Construction workers face hazards daily and often perform their jobs in extreme environments under dangerous conditions. Potential risks include working from heights and around heavy equipment. So, when construction employees suffer on-the-job injuries, they deserve to recover related financial damages.
Fortunately, if you sustained an injury, a Southfield construction accident lawyer with Christensen Law can help you seek compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and more. Our job is to secure the resources you need for your treatment and ongoing expenses. Your job is to prioritize your health and recovery.
Who Is Financially Liable for Your Construction Accident in Southfield, MI ?
According to the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity, nearly all employers in the state must provide employees with worker’s compensation insurance. Therefore, if your construction injury happened on the job, you can and should pursue a benefits claim.
Under the worker’s compensation system, you usually cannot sue your employer if they comply with the law and purchase insurance. But you can pursue a case against a liable third party. Our Southfield construction accident attorneys can investigate the cause of your injury and hold liable parties financially accountable.
You may have a case against:
- The owner of the manager of the construction site
- A negligent general contractor or subcontractor
- An equipment or materials supplier
- A delivery driver or other motorist passing by or through the construction site
- A negligent architect or engineer
Our Southfield Construction Accident Attorneys Will Prove Your Right to Compensation
Since 1991, Christensen Law has served as a voice for the unheard. We know how severe accidents change the lives of victims and their families. Our team is here to listen to you, understand your needs, and support you through an already difficult time by taking the burden of an injury case off your shoulders.
Our attorneys will prove the reckless or careless actions of whoever is liable for your construction accident led to your injuries and damages. Once we start on your case, we will:
- Determine liability for your injuries
- Identify and calculate your damages
- Collect evidence, including medical records, official accident reports, surveillance video, eyewitness testimony, and photographs of the construction site
- Draft and file your insurance claims or lawsuits and all related paperwork
- Handle phone calls, emails, and meetings with involved parties
- Negotiate for the maximum possible settlement
- Represent you at trial if necessary
Why Choose Christensen Law?
Our compassionate lawyers will work tirelessly to safeguard your future and help you get back on your feet by fighting to recover every cent you are due. In our 30-plus years representing injured Michiganians, we have won thousands of cases and hundreds of trials. We’ve also secured multimillion-dollar case results, including a record-setting verdict.
We want to make getting awards as stress-free as possible for you and your loved ones. But that does not mean we will accept a quick settlement or an easy resolution if it does not satisfy your financial losses. We prepare every case for trial and will spare no resources in seeking the compensation you need and deserve.
In addition, we make accessing quality legal representation affordable. We do not charge upfront or out-of-pocket fees or costs for our services. Instead, we work on contingency, which means our payment comes from a percentage of your settlement or verdict. If we do not obtain compensation, you do not owe attorney fees.
Potential Construction Accident Damages
Our Southfield, MI, construction accident lawyers will seek compensation for the following:
- Current and future medical treatment, including ambulance transportation, emergency department care, hospital visits, medical procedures, physical therapy, prescription drugs, mobility aids, and long-term nursing services
- Lost income, including weekly income, bonuses, and employment benefits
- Lost earning capacity if your construction injury prevents you from earning the same living as before your accident
- Physical pain, mental anguish, and emotional suffering, including disabling injuries, scarring, disfigurement, depression, anxiety, inconvenience, loss of enjoyment, and diminished quality of life
- Wrongful death of a loved one, including the deceased’s medical bills, funeral and burial expenses, lost income, and lost services and support
Seek Awards Within Michigan’s Statute of Limitations
There is a deadline for seeking construction accident damages. According to Michigan Compiled Laws § 600.5805, you have three to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. If the statute of limitations expires, the court will likely dismiss your case, even if you have a solid argument proving negligence. Waiting can also reduce your negotiating power when seeking an insurance settlement. Do not delay. Our lawyers can help you get started today.
What Is the Largest Cause of Construction Accidents?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the leading cause of work-related construction accident deaths. In addition to falls, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that the top four construction hazards include:
- Struck by/against accidents
- Caught in/between accidents
Whatever caused your accident, we are here to assist you. We have experience with cases involving severe and catastrophic injuries, including:
- Head, neck, and back injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Spinal cord injuries (SCIs)
- Broken bones
- Hearing and vision loss
- Loss of a limb
- Internal bleeding and organ damage
Contact Christensen Law for a Free Consultation
Contact Christensen Law today to learn more about how our Southfield construction accident lawyers can protect your rights and financial future. Fill out our online form or call 248-900-9000 for a risk-free, no-cost consultation. With our contingency fee arrangement, you may have everything to gain and nothing to lose.
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