Some of the most common types of workplace injuries are falls from ladders and scaffolding. Often these accidents are anything but accidental; they are the result of negligence by an employer or contractor working at the construction site.
At Bart Durham Injury Law in Nashville, our attorneys represent hardworking men and women throughout Tennessee who have been injured in construction site accidents. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
Options For Injured Construction Workers
When a construction worker is injured on the job, employers usually steer the employee to workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation provides valuable benefits for injured workers regardless of who was at fault for the accident. If your injury was caused by the negligence of another party, you may have additional options.
Those who operate construction sites have an obligation to maintain high standards of safety in these already dangerous environments. When they fall short in that obligation, and you are injured as a result, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party. Filing a personal injury lawsuit would enable you to seek damages for pain and suffering and other losses that are not covered by workers’ compensation. We will work as a team of lawyers and legal professionals to go through every detail related to your accident case and seek all of the compensation to which you are entitled.
The company operating the site and the contractor responsible for erecting the scaffold may not be the only responsible parties for an accident. Some accidents are caused by defective products. In this case, we will work on your behalf to hold the ladder or scaffolding manufacturer responsible for the injury you suffered.