Working on or passing through a construction zone in Arizona should not put your life at risk. Construction companies and their employees must obey safety rules to decrease the risk of accidents at construction sites. Unfortunately, many companies cut corners to increase profitability. This can lead to preventable disasters in the construction industry. If you or a family member is a construction accident victim, contact the Scottsdale personal injury lawyers at David Shapiro Law, PLLC for a free legal consultation. We may be able to help you hold someone accountable for paying your damages.
Obtaining compensation for your past and future damages typically requires negotiating with an insurance company for a fair settlement. An insurer may use tactics such as delaying its responses to you or undervaluing your injuries to save itself money. A proven way to protect yourself from bad-faith tactics is by hiring a lawyer. A construction accident attorney in Arizona can stand up to insurance companies on your behalf, fighting for maximum financial recovery while you focus on healing. You will not worry about the strength of your claim when you hire a lawyer to take care of legal processes for you.
Construction accidents are common in the US – much more common than they would be if every construction company fulfilled its duties of care. Construction accidents and disasters injure thousands of workers and passersby every year. According to statistics from the Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration, construction takes more lives than any other industry in the US. In 2018 alone, 1,008 workers died in construction. Four main accidents take the most construction worker lives in the US annually.
Crane accidents, falling objects, scaffold collapses, transportation accidents, heavy machinery incidents, lack of machine guards, roof collapses, exposure to toxic substances, heat exhaustion, and violence are all common causes of construction worker injuries and deaths in Arizona. As the victim of a construction accident, you may be eligible for compensation from one or more parties, including the construction company, site manager, property owner, or product manufacturer. Attorney David Shapiro can help you seek compensation from the appropriate party in Scottsdale.
Arizona’s workers’ compensation system will reimburse an injured employee’s damages without requiring proof of fault or negligence on the part of the employer. You could obtain benefits for 100% of your medical expenses and about 67% of your lost wages for a construction accident through workers’ compensation. The lawyers at David Shapiro Law, PLLC can help you negotiate with an insurance provider for maximum benefits, as well as assist you with issues such as insurance bad faith. We could also explore your other legal options, if applicable.
While a workers’ compensation claim may be easier to win, it may not satisfactorily rectify your damages. You may instead need to file a negligence-based claim against the at-fault party for full compensation for your losses. A lawsuit could end in higher compensation for your damages than a workers’ comp claim in Arizona, including benefits for pain and suffering. You or your construction accident lawyer will need to prove fault to receive compensation, however. Some injured employees have the right to file both workers’ comp claims and personal injury lawsuits. Our lawyers can explain your options during a free consultation.
At David Shapiro Law, PLLC, we take the extra time to get to know our clients, identify their goals, and personalize our legal strategies accordingly. Discover how we can help with your Scottsdale construction accident claim today. Call (480) 300-5405 or contact us online to request a free consultation.