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Construction Site Accidents

Nashville Construction Accident Attorneys Assist Injured Workers

Tennessee worksite injury lawyers get you the compensation you deserve

Construction sites are notoriously dangerous workplaces. In fact, one in five worker deaths in the United States is that of a construction worker. Every ladder, walkway, platform or rail has the potential to turn into a slip or a fall. The Nashville work injury lawyers at Burrow & Cravens, P.C. work hard to help injured construction workers and their families get the compensation they need to move on.

The most common dangers on Nashville worksites

Nearly every item, tool or machine on a construction site is capable of causing injury. Workers routinely experience injuries due to falls, falling objects, crushing, and exposure to dangerous materials. The most common causes of worksite deaths are falls, falling and moving objects, electrocutions and workers getting caught or stuck in between surfaces. Our attorneys work to get injured workers and their families justice regardless of the cause of the accident.

Understanding compensation in construction injury cases

Those who have been hurt on Tennessee worksites will have different legal rights and remedies depending on the cause of their injury. Depending on who is responsible for the actions or conditions that caused your injury, our attorneys can help you file a workers’ compensation claim or bring a third-party claim against a negligent party.

Workers’ compensation in Tennessee worksite accident claims

Workers’ compensation is the standard way for injured workers to get their medical bills and other costs paid. Although it applies slightly differently in each state, it generally works by covering medical bills and partial wages for the duration of the time that you are injured. It is available to those who have been injured on the job and is generally the only way workers can bring a claim against their employers for injuries. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system, meaning that a worker can recover whether their employer was negligent or not. There may be limits on which doctors you can visit, how much you can recover per week and the duration of payments. Our Nashville workers’ comp attorneys strive to get injured construction workers medical care and the benefits they are entitled to under Tennessee law.

Bringing third-party claims to help injured workers get compensation

While the law prevents workers from suing their own employer, it does not prevent lawsuits against other people or companies on a construction site. Workers are frequently able to bring negligence claims against other contractors, subcontractors and property owners. Our lawyers will work with you to bring a negligence claim so that you can stop worrying about how you will pay for medical care.

Helping families of construction workers get justice after the death of a loved one

When a construction accident is fatal, our caring attorneys help families get justice. If the accident was the fault of your loved one’s employer or an accident with no one at fault, you may be entitled to benefits under workers’ compensation laws. If another contractor or entity was responsible for your relative’s death, we will assist your family in bringing a wrongful death lawsuit and seeking compensation.

Contact our skilled injury attorneys about your construction site injury

At Burrow & Cravens, P.C., we provide dedicated and compassionate representation to injured construction workers. If you or a loved one has sustained injuries on a construction site, our Nashville attorneys can help. Call us at 615-913-8016 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.