Flint Construction Site Accident Lawyer

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Flint Construction Site Accident Lawyer

Construction jobs are highly valuable to workers and society alike, but the risks that come with this line of work are extraordinary. A worker can do everything right but still end up with catastrophic injuries, or they may even die as a result of their injuries. Negligence on the worksite can cause these terrible events, and they deserve to account for their careless choices.

At Christensen Law, we make it our mission to listen to our clients’ stories and protect them from aggressive insurance companies who might deny their claims for compensation. We aim to win, and we never give up. Let our Flint construction site accident lawyers help you get what you are owed for the harm you’ve suffered. Call our personal injury lawyers now to get started at  248-900-9000.

Can I Sue for a Construction Accident in Flint?

Since construction accidents happen on a worksite, matters can be complicated. Typically, Michigan workers’ compensation pays for some lost income and medical expenses. Workers’ compensation covers most injuries that occur on the worksite, including occupational diseases, regardless of fault. Of course, there are always exceptions to this coverage. For example, intoxication on the jobsite would likely disqualify you for coverage.

When you’re covered by workers’ compensation, you typically are not allowed to sue your employer for damages. However, there are some scenarios in which this is possible. Perhaps the employer did not have workers’ compensation coverage, your employer intentionally caused your accident or harm, or you are not eligible for worker’ compensation coverage. If this is the case, you could have a personal injury case against your employer.

Suing a Third Party in Flint

If your injury is caused by a third party who is not your employer, you may have a case to sue. A common example is if a contractor on the construction site acted negligently or carelessly and caused your injury or the death of a loved one. These cases can be difficult to navigate on your own, as you may not know who to blame.

Regardless of who you are suing, they may have big insurance companies behind them who will make it difficult to seek payment for your losses. Our lawyers can review your claim and see who you have a case against.

What Kind of Construction Accidents Can I Seek Compensation For?

Construction sites involve a lot of workers who may be handling different tasks. We have seen a lot of injuries and accidents in our time as construction accident lawyers, and here are some cases we may be able to help you with:

  • Falls and slip and falls: Construction work often involves workers being high up or in tall machines or structures. Slip and falls can happen anywhere on a job site and can be just as dangerous.
  • Electrocution and electric shocks: Electric shocks, while not fatal, can cause severe, lifelong problems for victims. The injuries may be so catastrophic that you will not work again, or to the same capacity as you had been before the shock. Fatal electrocutions can leave family members devastated and with emotional harm.
  • Getting hit by falling tools and debris: With so much action and movement happening on a construction site, particularly with tall structures, workers are vulnerable to falling objects.
  • Hazardous materials: Construction workers may encounter hazardous materials that can cause long-term harm, including chemical burns, respiratory issues, and cancers.
  • Accidents involving machinery: Workers may be pinned, struck, or caught in machinery, leading to tragic outcomes.
  • Collapsed structures: Building, scaffolding, and trenches may collapse on workers. If someone fails to properly fortify these structures, the consequences can be devasting.
  • Explosions and fires: Smoke, fire, and the impact of a blast can leave workers with a wide range of injuries.
  • Vehicle accidents: With all of the major hazards that exist on the jobsite, it’s easy to forget that vehicles pose a risk. Negligent driving and faulty vehicle parts are just some of the causes of these incidents. These accidents can even be caused by drivers that are not involved with the worksite, and often involve cars and other trucks.

If your accident or injuries are not mentioned above, please still reach out to us. The nature of construction sites means accidents can happen and there’s always a risk of harm, but we will make sure that someone pays for their negligence. Call us at 248-900-9000 to get started.

Choosing Christensen Law to Represent Your Flint Construction Accident

Christensen Law is a firm that has spent over 30 years helping people just like you hold people responsible for their actions. We firmly believe in championing the voice of the unheard. Construction workers help build our city, and they deserve respect, representation, and justice—no negligence will get swept under the rug when Christen Law is around.

Some firms take on cases and are only interested in having wins on their results page, rather than making sure their clients are actually satisfied with the outcomes. Your needs are front and center here at Christensen Law. We do not believe in settling for less than what you need and deserve for your injuries and losses. We’ve helped our clients win millions of dollars, including:

While we cannot make any guarantees about your case, if we work with you, we will make sure we fight for every dime you are owed.

What Can a Flint Construction Accident Lawyer Do for Injury Victims?

We’ve seen how severe a construction accident can be, and we firmly believe that you should not handle legal matters on your own. Our firm will:

  • Evaluate your case and your losses: A construction accident case is a major undertaking for victims, but with our attorneys at your side, you can rest assured you have an accomplished and compassionate team to guide you. We will review you case, see what parties are liable, and determine the best course of action. Of course, we will take a look at the impact of the accident on your life and determine the value of all of your losses.
  • Investigate your accident: One of the most essential tasks our injury lawyers do for clients is to determine what actions led to your harm, and who is responsible for them. We must provide proof of negligence and that these actions are directly connected to your losses. We draw on our years of personal injury experience, as well as our resources that can help support your claims, Whether that’s construction industry professionals, eyewitness, or medical professionals, we spare no expense when conducting our investigations.
  • Negotiate with insurers: We will first attempt to settle your case without going to court. Construction companies and insurers, although hesitant to pay out, may want to avoid the expense and public attention that comes with a trial. If we can settle during this stage, and the offer is fair, we can get you your settlement without ever having to go to court.
  • Represent you in trial: Of course, some companies may not agree to a fair settlement amount, but don’t worry: our lawyers are always ready to represent you in a courtroom. When we take on a case, we meticulously prepare for court, even if the case is settled long before then. We will do what it takes to get you the settlement or verdict you deserve.

With record-setting outcomes and over three decades of experience in Michigan personal injury law, we are confident we can help you with your construction accident claim.

You Deserve Maximum Compensation for Your Flint Construction Accident Losses

While no two construction cases are the same, we will review your losses to see if you can claim:

  • Medical expenses and bills: Construction accidents can cause severe injuries that can change the course of your life. Although you may fully recover from some injuries in the weeks that follow the accident, there are many others that take months or years to heal fully or partially. You may need to pay for multiple surgeries, office visits, physical therapy and rehabilitation, mental health services, medication, and many other associated expenses, both now and in the future. Some injuries are permanent, and they can require costly home modifications, mobility aides, and other equipment. No matter what, we will account for all of your expenses.
  • Lost income and earning potential: Construction is your livelihood, but now you are forced out of work for weeks, if not for life. We’ll make sure to seek damages for all lost income, including income and benefits you could have earned had you not been injured.
  • Pain and suffering, emotional anguish, and other non-economic losses: Your intangible losses are just as important as those that have a direct financial value. We seek compensation for the physical pain you’ve suffered, the emotional and mental harm you’ve gone through, and even the impact the accident has on your relationship with your loved ones.
  • Wrongful death damages: if a loved one died in a construction accident, please accept our sincerest condolences. No money will ever come close to replacing a beloved member of your family, but you still deserve money to acknowledge the pain of your loss and help with the expenses that come from the passing of a family member.

Please note that Michigan state law limits how long you have to sue for damages in a personal injury case. Per Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 600.5805, you only have two years to act. This time moves very quickly, so the sooner you call our team, the better.

Christensen Law: Protecting Construction Accident Victims for Over 30 Years

When a Flint, Michigan construction accident leaves you with catastrophic injuries, extreme pain, and bills, call out Flint construction site accident attorneys for help. We offer free consultations and contingency fee arrangements, so you have nothing to lose. Call us at 248-900-9000 to speak to our team now.