Construction Accidents Attorneys in Richmond & Tappahannock, Virginia

Construction sites carry a certain inherent risk of danger. Even when everyone follows the necessary safety procedures and protocols, an accident can still occur. This can lead to serious injury–or even death–for construction workers and other people on the job site.

In addition to the physical and psychological recovery that follows a construction accident, there is also the legal aftermath. Victims are entitled to seek compensation for their damages, either through a workers’ compensation claim or a personal injury lawsuit. Richmond construction accidents lawyer Ryan Wind and his team at Wind Law, LLC, can help. We can advise you of your legal rights following an accident and represent in taking the necessary legal action to secure full and fair compensation for your injuries.

Workers Compensation vs. Personal Injury Claims Following a Construction Accident

ction site workers are typically covered by workers’ compensation insurance. The employer is responsible for taking out and paying for such coverage. Workers’ compensation is designed to be a “no fault” system. So it does not matter whether the employer or employee’s negligence may have contributed to a construction accident. All that matters is that the employee was injured in the course of their employment and that they notified the employer of their accident in a timely manner.

Of course, there are other people who may be present on a construction site who are not employed by any of the companies involved with the project. Such third parties can file a personal injury claim if they believe that negligence on the part of a contractor, subcontractor, or project owner was to blame for their accident. In some cases, even an injured construction worker may be allowed to “step outside” of the workers’ compensation system and pursue a personal injury claim.

Indeed, there are often other businesses and entities whose negligence may have contributed to a construction accident. For example, if a worker was injured by a defective piece of equipment, the manufacturer may be responsible under Virginia product liability laws. Or a worker may be struck by a negligent motorist driving through a construction zone. Other people living or working near a construction site may also become ill due to toxic or dangerous chemicals used by the construction companies.

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Every construction worker understands that an accident can occur even on the best-run job site. Some of the most common construction accidents involve falls from ladders or scaffolding, falling objects, and electrocution. Any of these accidents can lead to serious injuries that may leave a person permanently disabled or at a minimum require months of rehabilitation.

While recovering from such devastating injuries, the last thing you likely want to do is deal with the legal paperwork surrounding workers’ compensation or a potential personal injury lawsuit. We can help take that burden off of you. So if you need to speak with a skilled, compassionate Richmond construction accidents lawyer, contact Wind Law, LLC, today to schedule an initial consultation.