Russell & Hill, PLLC
Construction Accident

Our Marysville personal injury attorneys at Russell & Hill, PLLC, represent clients throughout Washington state, and also have offices throughout Washington to serve you in many locations. If you have been in a construction site accident in or around Marysville, contact Russell & Hill, PLLC, by calling us at 360-996-6023, or fill out our online evaluation form to schedule a consultation.

Construction Site Accident Lawyers in Marysville

Our attorneys have years of experience in pursuing third-party claims for clients who sustained injuries in construction site accidents. We commit ourselves to helping you get the maximum compensation for:

  • Medical bills.
  • Future medical needs.
  • Lost work time and wages.
  • Pain and suffering.
  • Other losses.

If you’re an injured construction worker in Marysville hurt on a home construction or other job site, you might be eligible for a third-party injury claim. Money from a third-party claim is beyond workers’ compensation benefits from your employer.

Since your workers’ compensation coverage provides funding for many of your expenses related to your construction site incident, you are not able to sue your employer for injuries sustained on the job. There are, however, a broad range of injuries where third parties working on the construction site could be at fault. This negligence could come from:

  • General contractors
  • Subcontractors
  • Defective tools and/or machinery

If, for example, your injuries come from a subcontractor dropping a tool from a higher point on the structure where you’re working, you may have a case against this subcontractor for his negligence in handling and securing work equipment.

9 Most Common Construction Site Injuries

Construction is a dangerous field. There are many variables on a construction site that can lead to worker injuries on the job. While companies and safety experts recognize and avoid many job site hazards, there are still enough hazards that make construction dangerous. Discover the most common construction site accidents:

1. Falls from Heights

During a building’s construction, there are often times when workers must work at heights on scaffolding, ladders or cherry pickers. This can lead to serious falls on the site, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics records that 34 percent of all construction site accidents come from falls of this type.

2. Slips, Trips, and Falls

Falling, even from just a few feet above the ground, can still pose danger to workers and result in injuries. Stray tools and uneven surfaces are prime culprits that contribute to these types of construction site falls.

3. Electrocution

Electrocution is a serious construction site hazard. Live wires and incomplete power systems pose danger from electrocution on the work site.

4. Falling Objects

Falling object like tools, materials, and beams are particularly problematic on multi-level buildings.

5. Pinned Between Objects or Materials

The presence of many different large pieces of material and heavy equipment pose dangers for construction workers. These heavy objects may pin people between them while working, especially if someone is negligent and the materials go out of control. Companies can avoid this life-threatening hazard by managing materials and objects properly.

6. Fires or Explosions

Exposed piping, gas leaks and unfinished electrical systems pose a risk for fires and explosions on the construction site.

7. Accidents with Machinery

There are many moving machines on a construction site and anyone on its own presents some risk for users. The combination of heavy equipment, power tools, and other equipment create abundant opportunities for accidents.

8. Getting Hit by a Car

Some construction sites are near the road or highway, and drivers can get distracted and wreck into the construction site.

9. Collapsing Trenches

There are many times when trenches are necessary on a construction site. If a trench collapses with construction workers inside, they can get hit with debris, tools or dirt, leading to injury or even death.

Accident Claims for Construction Workers

Our attorneys at Russell & Hill, PLLC, have years of experience handling personal injury claims from construction and work site accidents.

In a recent case, our client – a plumber – was working on his job site and sustained an injury after slipping on a piece of leftover drywall. Initially, he was led to believe that he couldn’t file a lawsuit due to his company’s workers’ compensation coverage. Upon further investigation, our attorneys sought damages for his case after finding negligence on the part of a third-party drywall contractor directly led to our client’s injury.

If you have an injury caused by an accident at a Marysville construction site, contact us today to learn whether you have a third-party case.

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