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- Construction sites pose many risks for workers. In 2021, nearly 1 in 5 workplace deaths occurred in the construction industry. Common construction accidents that lead to serious injuries and fatalities include falls, slips, and trips, electrocution, being caught in equipment, and being struck by objects.
- Third parties beyond a construction worker’s employer may bear responsibility for construction accidents, such as equipment manufacturers or subcontractors. In such situations, injured workers may pursue personal injury lawsuits against these third parties for extra compensation beyond workers’ comp benefits.
- A Louisiana construction accident attorney can help you navigate the complex legal landscape, gather evidence, identify liable parties, and pursue maximum compensation, all while providing support and peace of mind to those who have been injured in construction accidents.
Why Hire HHK for Your Construction Accident Lawsuit
Herman Herman Katz is well-versed in Louisiana’s complex legal landscape when it comes to construction accident lawsuits. We possess the resources and knowledge to thoroughly investigate Louisiana construction accidents, identify liable parties, and pursue maximum compensation through third-party lawsuits. Our commitment to personalized client care ensures that individuals receive the attention and advocacy they need during the challenging process of seeking justice and recovering damages for their construction accident injuries.
Construction Accident Lawsuit FAQs
What Should You Do If Injured in a Louisiana Construction Accident?
- Seek immediate medical attention.
- Report the accident to your employer or supervisor.
- Document the accident scene and your injuries with photos or notes.
- Contact an attorney experienced in construction accident cases to understand your legal rights.
Can I Sue My Employer for a Louisiana Construction Accident?
In Louisiana, you cannot sue your employer for additional damages if you receive workers’ compensation benefits. However, there may be exceptions if your employer acted with gross negligence or intentional harm. You may have a personal injury claim against a third party (e.g., equipment manufacturers or subcontractors) if their negligence contributed to the accident. In such cases, you can pursue compensation beyond what workers’ compensation offers.
How Long Do I Have to File a Construction Accident Lawsuit in Louisiana?
For personal injury lawsuits, it is typically one year from the date of the accident. However, it’s crucial to consult an attorney promptly to determine the deadline for your specific case.
What Evidence Is Important in Louisiana Construction Accident Lawsuits?
Critical evidence may include:
- Accident reports.
- Medical records.
- Witness statements.
- Photographs of the accident scene.
- Maintenance records for equipment.
- Any safety violations or citations related to the incident.
How Can an Attorney Help with a Louisiana Construction Accident Case?
An experienced Louisiana construction accident attorney can determine the best legal approach for seeking compensation for injuries. They can gather evidence, assess liability, negotiate with insurance companies, and represent your interests in court, ensuring you have the best chance of obtaining fair compensation to cover current and future expenses associated with your construction accident injuries.
A personal injury can have a profound impact on a family. Personal injury victims often incur expensive medical care. Sometimes personal injury victims require such medical care for the remainder of their lives. Personal injuries can be so severe that their victims are left unable to work for long periods of time. Your attorney must hire the experts needed to calculate the extent and cost of medical care you will need. Your lawyer must also hire the experts needed to calculate the lost earnings you will sustain as a result of the personal injury.
The physical pain associated with personal injuries coupled with the emotional pain of the situation can be overwhelming. Your attorney must speak to your friends and family to determine who might make a good witness to discuss how this personal injury has affected you from both a physical and emotional standpoint.
Louisiana law recognizes that personal injury victims are entitled to be made whole following an accident. Below is a list of damages that you could be entitled to recover in your personal injury case:
- Medical Expenses
- Past Lost Wages/Future Loss of Earning Capacity
- Physical Pain and Suffering
- Permanent Disability
- Scarring and Disfigurement
- Emotional Pain and Suffering
- Loss of Enjoyment of Life
Proven New Orleans Construction Accident Lawyers
Construction sites are by nature extremely dangerous and hazardous, and those individuals who work at these sites are at high risk for accidents. Construction accidents can occur suddenly and without warning leaving people with serious bodily harm, extensive medical bills, and extreme pain. Construction sites are often treated differently under the law, and it is necessary to seek proper advice. Under Louisiana law, you rarely can sue your employer directly due to worker’s compensation laws that bar most direct suits against employers by employees. Often employees can bring claims against property or land owners or other subcontractors or contractors that are working at the construction site. This is also called a third-party lawsuit and is important and relevant to consider when bringing forth construction site claims.
In 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, otherwise known as OSHA. The OSHA and other similar agencies enact regulations to monitor workplace safety and establish workplace standards. These agencies also provide education, outreach, training, and assistance to protect people at the workplace from serious harm or death. OSHA regulations recognize that these accidents are preventable, but workplace accident prevention also requires compliance by employers. Nevertheless, these federally imposed standards are often violated by employers at the workplace, and the workers continue to suffer as a result. For instance, in 2013, the OSHA standards violations following inspections of construction sites were: (1) an employer’s failure to provide fall protection; (2) inadequate and/or unsafe scaffolding; and (3) improper and/or unsafe use of ladders.
We also handle other types of personal injury cases, including:
If you or a loved one have been involved in a Louisiana construction accident, learn about your legal rights from an experienced New Orleans construction accident attorney by calling 504-581-4892 or by filling out our free, no-obligation case review form.