West Tennessee Injury Attorneys Protecting the Rights of Clients Injured in Construction Accidents
Representing injured workers in Memphis, Jackson and beyond since 1986
The construction industry is one of the most dangerous industries in the United States. Because of the inherent danger, there are volumes of safety regulations enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in an attempt to keep workers who fulfill the vital roles of building our nation’s infrastructure safe at work. Employers owe a duty of care to their employees to conform to OSHA safety regulations, to make sure that tools and equipment are always in safe working order, and that employees are trained in how to do their job safely and avoid construction accidents. However, human beings make mistakes and people get hurt and sometimes lose their lives. Each year in the U.S. there are about 150,000 accidents on construction sites according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). When a worker is injured on a construction site, they may be able to file a workers’ compensation claim that will cover their medical expenses and a partial wage replacement for the time they lose at work due to their injury.
At Bailey & Greer, PLLC, we are proud to represent our hard working clients in the construction industry when they have been injured in construction accidents during the course of their work day. We have the skill and experience to protect our clients’ rights to all of the compensation they deserve, and we also help them if it is appropriate to file a third party personal injury lawsuit if their injuries were caused by defective equipment or premises liability.
Types of construction site accidents
Whether a construction crew is building a sky scraper, a school or new subdivision of homes, there are countless ways in which construction workers could get injured on the job including:
- Crane accidents
- Ladder accidents
- Forklift accidents
- Struck by an object
- Elevator shaft falls
- Trench collapse
- Defective equipment or tools
- Ceiling collapse
- Toxic chemical exposure
Third party liability lawsuits after a construction accident
If the cause of a construction injury can be traced to a defective piece of equipment, malfunctioning tools or an error made by another contracting company, the injured worker may be able to file a third party personal injury lawsuit against the owner of the property where they were injured, the manufacturer of the faulty equipment or whomever is responsible for the employee’s injuries. The proceeds from a successful lawsuit will likely far exceed what the worker would receive in a workers’ compensation claim.
How can a Tennessee construction accident attorney help?
If the employee should find themselves in any kind of dispute with their employer’s workers compensation insurer, or with the Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, a workers’ compensation attorney from Bailey & Greer would protect your rights to receive all of the compensation you deserve.
Contact a West Tennessee construction injury attorney today
The Memphis and Jackson-based construction accident lawyers at Bailey & Greer, PLLC can provide you with the expert and personal legal team you need if you or a loved one has suffered a construction injury. Call today to request a free initial consultation to discuss your case and get answers to your questions. You may call us at 901.475.7434 or fill out our contact form. At Bailey & Greer, we are small enough to care, big enough to fight, and experienced enough to win.