Las Vegas Construction Accident Lawyers
At Breyer Law Offices, P.C., we appreciate construction employees for literally building this country from the ground up while working in one of the most dangerous occupational fields. Certainly, risk is unavoidable in the construction industry due to the very nature of the work; however, employers should take every possible measure to make a safer working environment for their employees. It is the least they can, and should, do. Unfortunately, this is not always the reality. Thousands of U.S. construction worker are killed every year due to negligence, and even more suffer serious injuries.
Construction workers may not sue their employer, even if the employer is at fault for the incident, but they may pursue workers' compensation benefits.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a Las Vegas construction accident, please contact a Las Vegas personal injury attorney at our offices today. We can discuss the details of your case in a free case evaluation and determine whether you have a viable claim case. Remember, time is of the essence. The longer you wait to pursue your claim, the less chance you'll have of obtaining an optimal settlement.
Mark Breyer is likely among a very small percentage of injury lawyers that not only brings years of experience representing injured workers, but who has also completed a 30 hour OSHA course on construction safety and holds his OSHA card for passing this information-intensive OSHA course. Mark Breyer utilizes this knowledge in representing seriously injured construction workers and their families.
According to statistics reported by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), some of the highest work-related fatality and injury rates are recorded in the construction industry. The most common causes of construction accidents include the following:
- Fall accidents
- Ladder and scaffolding accidents
- Heavy machinery accidents
- Struck by objects
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
While most construction accidents result in physical damages that are immediately apparent and can easily be connected to the job, others may result in long-term damages that are not noticed until years down the line, such as a disease or illness, making it difficult to prove as an on-the-job injury. In the latter case, an experienced attorney can help prove that the illness resulted directly from the construction work and consequently attain compensation for the victim.
Construction workers may not sue their employer, even if the employer is at fault for the incident, but they may pursue workers' compensation benefits. They must fulfill a number of requirements regarding medical treatment and also provide certain supporting information to qualify. An attorney can help file for workers' compensation benefits.
Construction workers are also entitled to file third-party personal injury lawsuits in addition to workers' compensation if a party besides the employer was at fault for the accident. They may recover damages such as medical expenses and lost wages along with non-economic damages such as pain and suffering.
With assistance from the legal team at Breyer Law Offices, P.C., you may receive medical benefits, periodic payments to cover your lost wages during recovery, job training, and rehabilitation services – whatever it is you need to get back on your feet. You have nothing to lose by calling our Las Vegas office at (702) 380-8000. Let us start helping you today.