Construction Accident Lawyer in Colorado

Construction workers have one of the most dangerous jobs in the nation. The risks they face range from falls from great heights to burns and crushing injuries. Do you know how to protect your rights if you or a loved one is injured or killed in a construction accident in Colorado? What if you or your spouse couldn’t work for weeks or months or even longer? What if you were denied workers compensation benefits? How would you pay your bills? How would your family survive?

The workers’ compensation construction accident lawyers at Bell & Pollock take these questions very seriously. We know exactly what’s at stake in such cases. The work we do today can make a dramatic difference in the lives of our clients for years to come. That’s why we work so hard to make sure you and your family receives the compensation you rightfully deserve. Case results matter here.

Bell & Pollock will do whatever it takes – within ethical and legal bounds – to build a strong case designed to succeed. We routinely comb through mountains of evidence – accident reports, interviews with witnesses, consultations with experts – in search of the facts that many lawyers overlook.

In most situations, we can also handle construction accidents caused by someone who works for a different company working at the same construction site. These are third party construction accident claims, and you may be entitled to compensation that falls outside of a normal workers’ compensation claim. Call (877) 744-5900 or (303) 795-5900 and schedule a free case evaluation today.

Common causes of construction accidents

Construction accidents can happen for many reasons in Colorado. Whether the cause was improper safety procedures or defective equipment, it’s critical to conduct a thorough investigation. At Bell & Pollock, our lawyers take every construction accident seriously. Any accident, even a seemingly minor one, can change the lives of construction workers and their families forever. One false move can result in a permanent disability that restricts a person’s ability to function or even prevents them from ever working again.

The following are some of the common types of construction accidents:

Crane accident: Cranes are one of the most common causes of construction accidents. In an instant, a construction worker can sustain a traumatic brain injury due to a blow to the head caused by an overhead crane or tower crane. A crane operator can also be seriously hurt if the crane topples over due to not being properly secured or if the construction site is unsafe. Workers can also be struck by falling or swinging loads, injured in falls from the tops of tower cranes, electrocuted by contact with overhead or underground power lines, or even crushed when the entire crane tips over and falls.

Electrocution accident: Electrocution accidents are not unusual on certain job sites. The risk of electrocution accident is present on nearly every construction site and two-fifths of all electrocution accidents are due to contact with overhead lines. On-the-job electrocution injuries typically require a long, painful recovery. An electrocution accident can result in electrical burns, arc burns and thermal contact burns, resulting in severe neurological damage, paralysis or even death.

Falls from a height: Some jobs require people to work high above the ground, where a slip or wrong move can have disastrous consequences. When someone falls from a height at work, whether it’s a roofing accident, a crane accident or a scaffolding accident, the results are typically catastrophic. Construction workers are often paralyzed due to a spinal cord injury or sustain some other severe injury and are unable to work ever again. In certain extreme cases, construction workers who fall from great heights are killed, possibly resulting in a wrongful death lawsuit in Colorado.

Forklift accident: Forklifts can pose a real danger to workers at construction sites and other industrial workplaces, in factories and in warehouses. Sometimes, the conditions are not safe at the construction site. Other times, there are mechanical problems with forklifts due to poor maintenance or defective parts, which could be grounds for dangerous products cases. Driver error can be an issue, especially if the forklift operator did not receive the proper training or was operating a forklift under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Scaffolding collapse: Anyone who works on scaffolding knows that one false move can have disastrous consequences. Some construction workers or companies sometimes try to cut corners to try to save time or money. As a result, scaffolding is sometimes not safely erected or inspected at a construction site. The result: Scaffolding can suddenly collapse, causing serious, sometimes fatal injuries. Falls from a height caused by scaffolding collapses are extremely common.

Common construction accident injuries

While many companies do emphasize safety, construction work still remains one of the most dangerous jobs in Colorado and throughout the United States. At Bell & Pollock, we have fought to protect the rights of injured construction workers. We know that their injuries can result in significant financial as well as emotional losses. The work we do for victims has provided our attorneys with a wealth of knowledge about a wide range of construction accident injuries.

Some of the most common construction accident injuries in Colorado include:

  • Brain injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Burn injuries
  • Disfigurement
  • Joint damage
  • Loss of arm or leg
  • Loss of hearing or vision
  • Neck or back injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Scarring
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries

Insurance companies and construction accidents

At Bell & Pollock, we know that a straightforward construction accident claim can quickly become complicated once insurance companies get involved. Insurance companies want you to believe they have your best interests at heart. Unfortunately, the opposite is often the truth. Rather than working with injured construction workers to make sure they’re fairly compensated for their injuries, many insurance companies do everything they can to make sure injury victims receive as little money as possible.

With so much at stake, it’s important to have someone on your side you can trust to make things right. Insurance companies don’t intimidate us. At Bell & Pollock, our accident attorneys know how to deal with them and know how to get injury victims results. Remember, you are entitled to be compensated for your construction accident injury no matter how your accident happened. That’s the law in Colorado, and we’ll make sure that your employer and insurance companies follow the rules.

Construction accident claims also can become difficult when companies other than your employer are at fault. Multiple subcontractors often work at the same construction site. If your injury is a result of another company’s negligence, you might have grounds for a third party construction accident claim.

Third party construction accident claims

Construction workers who are injured generally can file for workers compensation benefits and not sue their employers. There are, however, exceptions. If you were injured because of the negligence of someone other than your employer, you can file a third party liability claim. A third party claim allows you to pursue compensation for losses not covered by workers compensation. For example, you can file a lawsuit for pain and suffering, emotional distress and other non-financial damages not typically covered by workers comp.

