Construction Accident Lawyer and InjurY attorney
in West Virginia
Construction Worker Injuries and Non-Worker Injuries
Major construction-related projects are required to follow safety regulations from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA requires the use of safety procedures and equipment on constructions sites, but accidents do happen that affect workers and non-workers alike. If you have personal injuries because of your work or visit to a construction site, contact Trump & Trump, L.C. to review your injury matter and see if you are eligible for compensation.
Consult a Construction Accident Lawyer at Trump & Trump, L.C.
Trump & Trump, L.C. has two offices in Martinsburg and Berkeley Springs to serve residents in West Virginia injured in construction site accidents. Personal injuries on construction sites can bring severe limitations to your future health and welfare. The types of injuries most common in construction site accidents include:
Concussive Head Injuries
Falls from high heights
Slip and fall
Not all construction site injuries result in death. Injured persons may be able to recover but need ongoing therapy for a period of time. Even minor injuries may entitle a worker to compensation.
Remedies Available for Construction Related Injury
Work-related injuries would be eligible for workers’ compensation claims, which follow their own regulations. However, an injured individual may be entitled to the following types of remedies or compensation:
(1) lost wages (as a result of missed work due to the injuries)
(2) medical bills
(3) pain and suffering (the value, expressed in monetary form, of having to deal with the pain and discomfort caused by the injuries), and
(4) loss of normal life (the difference in value, expressed in monetary form, of the person’s quality of life after the injury, compared to the person’s quality of life before the injury).
Non-Worker Injuries from Falling Debris and More
Many personal injury lawsuits fall outside the limitations of workers compensation or may relate to unexpected accidents experienced by people not directly involved with the construction site, or who have some other subordinate connection. Examples of this would be persons injured by a contractor or subcontractor, the manufacturer or faulty equipment, or someone who wanders close or is in the wrong place when an unexpected accident occurs. Even with adequate safety equipment and warning signs, there are often standards or other ways of providing safe conditions on or around construction sites. A personal injury lawyer from Trump & Trump, L.C. can work with you to review your accident claim to see if the safety failure may be evidence of liability. Call our office in Berkeley Springs or Martinsburg today!