Arizona Construction Accident Attorneys
Arizona has one of the fastest growing cities in the country and around the state, there is always construction going on. With the growth in the state, you can expect more and more construction. With more construction, unfortunately there will be more accidents. A construction site is extremely prone to accidents due to the nature of the workplace. There is heavy machinery, constantly moving parts, and sometimes a lack of safety precautions. If you have been involved in a construction accident, please call our Arizona construction accident attorney today to set up your free case evaluation. We want to get started right away on your case.
Getting Medical Attention
The most important thing you can do for yourself after your accident is to get medical attention right away. The worst thing you can do is brush it off and try to ignore the pain. You will only increase your chances of making your injuries worse and you don’t want to go that to yourself. The injuries people experience because of a construction accident are often severe. They include:
- Serious scarring and disfigurement
- Broken bones and/or fractures
- Concussions and contusions
- Traumatic brain injury
Any of these things gone unchecked can be disastrous. As mentioned, construction sites are full of hazards. These accidents often happen because someone or a group of people were being careless or reckless. The most common causes of construction accidents include:
- Construction related auto accidents
- Falling from heights
- Explosions and fires
- Falling objects
- Electric accidents
- Slip and falls
Before you leave the site to get medical attention, make sure you tell your supervisor or the site manager that you were injured and file a report. You might also take a few photos of the cause of the accident if you are able to. If you’re taken away on an ambulance, you can have a coworker or friend do these things for you.
How Compensation Works for Construction Accidents
Construction accidents are unique personal injury claims in the sense that compensation doesn’t quite work the same as, say, a slip and fall claim. When you are hurt in a slip and fall, you have the ability to take your claim to the liable party’s insurance company and ask them for compensation. When you get hurt in a construction accident, your first avenue for compensation is workers’ compensation. In Arizona, however, workers’ compensation is often inadequate and doesn’t cover all of your damages. Another uniqueness of these cases is that you can sometimes be eligible for a third party claim. This would be a situation where there was a negligent third party involved in the cause of the accident. You would then be eligible to bring a claim against them and that would cover more damages than workers’ compensation. A third party covers your medical bills in a wider range, your lost wages, as well as your pain and suffering which is not covered under workers’ compensation. It is highly recommended that you call an Arizona construction accident attorney as soon as possible because of the complicated nature of these cases. We want to make sure you are going to get every bit of possible compensation that you deserve and you might not know without an attorney that you have the right to file a third party claim and receive more compensation.
Avoiding Insurance Companies
If you are eligible for a third party claim, there is almost a guarantee that you will be contacted by the liable party’s insurance company. Now, they may seem pleasant and friendly and they will try to convince you that they just want to be helpful, but they are not truly looking out for your best interest. They will ask you for a recorded and it is in your best interest not to talk to them. They are trained to ask you questions about your case in a way that would implicate you if you answered them they way that they are framed. Anything that you say to them can be used against you. You should be wary about even answering the phone because simply responding to them politely asking, “How are you?’ could be detrimental to your case. A normal response to that would be. “I’m good. How are you?” and they would interpret that as you saying you are okay after the accident. The best way to deal with the insurance company is let your attorney handle all communication.
Call Our Office Today for a Free Case Evaluation
If you have been seriously injured in a construction accident, please do not hesitate to contact our experienced and dedicated Arizona construction accident attorneys to set up a free consultation so we can get started working on your case right away. The best thing you can do for your construction accident claim is to contact an attorney early on. We want to make sure we have the best shot at getting the fairest amount of compensation for your damages possible.