Portland Construction Accident Attorneys
Construction Accident Claims for Injured Workers
Construction work can be dangerous by its nature. As a construction worker, you deserve to know that if something goes wrong, you will have access to the care that you need without breaking the bank. Unfortunately, things are rarely so simple, and it can be a challenge to get compensation after a construction accident.
Pacific Cascade Legal in Portland would be happy to talk to you about your legal options if you were hurt in a construction accident anywhere in the city. We can use our extensive legal experience to represent you, no matter what circumstances led up to the accident and injury. Whether you are covered by workers’ compensation or not, we can find the best path to full and fair compensation or benefits.
Dial (503) 573-5566 now to talk to a Portland construction accident lawyer.
Different Types of Construction Accidents
Many different types of workers and roles can be present on a construction site. As a result, there are many different types of construction accidents, each occurring due to its own typical set of circumstances.
Tall construction cranes are a common factor in some of the worst construction accidents. Such cranes must only be operated by highly trained professionals, and any freight or equipment that they lift must be secured by professionals, too. If something goes wrong at any part of the process, then the result can be a catastrophic construction accident.
Most construction sites have scaffolding to allow workers to reach higher areas. It is no surprise then that many construction accident claims involve scaffolding accidents.
Causes of scaffolding accidents can include:
- Incorrectly built scaffolding
- Too much weight atop scaffolding
- Damaged or poorly maintained scaffolding
- Unsafe use of heavy equipment near scaffolding
- Inadequate safety equipment like fall-prevention harnesses
Falls from Heights
Falls from heights is one of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Fatal Four regarding construction accidents. Each year, it causes thousands of serious injuries across the country, as well as hundreds of fatalities by estimate. If you fell from a height while working on a construction accident and suffered a serious injury because of it, then don’t let your case become just another statistic. Come to Pacific Cascade Legal in Portland and see what compensation or benefits could be available to you.
Injuries caused by falls from heights can include:
- Head injuries
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Broken bones
Electrocution & Electrical Contact Accidents
Another OSHA Fatal Four is electrocution or exposure to a strong electrical current on a construction site. Only licensed electricians should work with and around live electrical sources. However, other workers and subcontractors can sometimes be required to work in the same area, which can result in an electrical exposure accident.
Nonfatal electrocution can cause:
- Severe burns
- Permanent scarring
- Nerve damage
- Soft tissue and organ damage
Who is Liable for a Construction Accident?
Determining liability in a construction accident can be a challenge. Who is to blame for the accident? Furthermore, does liability even matter if you have workers’ compensation coverage as an official employee of a construction company?
Pacific Cascade Legal and our Portland construction accident lawyers would be happy to explore your options. We focus on cases with catastrophic or life-changing injuries that must be handled in civil court, rather than a workers’ compensation claim. Although, even if you have workers’ comp, you could be eligible to file a separate injury claim, so it is always worth at least talking to an attorney.
Contact Us Now for Answers & Counsel
Please dial (503) 573-5566 to speak with a Portland construction accident attorney from our firm. We are always ready to help new and returning clients who have been injured at no fault of their own. If there is compensation owed to you, then we want to be the team that helps secure it.
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