An Arkansas construction accident lawyer can help people injured in worksite and on-the-job accidents. Thousands of construction job site accident occur each year, and in many instances injured parties may be eligible to recover damages beyond those covered by workers compensation insurance. When a party other than an employer is responsible for a on-the-job accident, injured workers can pursue a claim with the help of an Arkansas construction accident lawyer.
For more information, contact Attorney Group for Arkansas today. Our consultations are free, confidential and without any obligation on your part. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a claim we can connect you with an affiliated Arkansas construction accident attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Common Construction Site Accidents
Each year, there are over 250,000 construction workers injuries and work related injuries. There are many potential hazards on a construction site for its workers as well as those who are in close proximity to a construction site. Types of Arkansas construction accidents sometimes caused by parties other than the employer include:
- Auto accidents
- Equipment malfunctions
- Structural collapse
- Crane Accidents
- Falling objects
Construction site injuries or on-the-job fatalities can include violations of Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) regulations.
Workers Compensation May Not Be Enough
When an accident is caused by the fault of an employer, an injured worker is limited to recovering workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation is limited to medical expenses and a set amount for time off work, which is many times less than what the worker was actually making.
When a party other than the employer is responsible for the accident, an injured worker may be able to recover damages from that party in addition to what is recovered from workers’ compensation. This can help injured employees and their families, who often suffer because lost income and expenses that go beyond medical costs following a construction accident.
How an Arkansas Construction Accident Lawyer Can Help
When negligence results in a construction accident, an injured party suffers loss in various ways. The law allows an injured party to pursue damages to recover those losses. Common types of damages recoverable in a personal injury case include:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Loss of ability to earn
- Scarring and disfigurement
When someone’s negligence results in a fatal construction accident, family members of the person killed may recover damages for the wrongful death of their loved one. Wrongful death damages include:
- Medical expenses incurred prior to death
- Conscious pain and suffering prior to death
- Loss of the economic support of the loved one
- Loss of the companionship of the loved one
- Funeral expenses
Construction accident victims and their families are encouraged to seek the counsel of an Arkansas construction accident lawyer to learn more about their rights and remedies.
Contact Us For More Information
To speak with an Arkansas construction accident lawyer, contact the Arkansas Injury Attorney Group. You can fill out the form on this page, call us at the number listed at the top of the page, or email us at [email protected].
When you contact us, an attorney will follow up with you to speak with you about your case or answer questions that you might have. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and any information you provide will be kept confidential.
Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim or file a lawsuit for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.
See our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information, and contact Attorney Group for Arkansas today.