Any construction worker can tell you how dangerous the job can be. Accidents are common, many of them severe or deadly. Yet so many could be prevented if everyone followed the safety measures laid out by OSHA and other safety groups.
If you followed the rules and still got injured on a worksite, Morelli Law Firm can help you. Our construction accident attorneys in Buffalo can go over your claim and make it stronger – and potentially get you more compensation for your accident.
Damages From Construction Accident Injuries
Hazards are everywhere on job sites, including falls, heavy machinery, slipping, electrical hazards, chemical exposure, and more. Any of these can cause an accident that could cause severe injury or death.
If you’re the victim of an accident, there are costs associated with that. These are the damages of your case. The most immediate one is the cost of current and future medical care. When you work with a construction accident lawyer, they’ll use their experience and your bills to calculate this amount.
There are also many other damages you could be eligible for, including ones that don’t have a price tag like the consequences of long-term physical disfigurement, emotional pain, pain and suffering, and others. We will investigate all possible routes of compensation for your case.
How We’ll Work on Your Construction Accident Case
The sooner we can get started working on your construction accident case, the better your outcome will be. Our Buffalo construction accident attorneys will have time to do things like:
- Review all the accident reports
- Perform our own investigation of the incident
- Document the amount of your damages
- Gather evidence that shows who is really at fault and why
- Handle all the paperwork and processing required to make a claim or file a lawsuit
- Keep you in the loop about what’s going on
- Respond to all your questions in a timely, supportive manner
There is a limit to how long we can work on your case before you lose the chance to file for compensation. In New York, this is three years for most personal injury lawsuits. For wrongful death cases, the limit is two years. If you pass this deadline, the court will deny you the chance of compensation.
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Our Past Construction Accident Victories
Every case has a unique value, depending on all the circumstances. Nevertheless, some cases end up being far more valuable than others. Morelli Law is proud to have secured victories and positive results in several high-value construction accident lawsuits.
Several of these cases ended up netting millions or even tens of millions for our clients. Naturally, we have to justify the value of your case through evidence. If you want to discover how much your case could be worth, you need to speak with a construction accident lawyer in Buffalo with a track record of high-value cases.
Examples of Negligence on Construction Sites
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), is responsible for inspecting sites for workplace safety. They also compile data on workplace accidents to find the most common violations. If we can trace your accident to one of these violations, there’s a good chance of negligence. Some of the most frequent include:
- Lack of fall protection
- Lack of respiratory protection
- Inadequate signage, safety rails, and other hazard warnings
- Poor or damaged scaffolding
- Inadequate protection against electrocution
- Collision or pinning by industrial vehicles
To win your construction accident case, we need to prove that someone else’s negligence was responsible for your accident. It could be your employer, but it could also be another worker or another company. We will inspect all the evidence to see who is most responsible for your injury before approaching them with a claim.
Don’t Accept the Initial Settlement – Call Us Today
You may get approached by an insurer before you speak with a lawyer. The odds are high that whatever they’re offering is far less than what you could get with the help of a lawyer. Do not accept any settlement offer until our Buffalo construction accident lawyers look it over.
You can speak with our team anytime in a free, no-obligation consultation about your case. To get started on your case, call Morelli Law Firm or use the link here to schedule your case evaluation.