The construction industry is one of the most dangerous career fields in the United States. Each year, over a hundred thousand construction workers suffer injuries while on the job, potentially leaving them with serious or even permanent health problems and rendering them unable to return to their work for extended periods of time. Fortunately, injured construction workers may be entitled to pursue compensation for the damages they have suffered.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a construction accident caused by someone else, you need a legal team that is unafraid to stand up for you. Judge Link has the legal skills and confidence that only years of work on the other side of the bench can bring. Contact the experienced attorneys of Scott Link Law today by calling 713-225-1118 to discuss your situation and learn more about how we can help you seek the justice you deserve.
Common Causes of Construction Accidents
The following are some of the most common causes of construction accidents that our knowledgeable legal team has handled for our clients:
Slip and fall hazards
Lack of necessary safety measures
Compensation for Construction Accident Victims
These and other types of construction accidents can be catastrophic, but victims may be able to seek compensation for damages.
Regardless of what caused the Construction Accident, the “Medical Bills” for treating resulting Injuries may also reach HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of DOLLARS. This may include long and repeated hospitalizations to stabilize the Client, multiple surgeries, prolonged physical and occupational therapy, rehabilitation and expensive medicines. The client may be faced with huge Medical Bills, but without any way to pay them.
Depending on what type of work the Client performed before suffering in a Construction Accident, the loss of past and future wages may add up to HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS, or even MILLIONS of DOLLARS. This is known as ”Past and Future Lost Wages.” The more the Client earned, the more the Past and Future Lost Wages may add up to be. Even if the Client did not earn high wages before the Construction Accident, the Lost Future Wages may be substantial when the Client is very young.
Construction Accidents will often result in Physical Disfigurement, which is sometimes very SEVERE. The Disfigurement may be horrible scars from burns, surgery, or tissue loss (the loss of skin, muscle, or bone). It may also be distorted facial features from facial trauma or badly misaligned arms or legs from crushed bones. The law allows for the recovery of Money Damages for Physical Disfigurement, which may be substantial when a Construction Accident has occurred.
PAIN & SUFFERING:
Construction Accidents may produce incredible Pain & Suffering to the Client. This may be from injuries themselves, or the surgery(s) necessary to treat the injuries, as well as the Physical Therapy the Client must undergo following the Medical Treatment. The law allows the Client to recover Money Damages for PAIN & SUFFERING, which may be very significant when a Client has suffered in a Construction Accident.
You may also be entitled to recover monetary damages for Mental Anguish associated with your injuries and traumatic experience.
Mental Anguish is much more than common worries about everyday life–it is the overwhelming concern about how to pay for huge medical bills, whether there will be a full recovery from devastating injuries, or whether you will ever be able to return to work.
When connected with a physical injury, mental anguish includes both the resultant mental sensation of pain and also the accompanying feelings of extreme distress, fright, and anxiety. As an element of damages implies a relatively high degree of mental pain and distress; it is more than mere disappointment, anger, worry, resentment, or embarrassment, although it may include all of these, and it includes mental sensations of pain resulting from such painful emotions as grief, severe disappointment, indignation, wounded pride, shame, despair, and/or public humiliation.
Securing compensation for these and other costs related to construction injuries is often critical for allowing injured workers recover.
Construction workers who have suffered in job-related accidents due to other people’s negligence shouldn’t have to cover the costs of their injuries alone. If you or someone you know has been put in this unfortunate situation, contact the well-qualified lawyers of Scott Link Law today at 713-225-1118 for more information about how we can help you fight back.