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Construction Site Accident Claims and Litigation

If you or a family member suffered a severe injury at a construction or maintenance project of any kind in the St. Louis area, southern Illinois or anywhere in Missouri, contact a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer at the Roberts Law Firm in St. Louis. We can analyze the circumstances of your case to see whether you can recover damages for the full range of your losses, including compensation for pain and suffering.

Under most circumstances, an employee injured at work will need to file a workers’ compensation claim to recover lost income and medical expenses. Other elements of damages that would be available in a personal injury lawsuit are not covered in a workers’ comp claim, but the injured worker does not need to prove negligence or fault in order to receive benefits under the workers’ compensation system – the claimant need only prove that the injury was suffered on the job and resulted in a period of disability. Accidents on the job will not support a lawsuit against the employer or a fellow employee except under highly unusual facts.

In construction accident cases, however, where contractors and subcontractors from many different companies are likely to be working on different parts of the same project, it is often possible to identify a defendant unrelated to your own employer who might be held liable for personal injury damages in your case. In many cases, you can collect workers’ compensation benefits while your personal injury case against a third-party defendant is under investigation and preparation for trial.

We can advise you about your rights against a negligent, nonemployer defendant in such construction accidents as the following:

  • Falls from ladders, scaffolding, or roofs
  • Excavation accidents
  • Heavy equipment accidents
  • Truck accidents involving deliveries of materials or supplies
  • Hazardous substance accidents, including severe burns from caustic chemicals
  • Explosion or electrocution injuries
  • Highway construction accidents, including those involving the Interstate 64/40 makeover
  • Accidents involving industrial tools such as nail guns, power drills, or chain saws

Our attorneys can represent construction accident victims who were hurt on commercial or residential building sites, highway improvement projects, infrastructure development or repair projects, or maintenance and remodeling jobs. To learn more about your legal alternatives following a serious accident at a construction site of any kind,
contact an experienced personal injury lawyer at the Roberts Law Firm in St. Louis, Missouri.

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