Kentucky Construction Accident Lawyers
Helping people injured on construction sites in Lexington, Louisville, and beyond
Accidents at a construction site or in a construction zone are often catastrophic. Injuries of this nature will frequently require extensive medical care, which could keep you out of work for a significant period of time. This is, of course, in addition to the financial costs, physical damage, and emotional trauma you are likely struggling to cope with after being involved in a serious accident.
When you are injured on or near a construction site as an employee or a passerby, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Getting these costs covered and holding the liable party accountable for their negligence could be the best way to move forward with your life; however, filing a lawsuit may be more than you can handle on your own. Fortunately, the respected Kentucky construction accident lawyers at Wilt & Associates, PLLC may be able to assist you with your personal injury claim. Contact us in Lexington or Louisville today to get started.
How can we help today?
- What are some examples of Kentucky construction accidents?
- What are common construction site accident injuries?
- Who is liable for my Kentucky construction site accident?
- What kind of claim should I file for my construction site injury?
- What is the value of my Kentucky construction accident claim?
- Do you have a construction accident attorney near me?
What are some examples of Kentucky construction accidents?
The construction industry is one of the most dangerous industries. The equipment involved in construction is often quite large; workers often work at elevated heights; and, they are often exposed to toxic chemicals. Some of the most commonly seen types of construction accidents that result in catastrophic injuries include:
- Trapped between equipment or materials
- Being struck by falling debris
- Ground collapses
- Trench collapses
- Machinery accidents
- Falling objects or equipment
- Being crushed by equipment
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
- Defective products
- Lack of safety equipment or precautions
- Unsafe working conditions
- Vehicle collisions
- Work zone accidents
With accidents such as these, it comes as no surprise that those involved in these accidents often suffer from devastating injuries.
What are common construction site accident injuries?
Did you know that construction workers are at a higher risk of injury and death on the job than workers in almost any other type of industry? One of every five worker fatalities in the US is in construction. The dangerous nature of the work, as well as the massive size of the equipment used in construction, makes it one of the most hazardous professions. We do see certain types of injuries more frequently than others, including:
- Organ damage
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Back injuries
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Traumatic amputations
If you experienced any of these or another type of injury in a construction accident, the attorneys at Wilt & Associates want to help you hold the liable party accountable and secure the compensation you will need to rebuild your life.
Who is liable for my Kentucky construction site accident?
Establishing fault is a critical component of any construction accident lawsuit in Kentucky. As such, your lawyer will need to thoroughly review the details of your case to determine whom should compensate you for your financial and non-financial losses. However, there are some parties who are more commonly to blame for construction accident injuries, such as:
- Equipment manufacturers
- Contractors and subcontractors
- Construction site owners
Filing a civil claim against the third party who is liable for your losses may be the only way to ensure that you are fully compensated for your suffering, even if you are able to collect workers’ compensation benefits through your employer.
What kind of claim should I file for my construction site injury?
If you are injured at work, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits through your employer’s work comp insurance provider.
However, if you are ineligible for these benefits, or if a third party is to blame for your injuries, you may have the right to pursue compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. This way, you can secure repayment for losses that are not covered by your work comp insurance benefits. Please do not hesitate to contact the attorneys at Wilt & Associates to determine the right option for you.
What is the value of my Kentucky construction accident claim?
The amount of compensation you are entitled to receive is based on a number of factors. Some of the losses our attorneys include in your lawsuit include the following:
- Lost wages and reduced earning capacity
- Medical expenses and equipment
- Pain and suffering
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Reduced quality of life
- Loss of household services and childcare costs
- Emotional distress
Do you have a construction accident attorney near me?
Wilt & Associates has offices in Louisville and Lexington:
If you or your loved one are too injured or ill to travel to us, we can arrange a phone or video conference. We also make hospital visits when necessary.
Contact an experienced Kentucky construction site accident lawyer today
Determining how to secure full financial repayment for your suffering can be a challenge when injured at a construction site or work zone. For help pursuing the compensation you desperately need during this trying time in your life, speak with a qualified Kentucky construction accident lawyer at Wilt & Associates. To get started on your claim, call 502-253-9110 or filling out our contact form to schedule a no-fee consultation. We maintain offices in Lexington and Louisville, and proudly serve clients throughout Kentucky.