knowledge and experience to professionally and aggressively pursue justice on your behalf ― both at the negotiating table and in the courtroom.
The Fatal Four and Common Legal Approaches
The most common injuries resulting from construction accidents that we see are traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, burns, paralysis, and electrocution ― all of which can also lead to death. In 2014, 899 construction workers were killed on the job, and most of these were the result of “fatal four” accidents, including falls, electrocution, struck-by-object injuries, and caught-in/between injuries. Together, these four categories accounted for 545 deaths, with falls being the leading cause of death on the construction site (359) followed by electrocution (74).
Perry Charnoff PLLC
From the moment our professional relationship begins, we prepare your case assuming that it will eventually go to trial. In order for our firm to conduct a prompt and thorough investigation of the incident that left you injured, we can enlist industry-specific experts to review evidence, as well as medical experts who can establish the legitimacy, severity, longevity, and cost of your injuries.
Once all of the facts have been presented and verified, our knowledge of the laws applicable to your claim will come into play. With over 30 years of combined experience on both sides of the legal process (defense and plaintiff), our attorneys have developed a unique perspective that allows us to empathize with our clients and remain one step ahead of opposing counsel. We are extremely comfortable in a courtroom setting and are familiar with all of the local venues, as well as the best practices and procedures for each.
Please contact us today by calling (703) 291-650 or completing this brief form to learn more about our firm and to receive a free, no-obligation consultation during which we can discuss the particulars of your potential claim and offer initial advice concerning your best legal course of action. We also work on a contingent fee basis, which means that you do not pay attorney fees unless we are able to achieve a recovery in your case.
Statutes of limitations apply to personal injury, product liability, and wrongful death claims, so please reach out today so that we can begin work on your case immediately.