Why Should I Contact a Construction Accident Lawyer?
Posted On behalf of Schmidt Kramer on Sep 06, 2018 in Construction Accidents
The construction industry is one of the most dangerous industries to work in. If you have been harmed in a construction accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Construction accidents can cause serious and life-altering injuries. It may be in your best interest to contact a skilled attorney to help with your claims process and recover the compensation you deserve
At Schmidt Kramer, our knowledgable Harrisburg construction accident lawyers have experience representing workers and others who are injured at construction sites. Our firm can provide a free consultation to discuss your claim and evaluate the conditions that might have contributed to your injuries.
We can discuss your legal rights and your ability to recover compensation for your injury. Some of the ways that we can assist you with your construction accident claim are discussed below.
Investigate Your Accident
An experienced construction accident lawyer can investigate the underlying cause of your accident to determine who is legally responsible for your accident. Some of the common causes of construction accidents include:
- Unsafe working conditions
- Faulty equipment
- Poor oversight
- Unclear directions
- Defective construction machinery or equipment
Our construction accident lawyers can complete a thorough and prompt investigation into your accident. We know what to look for and will work to protect your rights by holding at-fault parties responsible for your accident.
Gather Solid Evidence
It is important after a construction accident to work quickly to preserve valuable evidence and talk to key witnesses. A construction accident lawyer can secure the equipment, machinery or tools involved in a construction accident. He or she can also send the construction company a letter that requests key evidence be preserved due to its potential of being involved in a lawsuit.
Track Medical Records
After a construction accident, you may have incurred expensive medical bills from seeking emergency treatment and follow-up care. You might have been referred to a specialist or a physical therapist. An attorney can help gather medical records that link your accident to your injuries and that also show how the accident has affected your life.
Help with Your Claim
Your lawyer can assist with all aspects of your claim. He or she can handle communications with any insurance company you deal with. Additionally, he or she may also help you file a workers’ compensation claim or personal injury claim.
Our construction accident attorneys can help you to estimate the full extent of damages that you suffered as a result of the construction accident. We may be able to pursue damages for:
- Past and future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Decreased earning capacity
- Disability or disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
It is common for insurance companies to try and offer a fast settlement before you have the chance to consult with a knowledgeable construction injury attorney. Protect your rights by scheduling a consultation with an experienced attorney.
Fight to Protect Your Rights
A construction accident lawyer can take steps to protect your rights, such as by providing proper notice of your intent to file a lawsuit and pursuing a claim within the statute of limitations. He or she can also prevent you from making a recorded statement to the insurance company. If experts need to be involved in the case, such as medical experts, safety specialists or economists, your attorney can discuss this possibility with you and hire them on your behalf.
Schedule a Free, No-Obligation Consultation
If you were injured in a construction accident, Schmidt Kramer’s Harrisburg construction accident lawyers are ready to assist. We are prepared to pursue the maximum compensation on your behalf.
Contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced construction accident lawyer. There are no upfront costs or legal fees. You only pay us if we recover compensation for your claim.