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Have you or a loved one been hurt in a Seattle construction accident? If so, you may find yourself confused and unsure of where to turn. When your family’s livelihood depends on your income, you need to ensure that you hire the Seattle construction accident lawyers at Zanes Law. We will assist you in seeking justice and recovering the compensation you deserve.

Lost wages, medical treatment and pain and suffering can leave your family feeling hopeless after a devastating accident. However, hiring the right Seattle construction accident lawyers is the first step. Whether you’re a carpenter, laborer, plumber, electrician or roofer, you need the Seattle construction accident lawyers at Zanes Law. We will leave no stone unturned in the search for justice.

Getting to the scene of the incident and carrying out a thorough investigation is essential. Especially when you’re having trouble remembering exactly what led to the accident. The more evidence you can gather early on, the easier it will be to win. You will need this evidence to fight for the compensation you deserve.

Determining Liability in Construction Accidents

Many people already know that construction sites are some of the most dangerous places to work. Establishing liability is one of the most complicated aspects of handling a construction accident case. This is because a case can range from a small incident at someone’s private residence to a catastrophic occurrence at commercial developments.

Working conditions are dangerous at any site, but the manager or supervisor of the site has a responsibility to minimize the risk for injury. He does this with appropriate safety guidelines, safety gear, and training. It takes a comprehensive investigation as soon as possible after the accident has occurred to identify liability when there has been a construction accident.

This includes the identification of potentially liable parties and there may be more than one liable party. Your Seattle construction accident lawyer will help you figure out who may be held accountable for the injuries you have sustained. As a result of the high cost of construction accidents and the possibility that multiple people are liable, insurance companies will often move quickly to provide settlements in these kinds of cases, without considering all of the various factors. This is why you need a dedicated Seattle construction accident lawyer who fights for the maximum compensation for you.

Investigations

Your Seattle construction accident lawyers at Zanes Law will investigate issues including safety standards, the relationship that determines each party’s control over the work completed, occupational concerns, delegation of work responsibilities and degree of control.

Our attorneys will also evaluate existing insurance coverages and the types of payment that may be available to you. Property managers or owners may have liability insurance whereas subcontractors and general contractors will have workers’ compensation insurance or commercial general liability coverage. There are clear safety regulations that need to be followed at every construction site as outlined under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 and the Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act.

Someone at the site is also responsible for ensuring compliance for the duration of the project. When someone gets hurt, usually the site manager or contractor and subcontractor will argue about who is responsible. Even a small injury can have devastating consequences when it translates to lost income and pain for you.

Common Reasons for Construction Accidents in Seattle

Unfortunately, many of the most common reasons behind construction accidents in Seattle are preventable. These lead to life lasting consequences for the victim and his or her family. Because of this, you need an attorney who will win.  You need the Seattle construction accident lawyers at Zanes Law.

Construction accidents and traffic accidents are often not thought of in the same light. But we see many construction accidents that involve vehicles. Traffic accidents can also include cranes, trucks, tractors, and any other vehicles that operate on a construction site. Furthermore, construction workers may be at a higher risk for pedestrian accidents, falling into ditches or being struck by passing vehicles.

Falls on construction sites are some of the leading causes of critical injuries and fatalities. Safety harnesses and other protective gear will not always protect an employee from a serious fall. A common reason for construction injuries occurs when an employee falls from an unsafe height and there was an inappropriate safety constraint.

Some of the most common injuries associated with falls include brain injuries, spinal injuries, back injuries, broken bones and wrongful death. Defective construction equipment may also be a cause in your Seattle construction accident claim. If you become trapped, crushed or pinched under machinery, serious injuries can occur which may ultimately necessitate amputation.

Woodchippers, augers and forklifts are common machinery that may pose a risk for amputation but it is important to realize that any piece of equipment can be defective and can lead to catastrophic injuries. Identification of the right Seattle construction accident lawyer is important.

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1100 Dexter Avenue North, Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 207-2000

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