The current construction and housing market boom has aided in the skyrocketing cost of construction materials due to high industry demands. Recently we even saw the Federal Way Link Extension project cost estimates jump from $2.1 billion to $2.5 billion, which is largely due to the increase in construction costs. Construction companies and contractors are feeling the pressure of these high costs as they try to find ways to lower project costs so that they may remain competitive and offer lower cost projects to potential clients. Unfortunately, sometimes costs related to project and employee safety are cut due to budget concerns. When this happens, lives are put in danger in an industry that is full of danger even when proper safety measures are taken.
If you or a loved one has been injured or died in a construction accident, it is imperative to speak with a construction accident attorney who can help to maximize your compensation for resulting injuries and damages. Clients are often surprised when our Federal Way construction accident attorneys tell them that their financial recovery may not be limited to workers’ compensation benefits which are generally not enough to cover injuries and damages in construction accident cases. We conduct a full and thorough investigation into the accident and surrounding circumstances to determine if any parties outside of your employer may be responsible for your construction accident and resulting injuries.
Constructions sites are often busy places with many different people and companies visiting and working at the site. This means that there is potential for liability to be found with a number of different parties when accidents occur. Attorneys who specialize in construction accidents will have the experience and knowledge to conduct a thorough investigation, examining every detail of the accident including which parties were present at the time of the accident, which parties had previously been at the site, and which parties had access to the site. Construction accident experts will also be knowledgeable about state and federal safety requirements and regulations and will determine if there were any active safety violations or noncompliance issues at the construction site. Liable parties may include the following:
Construction sites are very dangerous due to the potential for many different types of accidents such as falls, being run over or struck by construction equipment, electrocution, or hit by falling debris. Common injuries in construction accidents include broken bones and dislocations, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, burns, permanent disabilities, and death. With so many dangerous conditions, everyone responsible for the construction site should be in compliance with safety regulations in order to minimize and eliminate potential dangerous conditions.
Contact our Federal Way construction site accident attorneys at Russell & Hill, PLLC to discuss your construction accident case. Our knowledgeable and compassionate construction accident attorneys fight to see that negligent parties are held responsible for injuries and damages sustained in construction accidents including lost wages, lost future earnings, medical bills, disability, disfigurement, pain and suffering, and wrongful death.