Construction Accident Lawyers

If you have been hurt in a construction accident, you need medical and legal help. Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP, has a team of skilled and experienced construction accident lawyers. You can expect to be treated with compassion and dedication when you trust our firm with your legal case. Contact Meirowitz & Wasserberg to ensure you get the best representation for your workers’ compensation claim or civil liability lawsuit.  

Construction sites are inherently dangerous places, posing countless hazards to both workers and passersby. Construction accidents caused 46.2 percent of all fatal falls, trips, and slips in 2021, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  If you have been hurt in a construction accident, you may be dealing with mounting medical costs, lost wages, and debilitating pain. A lawyer can help ensure you get the support you need to recover. In the case of serious injury, a lawyer may be the only way you can receive the compensation you need to care for yourself and your family. 

Meirowitz & Wasserberg has a team of skilled and experienced construction accident lawyers. You can expect to be treated with compassion and dedication when you trust our firm with your legal case. 

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The Role of Construction Accident Lawyers

After a construction accident, finding the right lawyer to help you is critical. When you are healing from a construction accident injury or caring for a loved one who is, it can be overwhelming to navigate the medical system, deal with insurance companies, and pursue compensation from employers and other responsible parties.

With the help of our legal team, you can focus on getting better while we handle your claim. You can also rest assured that you have an advocate who knows the legal system—and how to get results after a construction accident. A lawyer protects your rights and takes over the details of navigating the legal bureaucracy. 

Meirowitz & Wasserberg specializes in construction accidents. We started our firm to help people, not corporations. Our dedication and passion are evident in the spectacular results we have obtained for our clients, such as a $235,000 recovery for a slip-and-fall injury that resulted in a fractured jaw. 

So what can Meirowitz & Wasserberg do for you?  Our services include the following:

  • Case evaluation
  • Investigation
  • Negotiation
  • Litigation

In short, our attorneys find out exactly what happened to cause your construction accident injury, then stands by you throughout the legal process to seek a settlement that gives you the compensation that you deserve.

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The Legal Process for Construction Accident Claims

Here’s how Meirowitz & Wasserberg helps in a construction accident claim: 

Understanding Construction Accidents

Common types of construction accidents include the following:

  • Exposure to hazardous material such as asbestos
  • Gas explosions
  • Burns
  • Electrocutions
  • Falling objects or collapsed scaffolding
  • Crane collapses
  • Slips, trips, or falls
  • Injuries from unsafe materials
  • Injuries from being caught between objects or pinned by them
  • Repetitive motion injuries

Some common causes of construction accidents include the following:

  • Negligence of employers, contractors, workers, and property owners
  • Faulty equipment
  • Safety violations
  • Unsafe working conditions
  • Failure to follow safety guidelines or provide safety equipment
  • Poor machinery maintenance
  • Human error
  • Improper leadership and communication

The legal implications for those who caused a construction accident are significant. They can receive government fines for breaking occupational health and safety laws and other regulations. If the party responsible is your employer, you may pursue a workers’ compensation claim to cover your medical bills and recover a portion of your lost wages. If a third party is responsible, you can pursue and personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation for your losses.  

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Seeking Compensation for Construction Accidents

Your construction accident lawyer can discuss the types of compensation you may receive. They can also walk you through important legal concepts such as the following:

Workers’ compensation: Most employers must obtain workers’ compensation insurance. While you can’t typically sue your employer for an on-the-job injury, you can file a workers’ compensation claim to cover your medical expenses and recover a portion of your lost wages. 

Third-party liability: When someone other than your employer is responsible for your injury, you may file a personal injury lawsuit to pursue compensation for your damages. You can seek reimbursement for your monetary losses, such as medical bills and lost wages, and recover damages for the harder-to-quantify impacts on your life, like pain and suffering. 

Examples of potentially liable third parties include contractors working at the construction site, manufacturers of faulty equipment, makers of construction products, and negligent property owners. 

Proving negligence: Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system, so you do not need to prove your employer was negligent. However, for most third-party lawsuits, you must establish negligence to prevail. This means you must establish the other party owed a duty of care to you and breached that duty in some way, causing your accident and injuries. Meirowitz & Wasserberg can assist in building a strong case.

Construction Lawsuit Success Stories

Meirowitz & Wasserberg has won large settlements for clients who have experienced serious harm, including:

  • $32,000,000 for asbestos exposure
  • $3,150,000 for a painter who developed mesothelioma through exposure to asbestos in building and construction products 
  • $550,000 for a person who suffered a severed fingertip from a chaise lounge

The firm’s lead attorneys have also spoken in support of those who suffered loss because of a condominium collapse in Florida.

Because of our experience with large claims, we have unparalleled skill and knowledge that can help you deal with the harm caused by a construction accident.

Contact Meirowitz & Wasserberg for Your Construction Accident Case

If you or a loved one have been involved or injured in a construction accident, seek legal representation as soon as possible. Meirowitz & Wasserberg is a highly reputable law firm with extensive experience in handling construction accident cases. 

Our team of dedicated attorneys is committed to fighting for your rights and securing the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can help you. 

Construction Accident Lawyer FAQ

A construction accident lawyer specializes in helping people injured in construction accidents. Some construction accident attorneys are also personal injury lawyers or workers’ compensation lawyers. 

You should consult a lawyer as soon as possible after a construction accident. If you have to deal with insurance company negotiations, a workers’ compensation claim, or large medical bills, a construction accident lawyer can help. 

Your lawyer can help with all kinds of accidents, including slips and falls, falling debris and objects, exposure to hazardous materials, collapsed scaffolding, crane collapses, electrocutions, burns, safety violations, unsafe equipment, and much more.

Your lawyer can investigate what happened in the accident. They can also decide whether to file a lawsuit and negotiate a claim with insurers and the responsible parties. If you do sue, they can prepare a winning case, pursue settlement negotiations, and try your case.

Anyone who has suffered a construction accident injury can file a claim. If your loved one lost their life because of a construction accident, you or a member of your loved one’s family might also be able to file a claim.

Your construction accident lawyer can help you recover health care costs, lost wages, survivor benefits, pain and suffering, and punitive damages, depending on the details of your case.

You should file a construction accident claim as soon as possible. Each state has a time limit for filing injury claims, called a statute of limitations. However, even if it’s been some time since your construction accident injury, you should take advantage of Meirowitz & Wasserberg’s free consultation to see how we can help. 

Even if you are partially at fault for the accident, you can still seek compensation. An experienced construction accident lawyer can analyze your case and let you know how much your share of the fault will affect your recovery. 

Meirowitz & Wasserberg provides a free consultation to see if we can help with your case. We offer contingency fee arrangements in which you pay nothing for legal services until there’s a successful recovery. If you don’t recover anything, we don’t get paid. 

Experience, dedication, and a strong record of success are all essential. Read client testimonials and case results to make the right choice. 


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