Despite being dangerous places to work, construction sites are required to meet safety standards to prevent construction site accidents. When property owners or other third parties create unsafe working conditions or OSHA violations that result in injury or death, they can be held responsible and accountable. At the Law Office of Bilfield & Associates in Cleveland, Ohio, we represent people in personal injury claims related to construction site accidents.
Except under limited circumstances, Ohio worker’s compensation law prohibits an employee from filing a civil lawsuit for damages directly against his or her employer where the employer’s negligence caused the injuries. However, an employee may have a valid civil claim for injuries against another work crew, delivery person or property owner who is not the injured person’s direct employer. An example might be; a deliveryman, while making a customer delivery, is injured by a tow motor or other mechanized vehicle. You may also have a product liability claim against a business that supplied you with a defective power tool or defective construction equipment. If you have been seriously injured in a construction accident or if a family member died in a construction accident, you should contact us to schedule a Free Initial Consultation to determine whether an injury or wrongful death claim exists. The consultation is 100% confidential.
A construction site accident can have lifelong or long-lasting repercussions to you. Our attorneys will fight to get you full and fair compensation to cover your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and any temporary or permanent disability and other out-of-pocket costs. If you have been involved in any of the following types of construction site accidents, you should speak to one of our attorneys immediately:
- Truck And Dock Accidents
- Scaffolding Or Ladder Accidents
- Trench Collapses
- Forklift Or Tow Motor Accidents
- Electrical Accidents
- Explosions And Fires
- Falling Equipment And Debris
- Machine And Tool Malfunction
- Motor Vehicle Accidents At The Construction Site
Working on a construction site should not subject you to dangerous and unsafe working conditions. If you or a family member were injured on a construction site and believe the injury was due to the negligence of a company or their employees, contact the experienced injury attorneys at the Law Office of Bilfield & Associates at 216-696-LAWS216-696-LAWS. We will schedule a free initial, confidential, consultation to analyze whether you are entitled to compensation for your construction site injuries. Do not let your employer talk you out of fully investigating your construction site accident.