Construction and Workplace Accidents
Denver Personal Injury Lawyer
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According to statistics prepared by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than five percent of all construction workers suffered a reportable injury in a construction accident somewhere in the U.S. in 2007, and almost 1,200 died. Although construction work can be one of the most rewarding professions, it is clearly one of the most dangerous. Falling objects, electrical shock, gas explosions, or chemical and other toxic exposures can cause serious injuries. Defective or improperly maintained power tools and equipment also cause many injuries, including spinal injury, head injury , or brain injury.
Many construction accidents involve multiple subcontractors who may share liability for damages. That means that your attorney needs the resources, skills and experience to thoroughly investigate the accident and prepare clear evidence for a law suit. Every subcontractor may have their own defense attorneys doing everything possible to keep their name off the lawsuit. In many cases, the construction company itself will say they will handle the claim internally, only to file it quietly away and hope that the injury victim will simply forget about it.
If you are injured at work or on a construction site, you may have rights to recover compensation both from your employer under the Colorado workers' compensation act and from negligent third-parties. The lawyers of Bell & Pollock, PC, have been helping employees and construction workers throughout Colorado recover money damages for injuries and financial loss resulting from accidents on the job or at construction sites for 25 years. If you have been injured in a construction accident or on the job, or have lost a loved one who was working on a construction site, contact one of our Denver injury attorneys to schedule a free consultation. We will meet with you in our office or your home or hospital room, at a time that is most convenient to you.