Kansas City Construction Accident Attorney
We’re Here to Help Injured Workers Find Justice
Construction is one of the most necessary jobs in the United States and one of the most dangerous. Construction accidents account for around 20% of workplace deaths in America, killing around 1,000 workers every year. Thousands of others suffer injuries that may require them to take weeks or months off to recover—if it is possible to fully heal.
Between power tools, scaffolding, and the usage of heavy machinery, hazards on construction sites are many. In some cases, a serious accident happens due to a series of worker mistakes. In others, blame can be traced back to a third party.
To determine what happened—and where you should turn for compensation—it’s best to retain a skilled attorney. Our team at DiPasquale Moore can help you file a claim after a construction accident and fight to maximize your compensation.
Why Should I File a Construction Accident Claim?
Anyone injured in a construction accident will likely be eligible to obtain workers’ compensation to help cover their losses. Workers’ compensation is a state-mandated insurance program that covers workplace or on-the-job accidents regardless of fault. You can file a claim to receive reimbursement for medical expenses, disability benefits, and lost wages.
Workers’ compensation provides a vital safety net for injured employees, but the limits on claims mean those who are grievously injured may have expenses that far outpace their settlement. You may be able to fill that gap by filing a lawsuit against a third party who was at fault. Personal injury claims mean:
- Someone can be held at fault for your injuries. This may lead to policy changes or the implementation of safety measures to prevent further accidents.
- You may be able to receive a higher payout because you will not have to deal with the limits and caps on damages inherent to workers’ compensation claims.
- Any party that played a role in your accident can be held liable and must pay damages.
Whether you should pursue a personal injury claim will depend on your situation, but we recommend exploring the opportunity. You can talk to one of our attorneys in a free consultation to learn more about whether taking this step is right for you.
Spotting Third-Party Liability
The best thing about workers’ compensation is that no one has to prove fault to be eligible to make a claim. If you plan to bring a suit against a third party, you will need to first show that someone outside your company made an error, and without that error, the accident would not have happened.
Depending on the nature of the accident, you may already have an idea of what caused it—or you may need to work with a skilled legal team that can fully investigate what happened.
We can look into construction accidents to see if they were caused by a(n):
- Onsite contractor working for a different employer than you
- Other construction company that failed to properly train or oversee its employees
- Equipment designer whose specs did not follow leading safety practices, thereby endangering end users
- Manufacturer that made shoddy tools, equipment, or machinery
- Company that sold unsafe gear
- Delivery driver who caused an accident
- Construction site owner(s) who created unsafe conditions
Most construction accidents are preventable, and when you can identify fault outside of your company, taking legal action can help you hold negligent actors accountable. If you think there might have been an underlying cause behind your accident, call our attorneys to discuss your next steps.
Strong Advocacy for Construction Accident Victims
Depending on the cause and severity of the workplace accident, the amount you may be able to recover will vary. However, whether you’re filing for workers’ comp or planning to pursue a third-party remedy, it’s important to work with a lawyer.
Insurers and negligent companies alike often try to challenge and deny the damages their victims request. Having a strong legal team to back up your claim can help maximize your recovery.
Being injured in a construction accident can derail or even end your career in the field. We want to make sure that, if you are undergoing this hardship, you have the help you need to support yourself as you pursue treatment. Our attorneys work hard and always put the needs of our clients first.