One of the most dangerous operations in the construction industry is demolition, as the potential for catastrophic accidents is high. Employers are required to supply workers with a certain level of protection and training, in order to keep them safe during such major undertakings. When accidents do occur on the job as the result of a failure to follow proper procedures, you may be entitled to compensation if you were injured. Have your case evaluated for free by a demolition accident attorney at Torgenson Law. Call (602) 726-0747 or fill out our contact form online.
Some of the most common types of demolition site accidents include:
An attorney can investigate your claim to expose the cause of the accident and identify all responsible parties.
Demolition activities are inherently dangerous, to both workers and passersby. The following are some injuries that are common in most demolition accidents:
By law, employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance for employees injured on the job. This insurance will provide benefits to cover medical expenses in full, a percentage of lost wages, and death benefits if the injury was fatal. In most circumstances, employers who carry workers’ compensation insurance are protected from being named in a lawsuit for negligence. However, it’s possible that a third party shares in the responsibility for the accident and liability.
Your demolition accident may necessitate more than a workers’ compensation claim. It’s possible that a third party could share partial liability, for example:
If you were injured because a piece of equipment malfunctioned, the company that manufactured or designed it may be liable.
A general or subcontractor may have contributed to your injury if he or she allowed unsafe conditions at your demolition site. The subcontractor must provide workers with adequate information and safety equipment, or they may be responsible for resulting injuries.
If a fellow worker (or an employee at a third-party company) contributed to your injury accident directly or indirectly, they may be held accountable for damages. Additionally, if another employee used equipment improperly, or created a dangerous situation that led to the accident, he or she may be personally liable.
Following a demolition accident, hiring an attorney to investigate the circumstances of your accident will be critical in holding the responsible parties accountable for your injuries. If successful, you may receive damages for past and future medical bills, loss of wages, pain and suffering, and any other out of pocket expenses you incurred as a result of your accident.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury as a result of a demolition accident, call Torgenson Law at (602) 726-0747 to discuss your case. We can guide you to determine exactly what legal remedies are available to you.