Salt Lake City Construction Accident Attorney
Utah enjoys a booming construction industry, with the second-highest percentage of construction workers in the country. With nearly 8% of the state’s salaried workers in construction-related employment, Utah also sees an alarming number of construction accidents, often with serious injuries. The types of injuries experienced by construction workers can be grave, with long-term consequences on physical, financial, and emotional well-being.
Sometimes workers’ compensation insurance isn’t enough, or your injuries could have resulted from a third party, such as a contractor, subcontractor, equipment manufacturer, or liable property owner. The Salt Lake City accident attorneys at Handy & Handy have over 30 years of combined experience navigating the complex liability laws related to construction accidents, including workers’ compensation rights, and third-party liability. Call or contact Handy & Handy Attorneys at Law today for a free evaluation of your construction accident case so you can take the first important steps toward moving forward from your injuries.
Common Causes of Construction Accidents
Unlike an office or a campus, a construction site contains many hazards for employees even under the best of circumstances. Accidents sometimes occur due to faulty equipment and dangerous work conditions. Some common examples of construction site accidents include:
- Crush injuries
- Struck-by-object accidents or blunt-force trauma
- Chemical exposures
- Heavy machinery accidents
Construction accidents can have devastating consequences on an injured employee, with long-lasting impacts on physical and financial health. A construction accident attorney can investigate your case to determine if there is any third-party liability to help you maximize the compensation for your damages.
Understanding Third-Party Liability in Construction Accidents
Vendors, contractors, equipment manufacturers, and property owners can each play a specific role in an accident on a construction site. A successful accident claim can help you gain compensation for damages such as:
- Your medical bills
- Future medical bills if you require further treatment
- Lost wages
- Lowered future earning capacity if your injury left you disabled
- Pain and suffering
- Other non-economic damages for disfigurement, amputations, and emotional trauma associated with catastrophic injuries
The construction accident lawyers at Utah’s Handy & Handy Attorneys at Law understand how to negotiate with insurance companies from a position of evidence-backed strength by proving points of liability on the part of the entity at fault, including showing the following:
- That the at-fault party owed a duty of care to keep others safe through reasonable safety measures and standards
- That they breached that duty with a negligent act
- That the negligence directly caused the injury
- That you’ve suffered real economic and non-economic damages from the injury
Monetary compensation for non-economic damages like pain and suffering can’t undo the injury, but it can help you move forward with better access to the best medical treatment.
Why Choose Us for Your Utah Construction Accident Attorneys?
The law firm of Handy & Handy offers skilled and experienced representation to handle your case with the compassion and dignity you deserve. We stand ready to advocate for your full compensation through every step of the process. Our attorneys understand how to draft a compelling demand letter to begin negotiating for an ample settlement, but we are also willing to take the matter all the way to court if necessary to secure the compensation you deserve.
Contact our construction accident attorneys today at our Utah law office so we can begin strategizing the best way forward for your case. With free consultations and contingency-based payments, we don’t get paid until you gain a settlement or court award for your damages.