An active work site can be a dangerous place. As a conscientious construction worker, you know this, and you take all the necessary steps to protect yourself and the safety of your co-workers. However, the tragic reality is that many workers in Little Rock – and around the country – do everything right and still suffer catastrophic injuries as a result of construction accidents.
In these situations, there is no substitute for skilled, experienced legal representation. The Duncan Firm's construction accident lawyers are passionate about providing the best possible legal help to victims in your position.
When you've suffered a construction accident, compensation is not a luxury – it's a necessity. Our lawyers know this, and we work hard to help you maximize the value of your compensation.
If you've suffered a construction accident in the Little Rock, Arkansas area, you need to speak with our lawyers as soon as possible. Please call The Duncan Firm, PA today at 877-638-6226 for a free consultation.
Causes of Construction Accidents
Dangerous or defective equipment may be at fault in a construction accident, including:
- Power tools
- Heavy equipment
Due to the inherent dangers of construction, many employed in the construction and building industry find themselves confronted with deadly work sites on a daily basis. As a result, these accidents are fatal all too often. In these situations, the surviving family members may be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Possible Third Party Liability
The long-term financial consequences of a construction accident are devastating. Many of our clients lose significant wage-earning potential as a result of their accident – and many others simply lose the ability to earn a living at all.
In these circumstances, compensation is absolutely vital. But to pursue all of the compensation you deserve, you need a lawyer who understands the legal system and all the options available to you.
Many accident victims assume their only option is the workers' compensation system. And in the majority of construction accidents, workers' compensation will handle the aftermath of your case and make a determination as to the money you can receive.
However, in certain circumstances, you will have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit as a result of your construction accident. These cases usually arise when your accident is caused by a third party – that is to say, not one of your fellow employees, a supervisor or anyone directly employed by your company.
Examples of third party liability can include:
- An injury caused by a sub-contractor or any other outside individuals hired by your company to perform work
- Defective equipment provided by an outside manufacturer or supplier
- An outside individual misusing equipment in an unsafe manner
This isn't an exhaustive list, of course. There's a truly staggering number of ways a third party can commit a mistake that results in a devastating accident.
The larger point is that construction accidents are exceptionally complicated. They can have a number of causes. Determining the true cause of your accident – and whether you have the right to file a personal injury claim as the result of it – requires the keen eye of our construction accident lawyers. You can count on us to provide you with the learned legal counsel and wise advice you need in this difficult time.
Contact our Little Rock Construction Accident Attorneys
If you need an experienced construction accident lawyer in the Little Rock, Arkansas area, please call The Duncan Firm, PA today at 877-638-6226 for a free consultation.