A construction site is a dangerous place that can unnecessarily put construction workers in harm’s way, if not managed carefully. Construction workers are faced with daily dangers such as, scaffolding, live electricity, power machinery, scissor lifts, fork lifts and cranes. These regular tools of the construction trade are potentially hazardous if used unskillfully, or negligently. Unfortunately, when an accident occurs on a construction site it often leads to serious injuries. The attorneys at Heimanson & Wolf regularly meet construction workers who were placed in harm’s way through no fault of their own, and as a result sustained major injuries including: Burns, Traumatic Brain Injury, serious fractures, spinal injuries, quadriplegia, paraplegia and other forms of paralysis.
Often in the course of treatment for these injuries, our construction worker clients encounter additional secondary injuries including psychiatric injury, post traumatic stress disorder, and Complex regional Pain Syndrome, also known as Regional Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD).
Here at Heimanson & Wolf, LLP., we understand that a client’s construction site accident will likely mean long term health and quality-of-life implications to the injured worker that will greatly impact not only our client’s life, but the life of their family and loved ones.
More often than not injured workers find themselves unable to return to work and unable to access gainful employment due to their injuries. Although injured construction workers are sometimes able to seek help from their union, unions cannot offer full redress for the often catastrophic injury suffered and the economic effects of such injuries.
The law offices of Heimanson & Wolf, LLP., regularly assembles a team of leading experts and physicians who collaborate to properly diagnose and treat the often catastrophic injuries suffered by construction workers. We also regularly employ vocational rehabilitation specialists, life care planners and economist to ensure that our injured construction worker clients, not only receive the best medical treatment, but that they are fully compensated for all losses that they have suffered as a result of the wrong doing of another.
Demanding Accountability for Your Construction Related Injury
Understanding the extent of the losses, and the exact nature and impact of the injuries suffered is but one aspect of the expertise the attorneys at Heimanson & Wolf, LLP., bring to the handling of a construction injury case.
Accidents at construction sites have many causes which can entail complex and overlapping issues of construction site management, architecture, engineering, and materials. Often, more than one person or company is responsible for the injury suffered by the construction worker, and each should be held fully accountable for their share of the blame.
We, at Heimanson & wolf, LLP., take a pro-active approach to the investigation of construction related accidents. We carefully monitor any investigations by governmental agencies such as OSHA, and we perform our own investigation to determine who is responsible for the harm suffered. Thorough accident investigation requires deep resources, at Heimanson & Wolf, LLP., we have access to multiple experts and investigators who are trained in construction site accident investigation, including a network of experts in engineering, construction industry standards and practices and knowledge of federal and state safety regulations.
All of these resources go into how we, at Heimanson & Wolf, present a compelling and comprehensive account of our client’s traumatic injury. It’s how we are able to help our clients with their recovery – by seeking maximum compensation for their injury and demanding full accountability from the people and entities responsible.
If the responsible entities refuse to fully accept their responsibility, we at Heimanson & Wolf, LLP., will aggressively pursue our client’s rights to full justice through both State and Federal Courts. Often our adversaries are major corporations, manufacturers, insurance companies and municipal/state agencies.
For one client, a cement mason who suffered traumatic back and psychological injuries while escaping the collapse of a four-million gallon digester tank, we went to court and secured a $3.3 million jury verdict. The damage award was 200 times higher than the best offer made by the defendant’s insurance company.