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Renton Construction Accident Attorney
Construction sites are common throughout Renton and the surrounding areas. These sites can be very dangerous, and companies that oversee them must follow strict safety regulations to keep employees and passersby safe. Unfortunately, accidents still occur on construction sites, leading to severe injuries and deaths.
If you are the victim of a Renton construction accident, Colburn Law can help. Our Renton construction accident attorney will utilize the full extent of our firm’s resources to seek the compensation you need to heal.
Why Choose Our Construction Accident Lawyers
- Our Renton construction accident attorney has significant experience representing clients in workers’ compensation claims and personal injury lawsuits.
- Our firm charges a contingency fee, meaning that if we do not secure compensation on your behalf, you do not pay legal fees. If we do win, we will take an agreed-upon percentage of your settlement as payment.
- At Colburn Law, we value open and honest communication. Our Renton personal injury lawyers will always be available to answer your questions and prepare you for each stage of our case.
Common Injuries on Construction Sites
Construction sites can be very dangerous. Heavy equipment, unsecured scaffolding, falling debris, vehicle collisions, and other risky conditions can all contribute to serious, debilitating injuries. Some of the most common construction site injuries include:
- Burn injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord damage
- Cuts and lacerations
- Broken bones
- Mangled limbs
- Neck, shoulder, and back injuries
- Crushing injuries
- Internal organ damage
Legal Options for Construction Accident Victims
You may be eligible to recover compensation after a construction accident. The pathway you take to secure this compensation will depend on whether or not you suffered the injury at work. If you were not an employee of the construction site, you could file a personal injury lawsuit as long as you prove that someone else’s negligence, or recklessness, caused the accident. If you were an employee, you could file a workers’ compensation claim or, in certain cases, a personal injury lawsuit.
If you sustained the injury while performing your work-related duties, you can file a workers’ compensation claim with the Washington Department of Labor & Industries (L&I). You can recover compensation for medical expenses, wage replacement, and other benefits regardless of fault, as long as the accident occurred at work.
In some cases, another person or entity’s negligence is responsible for the accident. For example, if a defective machine malfunctions and injures you, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer, even if you filed a workers’ compensation claim. You may also file claims against negligent subcontractors or other third parties.
It is important to remember that filing a workers’ compensation claim will waive your right to file a lawsuit against your employer. If you believe your employer’s negligence is the cause of your injury, you may want to file a lawsuit instead of an L&I claim. Speak to your attorney to determine your optimal path to compensation.
Contact Colburn Law Today
Are you the victim of a construction accident in Renton? If so, Colburn Law can help. We have represented dozens of injured construction workers in their L&I and personal injury claims throughout Seattle, Renton, Bellevue and more. Our Renton construction accident attorneys can evaluate your claim and help you understand how to secure the compensation you deserve.