If you have been injured in a construction accident, knowing your legal rights can provide both financial relief and peace of mind.
Construction sites are filled with heavy materials, large machinery, construction vehicles, tools, scaffolds, and other potential dangers. Whether by a fall, electrocution, negligence, or falling objects, a construction accident can leave victims to face catastrophic injuries. Worker’s compensation may not be able to cover the medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses and losses incurred by the construction accident. Our experienced Connecticut construction accident attorneys are committed to recovering the full and fair compensation for serious construction accident victims in Connecticut.
We are currently evaluating construction accident injury claims throughout the state of Connecticut. Victims of construction accidents, negligence, and personal injury have the right to seek compensation for their injuries, damages, loss of wages, and medical expenses. Our construction accident injury lawyers handle all types of accident claims. We also handle every type of construction accident claim and construction vehicle accident compensation cases.
Construction accidents can cause life-threatening physical injuries and trauma that can include financial damage to victims of negligent drivers. Injured victims must deal with large and unforeseeable medical expenses, loss of wages, pain, suffering and loss of quality of life. Family members also can suffer economic loss, mental anguish and loss of companionship in caring for an injured family member.
Many construction accidents occur due to negligence on the part of one of others involved. When a construction accident is caused by another party’s negligence you are entitled compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering as well as other damages.
Recent Construction Injury Verdicts & Settlements
$1.3 Million Settlement: Carpenter fell through roof opening at a construction site.
$6.5 Million Settlement: 2 Ironworkers injured when side of building there constructing fell on them.
$5 Million Verdict: Construction worker falls to ground caused by unsafe scaffold.
$870,000 Settlement: Electrician falls off unsecured ladder at construction site causing multiple injuries.
$3.5 Million Settlement: Construction worker crushed by falling wall.
$2 Million Settlement: Death of a construction worker asphyxiated by methane gas.
$1.3 Million Settlement: Pipefitter injured in compressed air explosion while connecting pipe.
$800,000 Million Settlement: Steelworker sustained a back injury lifting heavy piece of steel
$3 Million Settlement: Ironworker injured in crane collapse.
$12 Million Settlement: Construction worker paralyzed when he was struck by falling construction materials.
Construction Injury Statistics
Construction site workers account for 20% of all fatal workplace/industrial accidents.
2.3 million Construction workers are estimated to work on scaffolds each year in the U. S.
In 2009, there were 816 construction worker deaths reported by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Construction workers between 25-34 years old are the most likely to be injured in a construction site accident.
In 2010, there were 4,547 fatal construction work injuries were recorded in the United States.
There were 187 Work-related fatalities reported from fires and explosions in 2010.
15% of all claims on workers’ compensation claims are spent on victims of construction accidents.
According OSHA, one out of every ten construction workers is injured on the job every year.
Most construction site injuries involve construction workers’ necks, backs, spines, and trunks.
More than 4.1 million people in the United States suffer a workplace injury or occupational illness each year.
There are about 150,000 construction site accidents reported each year in the U. S. according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
There are more than 40,000 construction injuries in work zones each year.