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What Are My Legal Options if I Was Injured on a Construction Site? 

 Posted on February 22, 2023 in Personal Injury

Grand Rapids Scaffolding Injury LawyerConstruction sites are full of hazards. Unfinished buildings, scaffolding, heavy equipment, trenches, and electrical hazards are common in Michigan construction sites. If you or a loved one were injured because of a construction project or equipment, you may be able to file a personal injury claim and recover compensation. You could be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and more.

Who is Legally Responsible for a Construction Site Injury?

If you are injured on a construction site, your first step should be to identify who is responsible for the injuries. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, multiple parties may be liable:

  • The owner or developer of the property

  • Contractors or subcontractors working on the construction project

  • The manufacturer or designer of defective equipment

  • Architects or engineers

It is important to identify all responsible parties because they may be personally liable, or their insurance policies may cover your losses. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you determine who is legally responsible and file a claim against them.

Injuries from Construction Site Accidents

Building, repairing, and demolishing structures all pose significant risks for the general public. Construction site accidents can involve a variety of injuries, such as:

  • Broken bones

  • Head and brain injuries

  • Loss of vision or hearing

  • Spinal cord injuries

  • Burns

  • Soft tissue damage

  • Amputations

What Types of Compensation Can I Get for a Construction Site Injury?

If you were injured on a construction site, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your losses. Depending on the circumstances of your injury and who is responsible, you may be able to recover damages for:

  • Medical bills such as hospital stays, scans, tests, doctor’s visits, and rehabilitation

  • Lost income while away from work due to your injury

  • Pain and suffering

  • Mental anguish

  • Emotional distress

  • Permanent disability or disfigurement

  • Loss of enjoyment of life

The amount of compensation you may be able to recover will depend on the severity of your injuries and the damages resulting from those injuries. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you determine the value of your claim and fight to get you compensation.

Contact Our Michigan Construction Site Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one were injured on a construction site in the Grand Rapids area or surrounding areas, contact John D. Tallman, PLC, Attorney at Law. John Tallman is a Kent County personal injury lawyer with extensive experience in personal injury law. He is flexible and able to meet at your home or even the hospital if necessary. Call us today at 616-361-8850 for a free consultation.




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