Gresham Construction Accident Lawyer
Construction jobs are some of the most dangerous occupations in the world. Many construction workers risk their lives on a daily basis because of hazardous conditions on their work site. Despite numerous safety regulations, construction accidents are a common occurrence and can result in debilitating injuries that can prevent people from working for a long time. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a construction accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injury. Our qualified Gresham construction accident attorneys at Rizk Law can assist you in making a claim for your injury and financial losses. We have extensive knowledge of state law on construction accident claims and are prepared to help you get through every step of the process so that you have a chance to try to recover the compensation you deserve.
Our services are provided on a contingency fee basis, which means that there are no upfront costs or attorney fees, we only receive payment if we recover compensation for your case. Contact us today for a free, legal consultation and we will gladly let you know your options. We know you are hurting and want to do our part to help you deal with the effects of your injury. If you were injured in a construction project in the Gresham area, we may be able to help you.
Types of Construction Accident Cases
During your free consultation, a Gresham construction accident lawyer will examine the cause of your accident and determine the type of claim that is appropriate for your injury.
There are several ways to try to recover compensation after a construction accident:
Personal Injury Lawsuit
Under Oregon’s workers compensation laws, workers cannot sue their employers. However, you may be entitled to sue a third party that caused your injury. In this case, your lawyer will need to prove that your injuries were caused by the negligence of the third party. During your consultation, we will examine the following elements that need to be present in order to pursue a personal injury case:
- Duty of care: This means the at-fault party had a legal duty to ensure your safety while working on the construction site.
- Breach of duty: This means that the at-fault party breached its duty of care by failing to act in a responsible or cautious manner, resulting in your injury
- Causation: This means you need to prove your injury was directly caused by the at-fault party’s action or lack thereof.
- Damages: This means that the at-fault party’s breach of duty caused you to suffer damages.
Workers’ Compensation Claim
Oregon's workers' compensation system is a no-fault system. In other words, all workers are owed workers' compensation benefits if the injury is work-related, even if the injury was not caused by negligence. This means you do not need proof that your injury was caused by someone else's actions to obtain benefits. If you can establish your injury is work-related, you can receive workers' compensation benefits. At Rizk Law, we do not handle workers' compensation claims and do not collect a fee from this process. If you need an attorney to help you with this process, we can suggest other attorneys who can work with you on a workers' compensation claim.
Product Liability Lawsuit
Construction sites are often occupied by heavy machinery and equipment that can pose a danger to workers if it is defective or does not work as intended. This can include faulty scaffolding or ladders that collapse when used by a worker.
If you or someone you love has suffered an injury because of a flawed product, you may be entitled to file a product liability claim. Our Gresham product liability attorneys at Rizk Law can guide you through the process of trying to prove that a defective product was the cause of your injury.
Wrongful Death Lawsuit
In the unfortunate event that a construction accident caused your loved one’s death, our compassionate attorneys at Rizk Law will carefully review your claim to help you determine if another party may be at-fault for your loved one’s death. We will help you determine if you have a case and help you pursue maximum compensation if you want to move forward. If you file a wrongful death lawsuit, you may be entitled to various forms of compensation for your loss, including but not limited to:
- Loss of financial support
- Loss of companionship
- Pain and suffering
If you are suffering from an injury or lost a loved one in a construction accident, our lawyers at Rizk law can help you determine the type of case you are dealing with and help you proceed with the next steps in pursuing compensation for your claim. Contact us today for a free, legal consultation.
Common Types of Construction Accidents
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) there were 971 fatalities that occurred in construction sites in 2017. The leading causes of worker deaths in the construction industry were falls, fatalities caused by being struck by an object, electrocution, and caught-in/between accidents.
- Falls – 381 out of 971 (39.2 percent) total deaths were caused by a fall
- Struck by object - 80 (8.2 percent)
- Electrocution – 71 (7.3 percent)
- Caught-in/between – 50 (5.1 percent)
Other causes of construction-related injuries can include the following:
- Fires and explosions
- Slip and fall accidents
- Trench or building collapses
- Exposure to dangerous chemicals
- Machinery or equipment accident
- Being struck by a vehicle
If you are a victim of a construction accident, get the legal help you need from a qualified Gresham construction accident attorney at Rizk Law. We will help you understand your rights and whether you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries.
Get in touch with us today at 503.245.5677.
Common Construction Accident Injuries
Construction workers are more prone to injuries than workers in just about any other industry. Victims may suffer a wide range of injuries depending on the type of construction accident, such as:
- Knee and ankle injuries
- Cuts and lacerations
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Illness from exposure to toxic chemicals
- Injuries to the neck, shoulder or back
- Internal organ damage
- Eye injuries such as vision impairment or blindness
- Traumatic brain injuries
Construction workers who experience an injury should seek immediate medical attention, as some injuries acquired from construction accidents may not seem as severe until a few days after the accident.
After you receive proper medical treatment, contact a Gresham construction accident attorney and get started reviewing your legal options. Our lawyers at Rizk Law will walk you through the steps you need to file a claim.
Compensation Awarded for Construction Accident Cases
Due to the nature of construction accidents, many victims often suffer serious injuries that require a lot of medical treatment. Necessary treatment may take a toll on your finances especially if your injury prevents you from working. Victims filing a workers’ compensation will be limited to reasonable medical costs and lost earnings.
If filing a personal injury case, victims of construction accidents may have the opportunity to recover economic damages such as:
- Medical bills
- Medical equipment
- Loss of wage
The state of Oregon only allows a maximum of $500,000 for noneconomic damages such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of reputation
In the unfortunate case of a death, families may be compensated for funeral and burial costs along with the loss of the income of the deceased.
A skilled Gresham construction accident lawyer at Rizk Law may be able help you pursue the maximum amount of compensation possible for your injuries and losses.
Get in Touch with a Gresham Constriction Accident Lawyer Today
If you believe your construction accident could have been prevented, contact a qualified lawyer today. Our attorneys at Rizk Law understand that dealing with a construction accident can be a painful and overwhelming experience. We are here to help ease the burden of your suffering. Call us today for a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your legal options.
Our attorneys at Rizk Law work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you will not pay us unless we successfully recover compensation for your claim. There are no risks involved. Contact us today and let us get started on your construction accident case.
Call us now at 503.245.5677.