Any construction site can present hazards for workers, visitors, and passersby. This is true even if safety regulations are observed and workers are experienced and cautious. Physical labor, heavy machinery, heights, trenches, and electricity can all present serious risks. In fact, approximately one in five worker fatalities in the U.S. occur in construction, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The chance of an accident is dramatically increased in the presence of negligence, inexperience, or outright violations of OSHA standards.
The majority of construction fatalities occur due to:
- Being struck by objects
- Being caught in trench or structure collapses, or between equipment
Have you been seriously injured in a construction site accident in Norfolk, Newport News, Virginia Beach, or the surrounding areas in Virginia? Call Huffman & Huffman Brothers-in-Law, PLLC at (757) 330-3425.
Choose a Firm with Over 150 Years of Construction Accident Experience
The Newport News construction accident attorneys at Huffman & Huffman can help if you lost a loved one or were injured at a construction site. We represent workers and their families in workers’ compensation claims and personal injury lawsuits for construction injuries and fatalities. With over 150 years of collective experience, our lawyers can work to maximize your compensation in order to help you work toward a brighter future.
Workers’ compensation benefits may apply to a construction site accident, but it is important to know that these will only cover medical costs and a portion of lost earnings. A personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit offers the opportunity at compensation for all lost earnings, plus emotional trauma. If a third party (someone other than a co-worker or your employer) was responsible for your injuries or loss, personal injury laws may apply.
Maximizing your recovery is our primary goal here at Huffman & Huffman. Find out how our Newport News construction accident lawyers can help you by calling (757) 330-3425 for a free consultation.