Construction sites are notoriously dangerous workplaces. In fact, one out of five worker deaths in the United States involve construction workers. Every ladder, walkway, platform or rail has potential to turn into a slip or a fall. I work hard to help injured construction workers and their families get the compensation they need to move on.
Nearly every item, tool or machine on a construction site is capable of causing injury. Workers routinely experience injuries due to falls, falling objects, crushing and exposure to dangerous materials. The most common causes of work site deaths are falls, falling and moving objects, electrocutions and workers getting caught or stuck in-between surfaces. I work to get injured workers and their family’s justice regardless of the cause of the accident.
Those who have been hurt on Louisiana work sites will have different legal rights and remedies depending on the cause of their injury. Depending on who is responsible for the actions or conditions that caused your injury, I will either be able to help you file a workers’ compensation claim or bring a third-party claim against a negligent party.
While the law prevents workers from suing their own employer, it does not prevent lawsuits against other people or companies on a construction site. Workers are frequently able to bring negligence claims against other contractors, subcontractors and property owners. I will work with you to bring a negligence claim so that you can stop worrying about how you will pay for medical care.
When a construction accident is fatal, I help families get justice. If the accident was the fault of your loved one’s employer or an accident with no one at fault, you may be entitled to benefits under workers’ compensation laws. If another contractor or entity was responsible for your relative’s death, I will assist your family in bringing a wrongful death and survivor lawsuit.
If you or a loved one has experienced a construction site injury, call me today at 337-656-3333 or contact me onlineto schedule a consultation.