Little Rock Construction Accident Lawyer
The field of construction remains one of the single most dangerous, non-military, land-based forms of employment in the country. Of all industry types, both private and corporate, workers involved in construction incur more non-fatal injuries than any other form of employment. Here at the Law Office of Thomas G. Buchanan, our expert Little Rock construction accident attorneys understand this dangerous (yet necessary) line of work and have the extensive experience needed to back your claims in court. Contact us today, if you or someone close to you has been the victim of a construction accident.
There are many ways a worker might be injured working as part of a construction crew. For example, employees may be required to work atop tall scaffolds, or they may be struck by moving equipment or machinery. There is the possibility of electrocution, explosions and exposure to toxic chemicals or asbestos that may cause burns or disease in later years. The job may involve repetitive motions or lifting of heavy objects. Construction accidents are also caused by unsafe or defective equipment.
Size of the construction project has no impact on potential for injury; injuries in construction can happen anywhere. Small individual projects or large commercial developments each have hazards for workers. Serious injuries are frequent and can be very costly. Any negligence or lack of compliance with occupational or work site safety rules leave employers liable to a lawsuit and employees at risk for injury accidents.
Calling a personal injury lawyer specializing in construction accidents is the best option if you have been injured on a construction job. The Little Rock, AR injury attorneys at the Law Office of Thomas G. Buchanan can help determine liability for an accident and file claims for injuries, expenses, and loss of wages that result from such accidents. Tom and Beth have well over a decade of experience with construction accident cases; they will put their resources to work for you immediately.
Many issues are involved in construction accident cases, including:
- Safety regulations compliance
- Engineering issues
- Liability for injuries
- Toxic chemical presence and future effects
- Defective products and equipment
- Job related stress on the body
- Workers’ compensation issues
- Control of premises
No case is too large or difficult for the law office of Thomas G. Buchanan. We are the elite attorneys that other lawyers turn to when needed. Our big-firm experience and sophistication with a small-firm atmosphere means we are approachable and responsible to each and every client, every day. We attack cases with tenacity while maintaining integrity.
Construction Accident Liability
Establishing liability in a construction accident can be a difficult task that may involve many possible parties that have responsibility or partial responsibility for an accidental injury or death. In 13 years of combined personal injury accident experience, the Law Office of Thomas G. Buchanan has seen all aspects of construction accidents, injuries and wrongful deaths. Clients that want caring, courageous and committed attorneys rely on Tom and Beth for top quality legal services and representation.
Our team of Little Rock, AR construction accident lawyers pledge to give each and every client the personal attention and approachability found in a small firm with the sophistication and scope of a large law firm. We maximize each case and are proud to know that our average resolution is about $500,000. Other lawyers consider our firm to be an elite operation that they also rely on for highest quality legal services.
Liability in a construction accident may rest with an equipment manufacturer, a supplier, a contractor, a construction company manager or the landowner. There are many parties that cooperate in building projects; each one may bear some portion or all of the liability when an accident happens. The determination of responsibility for equipment failure, defects, safety rule violations and other problems is a difficult task, but one that the law firm of Thomas G. Buchanan can handle with confidence and ample resources.
Liability issues generally are based on OSHA safety regulations and local rules. A landowner or general contractor can set their own safety standards, but they still are required to follow government regulations. Persons that cut corners also cut safety and may cause injury or death to a construction worker. Improper equipment manufacturing, reckless operation of equipment, lack of safety education training and many other factors contribute to making the construction industry the most dangerous occupation.
Construction site falls are one of the leading causes of preventable worker deaths and traumatic injuries. Safety helmets, harnesses, railings, lockout procedures for equipment and other normal acts demanded by safety conscious employers help cut down injuries and deaths. Still, accidents may happen. When you are injured or a family member has been killed in a construction site accident, it is time to call in attorneys that are experienced with construction accident claims and injuries.
Construction workers regularly endure some of the most dangerous conditions to work in. The very nature of the construction site, the equipment and materials used to erect structures can all pose a serious health risk to those employed there. Although there are strict regulations in place to protect workers from these dangers, sometimes corners are cut to meet deadlines or inadequate materials are used — both of these instances can lead to serious construction accidents. Our professional construction accident attorneys have successfully handled cases in the greater Arkansas wherein accidents were caused by:
- Faulty Scaffolding
- Collisions with Construction Vehicles
- Exposure to Toxic / Hazardous Chemicals
- Electrocution Accidents
- Struck by Falling Objects
- Burns from Welding Equipment
- Falls from Heights
- Trench Accidents
Contact our law firm today if you have been the victim of one of these accidents. Standing up to a large corporate employer is not something every firm can do, but our team of elite construction accident attorneys specialize in this area. We regularly take many cases others would deem too tough or challenging and have a track record of proven results to back our claims as the best in the business.
Data and Injuries
On a national average, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that more than 4 people per every 100 employed in the construction industry will experience a work related injury every year. With more than 5.5 million people currently employed in this industry (both public and private), this amounts to over 200,000 work related accidents annually. Such injuries that a person may incur in a Little Rock construction accident can include:
- Burn Injuries
- Broken or Fractured Limbs
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Hearing Loss
- Wrongful Death
Courageous Litigation for Maximized Recoveries
Over the past decade our top law firm has helped victims seek recoveries for construction accidents. The pain and suffering after one of these injuries can last a lifetime; victims will need a total compensation figure that will continue to provide for them, long after their accident took place. In our time serving the greater Arkansas area, Thomas Buchanan is a Little Rock construction accident attorneys at the Law Office of Thomas G. Buchanan have consistently averaged a recovery figure of over half a million dollars. This fact alone helps illustrate the tenacity and integrity that our construction accident attorneys carry with them into the courtroom — for every client, every day. Over the past decade our top law firm has helped victims seek recoveries for construction accidents.
Don’t let this injury dictate how you live your life; our courageous, caring, and committed attorneys are here for you in this hard time. Please call or contact us today.