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Bellevue Construction Accident Lawyer
Construction sites are some of the most dangerous workplaces in America. Construction is the deadliest industry for workers, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). It is responsible for one in five worker deaths each year. Unsafe construction sites can also injure drivers, pedestrians, and other passersby.
If you or someone you love has suffered a significant injury at a construction site in Bellevue, Colburn Law can help. Our local personal injury attorneys have years of experience handling workplace and construction site accident claims. Find out if you are eligible to receive compensation from a construction company, property owner, or another party. Contact us at 206-919-3215 for a free consultation.
Why Choose Us?
- We have the personnel, resources, and knowledge of construction site accident law to build a strong and compelling case on your behalf.
- We will come to your home, hospital room, a coffee shop – anywhere that is most convenient for you in Bellevue if you cannot come to our office to discuss your case.
- We will only charge attorney’s fees if we secure you a financial award. You will not owe us anything if we do not win your case.
Why You Need a Lawyer
A construction accident claim will involve negotiations with insurance companies. Unfortunately, these companies are not on your side. Whether you are filing a claim against a construction company, the City of Bellevue, or another party, you need help going up against the insurance provider. Insurance companies can use unfair tactics to get you to settle your claim for less than it is worth. The best way to combat these tactics is with help from an attorney. Hiring a lawyer to take care of your claim can give you peace of mind, and allow you to focus on personal healing.
Types of Construction Site Injuries
In 2017, 16 construction workers died from work-related injuries in Washington State. This was the highest death toll in the state’s construction industry since 2008. Falls were the most common fatal incident, followed by machine-related accidents, struck-by object, and motor vehicle accidents. Construction workers are more at risk of certain injury types than others based on the nature of their jobs.
- Head and brain injuries
- Electrical shock or electrocution
- Transportation accident injuries
- Broken bones
- Puncture wounds
- Amputations/loss of limb
- Spinal cord injuries
- Muscle strains
- Wrongful death
The four main causes of construction worker death according to OSHA are falls, struck-by object, electrocution, and caught-in/between. It is up to construction companies and site supervisors to reasonably prevent these accidents through appropriate training and use of safety protocols.
Who Is Liable?
Liability can be difficult to assign in a construction accident case. In most claims, however, the construction company will be legally responsible for worker or bystander injuries. It is the construction company’s legal obligation to inspect a site for hazards, warn workers and pedestrians of potential risks, and equip workers with the correct safety gear to minimize the odds of injury. Any act or omission that falls outside of these duties of care, resulting in a construction accident, is negligence.
A construction company can be liable for any of its own negligence, as well as the negligence of its employees. If a subcontractor caused the accident, however, the individual could be liable for damages. Other potential defendants in a construction accident claim include property owners and product manufacturers. If the City of Bellevue owned the property and negligently failed to correct a defect, for example, the government may be responsible for damages. Construction equipment manufactures might bear liability for defective or dangerous products.
Contact Colburn Law for a Free Consultation
The Bellevue construction accident lawyers at Colburn Law want you to recover compensation for someone else’s wrongdoing. We believe you should not have to pay your bills if a construction company or another party negligently caused your injuries. Speak to Greg Colburn about a potential injury or wrongful death claim today. Call 206-919-3215 or contact us online for a free consultation.