Building Strong Legal Cases For Injured Construction Workers
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Construction workers have one of the most dangerous jobs in our area. Every day, they expose themselves to risks by working with heavy equipment, often in dangerous conditions. They work in intense heat, at heights, and with the constant threat of a significant injury.
That’s why the construction industry is legally required to take significant steps to protect workers’ safety. However, those steps are not always followed, and workers end up being seriously hurt. When that happens, they have a right to fair compensation. The construction accident attorneys at The Law Firm of Pajcic & Pajcic fight for that compensation.
A proven record of advocacy for injured construction workers
We’ve been serving the Jacksonville area for over 45 years, and we’ve handled many construction accident cases during that time. Some of our most significant recoveries include:
- $5 million for a project superintendent who fell through a skylight
- $2.5 million for a contractor who fell into an industrial pit
- $1 million policy limits for a laborer who fell from scaffolding
- Confidential settlement for a laborer who was paralyzed in an accident
How did we successfully resolve these and other cases? Our attorneys put in the work required to build a strong legal case. We investigate accident scenes and thoroughly review records to find the parties responsible for construction accidents and hold them accountable. While no two cases are the same and no prior result can guarantee future success, we are committed to putting our resources and experience to work for every injured client. That’s why we strongly encourage you to contact us today.
Construction workers can often file third-party claims
Injured workers often believe that workers’ compensation will pay for those injuries. It’s true that if you are hurt on the job, you can claim those benefits to pay for some of your expenses, such as lost wages and medical bills. But workers’ compensation rarely pays for the full cost of an injury, especially a serious injury.
The way to get fair compensation for those injuries is to file a personal injury claim. While you can’t sue your employer after an on-the-job injury, you can take legal action against a third party who was responsible for your accident, and with so many companies working on a typical construction site, there’s almost always a way to get that compensation. Some types of construction accidents that could result in a third-party claim include:
- Injuries sustained due to defective construction equipment
- Car accidents in road work zones
- Injuries caused by carelessness on the part of a contractor working for another company
- Injuries caused by dangerous conditions on the premises not addressed by the property owner
These cases are often complex and require extensive work on the part of your attorney. There may be multiple defendants involved, and each one will fight to reduce their own exposure – and thus your claim. That’s why you need an experienced attorney who knows how to handle catastrophic injury cases on your side.