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Auburn Construction Accident Lawyer
Construction is a dangerous profession. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), over 1.000 workers in the construction industry died due to workplace accidents in 2019, and thousands more suffer job-related injuries.
If you were in an Auburn construction site accident, you may be eligible to recover monetary damages for your losses through a workers’ compensation claim or a personal injury lawsuit. In these situations, you need an advocate on your side—and the construction accident lawyer at Colburn Law can help.
Why Choose Colburn Law
- Colburn Law has extensive experience representing workplace injury claims in Washington. We can identify your optimal pathway to compensation and guide you through your next steps.
- We have secured millions of dollars in compensation for Washington injury victims. Our Auburn personal injury attorneys will advocate for your maximum settlement during each stage of your case.
For maximum affordability, we operate on a contingency fee. If we do not secure compensation on your behalf, you do not pay legal fees.
After a construction accident, Greg Colburn understands how you may be feeling. He suffered extensive injuries that required multiple surgeries that forced him to be in a wheelchair for two years after a roofing subcontractor negligently installed the material he was working on.
Legal Options for Injured Auburn Construction Workers
Construction accidents can result in debilitating injuries, leading to medical debt, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering. However, you could recover compensation for these losses through a workers’ compensation claim or lawsuit.
If you suffer an injury while performing your job, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. You will need to submit a claim to the Washington Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) proving that your accident occurred while you were performing your job duties.
Filing an L&I claim waives your right to file a lawsuit against your employer. If you believe your employer’s negligence caused the accident, such as a failure to adhere to occupational safety standards, you may want to file a lawsuit instead of an L&I claim. If a third party caused the accident, such as a subcontractor or the manufacturer of defective machinery, you can file a lawsuit regardless of whether or not you filed an L&I claim. Speak to a lawyer at Colburn Law to determine which pathway is right for you.
How Much Are Washington’s Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
An L&I claim allows you to collect compensation for medical expenses, wage replacement, transportation, and other accident-related damages. You may also be eligible for disability benefits depending on the extent of your injury:
- If you cannot work or can only work with restrictions while recovering from your injury, you are eligible for temporary total disability benefits. You could receive 60 percent to 75 percent of your average gross monthly income.
- If you can return to work but have reduced wages due to the injury, you may be eligible for temporary partial disability benefits. You can receive 80 percent of the difference between your current and your pre-injury wages.
- If your accident leaves you with some permanent limitations, you may receive permanent partial disability benefits. L&I has established a schedule for permanent disability benefits based on the location and severity of the disability.
- If your accident causes a permanent total disability, you can receive a permanent total disability pension according to the L&I schedule. You are eligible for these benefits if you cannot use one or more of your arms and/or legs, are paralyzed, or lost your eyesight due to the accident.
Contact Colburn Law Today After a Construction Accident
As soon as possible after your construction accident, contact the Auburn construction accident attorney at Colburn Law. Your lawyer will evaluate the circumstances surrounding your case and craft a strategy to secure optimal compensation on your behalf.
Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and learn more about your legal options.