Leesburg Construction Accident Attorneys
If you work in construction, you probably take adequate measures to avoid construction accidents, including following typical safety procedures, ensuring that all safety protocol are met and adhered to, and always being vigilant of possible dangers and threats posed by the construction environment. However, accidents happen, and if you were involved in a construction accident in Leesburg, VA, chances are that you sustained serious injuries as a result. With all of the large machinery and equipment, heavy materials, and precarious structures, construction accident injuries tend to be much more severe than the run of the mill personal injury.
At Simms Showers, LLP, our Leesburg construction accident attorneys advocate on behalf of construction crewmembers and other individuals who are injured on a construction site. We thoroughly evaluate the circumstances of each case so that we may determine liability and achieve the most favorable outcome for the victim of the accident.
Receiving Damages Outside of Workers’ Compensation
Typically, when a construction crewmember is injured on a construction site, they must file a workers’ compensation claim against their employer. Unfortunately, a workers’ compensation claim only allows for so many benefits, and usually those benefits do not fully cover the cost of medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. In fact, they do not take into account the emotional duress that oftentimes results from serious accidents such as construction accidents at all.
If another party was to blame for the accident, however, filing a third-party claim is often in the best interest of the injured party. In order to sue a third-party for injuries sustained in a construction accident though, you must be able to prove negligence.
By working with a knowledgeable construction accident attorney, we can evaluate the circumstances leading up to your accident and determine whether or not a third-party’s negligence was the primary cause of your construction accident.
If it is determined that one or more parties failed to meet state or federal regulations that govern the safety of Virginia construction sites, or that the property or contractors failed to provide a safe environment for construction crewmembers, you may sue for compensation under one of a number of different theories. In either instance, you want to contact OSHA – the organization responsible for investigating construction site accidents – and obtain an investigative report regarding the accident. This investigative report should provide all of the information you need for a successful personal injury claim, including liability determination.
Retain the Help of a Leesburg Construction Accident Attorney
If you were involved in a construction accident in which you sustained serious injuries, you may have a third-party personal injury suit on your hands. While workers’ compensation may cover your medical expenses, it does not allow for an adequate recovery period, nor does it account for long-term disability. Furthermore, if you suffer from any emotional trauma as a result of the accident, workers’ compensation will not cover the damages. To ensure that all of your damages are accounted for, our Leesburg construction accident attorneys suggest filing a third-party claim against the liable party. We can help you file a successful claim and receive the damages that you need to compensate for your losses. To consult with one of our Leesburg construction accident attorneys, contact Simms Showers, LLP at 703-997-7821 today.