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Types of Construction Accident Claims

From job site safety hazards to defective equipment, construction workers face many risks every day. If you’ve been hurt in a construction accident, you need compensation to support your family and cover your medical bills. Fields Law Firm is one of the largest and most respected work injury law firms in Minnesota, and our Construction Accident Attorneys can help you get compensation to cover your expenses.

You’re not alone after your construction accident – we’re Minnesota’s resource for injured workers, and we’re here to help you through the claims process. Just complete our free contact request form or dial 1-888-343-5375 to Get Fields! on your side.

Construction Accident Client Success Story

A 24 year-old construction worker suffered a fractured vertebra while he was working on a job site when he was lifting concrete and heavy equipment for a construction company. His injury required an extensive spinal fusion surgery. The construction company retaliated against the construction worker following his injury, pressuring him not to tell his doctor that the injury occurred at work.

Our team helped the injured construction worker pursue claims against his employer for both its retaliation against him and for the workers compensation benefits that the employer and the workers compensation insurer owed him.

Our Construction Accident Attorneys settled this case for $160,000, with the agreement that the employer and its insurer would continue to pay future medical treatment the employee will reasonably require for his back injury.

Construction Accident Claims We Handle

At Fields Law, we have experience helping workers injured in a variety of construction accident claims, such as:

You have legal rights after your construction accident, and we’re here to help protect those rights. Our Minneapolis construction accident lawyers will take the time to listen to you, and we can help you get the money you need to support your family while you get better.

Who is Liable for Construction Accidents?

If you are injured while working on a construction site, your employer is primarily liable for your workers compensation benefits, such as medical expenses, wage loss, and any resulting permanent disability due to your work injury. However, if your injury is caused by the fault of another person or company, called a third party, such as another contractor (not your employer), or a manufacturer of equipment, you may have a claim for personal injury against the third party.

What is the benefit of bringing a third-party claim?

In general, the most significant difference between work comp cases and third-party liability claims, is that in third-party liability claims, a person may be entitled to receive compensation for additional damages that are not available in workers compensation claims, such as pain and suffering, loss of future earnings capacity, and loss of consortium (generally, the loss of services, comfort and companionship of your spouse). The difference is that third-party liability claims are litigated in district courts, and work comp claims are litigated in administrative courts.

Fault of another company

An example of a construction site injury that can result in the right to bring a third-party liability claim follows: Consider that there is subcontractor on site working on installing the elevators in a high-rise building. You are working for the painting contractor and just finished painting on the third floor. Unbeknownst to you, the elevator contractor is working on the elevator car on the first floor, but has not turned the elevator off. Holding a lot of painting equipment, you press the elevator call button to leave for the day. The elevator doors open, but the elevator is not there. You do not see that the car itself did not arrive, but assume it did because the doors opened and you heard the tone, and you start to back up with all your equipment. You fall two floors down to the top of the elevator car and are injured. You can bring a third-party liability claim against the elevator contractor for the negligence in failing to turn the power off, or otherwise disable the elevator doors, which would have prevented your injury.

Product Liability

Another example of a construction site injury that can result in the right to bring a third-party liability claim follows: You are working as a framing carpenter, employed by a subcontractor at a construction site, and brought your brand-new electric saw that you just received from the manufacturer to assist with your duties. While cutting wood with this new saw, the guard suddenly detaches because it was improperly installed by the manufacturer and you sustain a serious cut to your hand. You can bring a third-party liability claim against the manufacturer of the electric saw for the failure to properly install the guard, which would have prevented your injury.

If you have been injured in a construction site accident, call Fields Law Firm to determine what potential claims you may have to compensate you for your injuries.

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John Kelley
John Kelley
21:38 16 Oct 18
I was having issues with an insurance company and I hired fields law firm. The people there are amazing and always quick to answer questions even a couple times on the weekend. I worked with Blake amazing person and very informative on my case. I would highly recommend this firm to any of my friends.read more
Michael Frazier
Michael Frazier
23:58 10 Oct 18
I had the pleasure to work with Michael and Annie on my LTD case. When my claim was denied by the insurance carrier, Michael didn't hesitate to take them on with an appeal. He worked diligently on the appeal and ultimately won this for me. Mind you, this wasn't a huge case but he treated me like it was and as if I was the only case he was representing. He kept me abreast of vital information, it was clear that he knew his stuff and wasn't afraid to take on the big insurance company. Michael was much more than I ever expected given that our relationship was entirely remote, handled by telephone and email only. Not only is he a strong lawyer, he treated me with compassion and respect. I am beyond pleased with him and the Fields Law team. Michael cares about his clients and he gets the job done for them because he knows how impactful an injury can be to both a person's well-being and their financial security. I highly recommend Michael and Fields Law whether you are local to their Minnesota offices or out of state like myself.read more
Melanie Eason
Melanie Eason
20:12 29 Aug 18
Fields Law Firm is great. Patrick Kramer, my lawyer, is fantastic. He and his legal assistant Samantha K. have handled my case for several years. They have kept me informed every step of the way. They are both easy to contact. I have both of their phone numbers and email addresses and they respond promptly to any messages I leave. Without their help I would not have been able to get the disability company to fulfill their promises. It is a relief to leave all the dealings with the disability insurance company in their hands.read more
Jeannie Kerr
Jeannie Kerr
23:37 15 Sep 18
My experience with Merrick Williams of Fields Law Firm has been truly above and beyond satisfactory. His knowledge and professionalism have guided me through a very difficult time. He and his assistant Angela were readily available to answer any questions and address my concerns. I highly recommend him as an attorney and will use his services again if necessary in the future.read more
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ebon jordan
19:51 27 Sep 18
Field Law Firm was great my lawyer Zach Schmoll was more than I could ask for. He always kept me in the loop and explain everything perfectly, got back to me whenever I called less than 24 hrs and was a extremely nice guy. This guy is young and knows what he is doing so please don’t let the age fool you. I had a wonderful experience with Field Law and will refer anyone with legal matters to them.read more
Edward Johnson
Edward Johnson
23:11 31 Oct 18
I highly recommend Fields law Firm if you need some no nonsense attorneys to represent you. I was treated courteously and efficiently each and every time by Mike and his associates. They settled my Long Term Disability case in a timely fashion. and was pleased with the results. Thanks again Mike and Fields Law Firm. You are the best!read more
Jeffrey
Jeffrey
19:19 09 Nov 18
Fields Law Firm is simply the very best when it comes to representing you & fighting for your rights! They are a "10 Star" Law Firm hands down! Michael Kemmmitt & Sarah Christensen were simply outstanding to work with. They took over my long term disability case after I was being denied my benefits & gave me the moral support & law experience that I needed to win my case. They were supportive throughout my case & they will fight tooth & nail to assure your rights are not being denied. It is so rare to find a law firm that treats you like YOU are the most important person to them. I HIGHLY recommend Fields Law Firm. They are truly advocates for justice.read more
Ben Chadwick
Ben Chadwick
23:20 12 Nov 18
Michael and Samantha were always giving me updates in a very timely manner. They were very good at getting back with me if I had questions, and they didn't have the answer at the time of our discussion. They were very thorough in their handling of my case, and we received a positvie ruling due to their efficiency and expertise. Thank you very much Michael and Samantha, I appreciate all that you did to help me with my case. I would definitely refer people to you, as well as use you in the future. Benjamin Chadwick.read more
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