Poorly erected scaffolding, defective equipment, and other safety hazards can make construction sites incredibly dangerous. If you’ve been injured at a construction site, the team at 1LAW can help you recover compensation for your medical costs and other losses.
The Orem construction accident attorneys from our firm will investigate your accident and collect evidence that shows the guilty party is liable for your expenses and suffering. At the end of your case, you’ll receive the settlement or court verdict you need to support your recovery and cope with the pain you’ve been forced to experience.
Our attorneys have helped countless construction accident victims in Orem recover from their injuries. Throughout their careers, our lawyers have seen a number of different types of construction accidents and have learned how to file an effective claim for each situation. They’ll be able to help you recuperate from any of the following types of incidents:
The average construction site is teeming with hazards and safety violations, so the above-mentioned scenarios are just a few of the accidents our attorneys can help you file a claim for. If you’ve been injured on the job in a different type of construction site incident, let us know, and we’ll tell you if we can take on your case.
The money you get from a claim can help you afford medical treatment, allow you to take time off work, and cover non-economic losses. They can also help you support yourself if your accident has left you with a life-altering disability. Depending on the extent of your injury and the nature of your related losses, you may receive one or more of the following damages:
You may need surgery, medication, doctor’s appointments, assistive devices, and other treatments to recover from your injury fully. Quality medical care is expensive, which is why your Orem construction accident lawyer will make sure you get enough compensation to cover all your bills.
As a part of our more money guarantee, we’ll use our connections with local doctors to help you get a discounted rate on your treatment. If we aren’t able to get your costs reduced, we’ll lower our contingency fee by as much as $500.
Recovering from a construction accident injury can take weeks and, in some serious cases, even months. Missing that many work days can take a toll on your bank account, but that’s where your attorney will come in handy. They’ll make sure you receive compensation to cover your lost wages.
Dealing with the physical pain from a construction accident injury can make life unbearable. If your injury has caused you a great deal of suffering, a construction accident lawyer from our office can add these damages to your claim.
Sudden accidents and life-changing injuries can significantly affect one’s mental health. If you’ve experienced symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, or depression after your incident, your attorney can secure compensation to help you cope with your mental distress.
Permanent disability and disfigurement can completely change your appearance, make it hard for you to seize important opportunities, and dramatically reduce your quality of life. If your construction accident in Orem has caused you to sustain a disability or bodily disfigurement, your lawyer can request these damages.
To secure the damages you need to recover losses and cope with your injury, your attorney must identify the party responsible for your accident. They’ll also have to gather evidence that proves the at-fault party is liable for your losses.
Over the years, our attorneys have handled claims for countless construction accident victims in Orem. They have the experience necessary to assign liability and support their accusations with concrete documentation and testimony.
Based on the evidence they find, your attorney will hold one of the following parties responsible for your accident:
While a personal injury claim requires proving fault, most construction accident injuries will likely be protected under your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance.
Workers’ comp is a no-fault system, meaning that fault does not need to be proven. It doesn’t matter who caused the injury, you are still eligible to collect financial benefits of workers’ comp through your employer.
Your construction accident lawyer in Orem can help you draft a claim and file an appeal if you were denied benefits by the Utah Labor Commission.
Before your construction accident ever becomes a personal injury case, you will most likely first seek compensation through your employer’s workers’ comp insurance. When filing for workers’ compensation benefits, you only have 180 days to notify your employer of your intent to file.
It’s highly unlikely that your case will escalate beyond a simple insurance claim. However, if a lawsuit becomes necessary to remedy your losses, it’s important that your lawyer has enough time to file a suit for your construction accident injury in Orem.
Under Utah Code Ann. § 78B-2-307, your attorney has four years from the date of your incident to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party. While this may seem like more than enough time to prepare and file a civil suit, it’s always best to give your lawyer as much time as possible.
If you’ve delayed legal action and believe you don’t have enough time to meet Utah’s legal deadline, you should still get in touch with a lawyer. There are several exceptions to Utah’s statute of limitations for construction accident suits, and there’s a high probability that your case won’t require a lawsuit.
Our construction accident lawyers in Orem are committed to getting you the compensation you need to recuperate from your injury and get back to work soon. They’ll thoroughly investigate your incident, establish liability, and negotiate with the at-fault party’s insurer to reach a fair settlement agreement.
If we take on your case, we’ll charge an agreed upon contingency fee for our services. A contingency fee is a portion of your settlement that your attorney will take if they win your case. Contact the team at 1LAW today to learn more about our contingency fee agreements and get started on your claim.