Other examples of third parties that might be liable in construction accidents include manufacturers of a defective tool or product or companies that own delivery trucks. After you file a claim, the at-fault party’s insurance company might point a finger at you or your employer. Because these claims can become complicated, it’s important that you have an experienced Colorado attorney on your side, fighting for your rights.

There are many reasons why you should hire a construction accident lawyer in Colorado if you’re dealing with a third party construction accident. Whether it’s filling out forms or dealing directly with insurance companies, Bell & Pollock can handle all the details so you can focus on what really matters: your recovery.

Contact Us

Call a trusted attorney at Bell & Pollock, P.C. at (303) 795-5900 to get on the road to recovery now. You can also email our firm via the contact firm on this page.

As proud champions of the people, our lawyers are ready to answer your questions, explain the law and your rights, and help you take whatever steps necessary to recover the compensation you’re entitled to. With us in your corner, you can be confident that you have the legal support and representation necessary to successfully resolve your claim.

Don’t delay your recovery for a second longer – and don’t be misguided into thinking that you have to go through the process alone. Our attorneys are here, ready to help – and you won’t have to pay us anything until (or unless) there is a recovery in your case.

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Case Results

WE KNOW HOW TO WIN

CASE: Client was injured by a drunk driver. As a result of the motor vehicle accident, client was rendered a quadriplegic and needed a life care plan.
Outcome: $9,600,000

CASE: Against Insurance company for failure to pay for property damage after a gas and fire explosion.
Outcome: $1,600,000

CASE: Medical malpractice for failure to diagnose a descending aorta aneurism, resulting in death.
Outcome: $1,300,000

CASE: Neck and back injuries from car accident. Client had ongoing symptoms and needed injections for attempted remediation of pain.
Settled for $485,000

CASE: Client was injured in a 2 vehicle collision. She suffered a traumatic brain injury, concussion and multiple injuries to the neck.
Outcome: $6,000,000

CASE: Client was in her car and was T-Boned by a commercial vehicle. Her cerebral spinal fluid leaked and she suffered a concussion and traumatic brain injury with neck and lumbar (low back) injuries. Her neck injury caused radiating pain, numbness and tingling in her arms.
Outcome: $3,400,000

CASE: Client was driving on a rural road when another car crossed the center line and caused a head-on collision in the snow and ice. Client did physical work for a living. Both knees were injured, along with a neck injury.
Outcome: $2,300,000

CASE: Client was driving on South Parker road when another vehicle rapidly changed lanes and rear-ended the client. That vehicle was cited for careless driving. The collision caused a concussion with traumatic brain Injury. Client missed time from work and had a positive correlation between brain scan and neuropsychological test results.
Outcome: $950,000

CASE: Client was rear ended by a dump truck, was then knocked forward and hit another vehicle. Client had a concussion with traumatic brain injury. Client underwent a brain scan which showed hypoperfusion, correlated with her concussion symptoms. Client suffered neck injuries and injuries to her low back.
Outcome: $650,000

CASE: Client was rear-ended. The mechanism of injury from the forces in the collision caused her neck injury and at the same time, damaged her organs inside her throat. Client had swallowing and choking issues.
Outcome: $1,250,000

CASE: Client was in a motor vehicle accident. Both injections in the neck rendered some temporary relief. The Injections were transforaminal epidural steroid injections. Surgery was recommended on the lumbar (low back). The low back was injured by the forces in the collisions.
Outcome: $933,000

CASE: The client was driving in her car and was rear-ended thereby causing injuries to her lower back and neck. Client also suffered a concussion. Client had to undergo facet injections multiple times, through multiple procedures. Client also had cognitive issues which required cognitive training and therapy.
Outcome: $400,000

CASE: Client was entering a highway from an on ramp and was rear-ended by a commercial van. Client tested positive for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and failed conservative treatment. Client underwent thoracic outlet syndrome surgey, which involved removal of the first rib to attempt to relieve pressure in the thoracic outlet. Client also suffered a back injury.
Outcome: $750,000

CASE: Client was injured by a drunk driver, who crossed the center line of the road. Client underwent multiple surgeries and could not work. Client was late 40s and needed a modified life care plan.
Outcome: $750,000

CASE: Client was rear ended by a tow truck driver who was a diabetic. The diabetic at fault party was a non-compliant diabetic and claimed he had a syncope episode, and was “blacked out”. Client had a preexisting back condition known and the forces from the collision aggravated, or made worse, the preexisting back condition in addition to, causing neck injuries.
Outcome: $350,000

CASE: Client was a passenger in a car where the driver fell asleep on a country road in the early morning hours. The car rolled multiple times. Client had eye injuries, facial injuries and neck and knee injuries.
Outcome: $850,000

CASE: Client was on the job, driving her own car, when she was rear-ended. She suffered a concussion with traumatic brain injury and pursued Workers Compensation Claim.
Outcome: $150,000

CASE: Client slipped and fell on snow and ice in Central City. He suffered back injuries, that did not require injections.
Outcome: $125,000

CASE: Client slipped and fell on snow and ice on a sidewalk in front of a business. She had to have knee surgery and multiple injections in her back.
Outcome: $175,000

CASE: Client was visiting a friend who was renting a house. Client tripped on untreated, dangerous section of deck and injured his back.
Outcome: $150,000

CASE:Client was rear ended and needed fusion spinal surgery. Insurance proceeds were limited.
Outcome: $125,000

CASE:Client was rear-ended and had to have rotator cuff surgery. Insurance proceeds were limited.
Settled for $65,000

CASE:Client was at Denver International Aiport traveling through Denver, slipped and fell and broke her ankle.
Settled for $118,750

CASE:Client was exposed to mold in a multi-family dwelling that was caused by leaking water.
Settled for $125,000

CASE:Motorcycle accident, reconstructive surgery, post-traumatic stress disorder, neurological injuries
Settled for $1,275,000

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