If you were hurt in an accident on a construction site, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries and lost wages. If a family member lost their lives in a construction accident, you may also be eligible to receive financial compensation for the loss of income for your family.

When you are injured in a workplace accident, you want the right person or entity to be held responsible for their actions. A Tucson personal injury attorney can help you identify the cause of the injuries you suffered and help you assign liability to the applicable party and take the appropriate legal action.

When you are ready to file a lawsuit for the injuries you suffered or for the loss of a loved one, we are here to help. We will fight to defend your legal and financial rights. Call Zanes Law at (866) 499-8989 to speak to a Tucson construction accident lawyer who can help you build a successful lawsuit or insurance claim.

Leading Causes of Construction Accidents and Injuries

MMDAF awards_logo1Construction site accidents can have many causes, including:

  • Moving machinery
  • Faulty or defective power tools
  • Faulty construction equipment
  • Equipment and machine operator error
  • Dangerous contact with worksite objects
  • Body parts becoming tangled in machinery
  • Slips and falls from ladders and scaffolding
  • Dangerous contact with worksite equipment

By its very nature, construction worksites are rife with potential dangers and hazards. While most construction sites adhere to applicable safety rules, accidents do still happen. The construction industry is one of the most dangerous industries in the US.

When you are the victim of a construction accident, you need the help of a construction accident lawyer in Tucson. Call Zanes Law at (866) 499-8989 to speak to an attorney near you today.

Types of Construction Site Injuries and Fatalities

AzTLA awards_logo4The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cites the following statistics in their latest report. The leading causes of construction-related deaths were falls, being struck by objects, accidental electrocution, and being caught or crushed between machinery or equipment resulting in 5,147 fatalities.

In addition to carelessness and operator error, some construction accidents occur due to a failure to meet the safety requirements established by OSHA. The ten most frequently cited OSHA standards violations in 2018 include:

  1. Fall protection
  2. Hazard communication standards
  3. Scaffolding and general requirements
  4. Respiratory protection
  5. Control of hazardous energy sources
  6. Ladders and other lifting equipment
  7. Powered industrial trucks
  8. Fall protection–training
  9. Machinery and machine guarding
  10. Eye and face protection

If any of these OSHA violations contributed to the construction accident that caused your injury or disability, a construction accident lawyer in Tucson, AZ can help you build a personal injury or worker’s compensation case. You deserve to be compensated for your injury and loss. Call Zanes Law today to get the help you need to file your injury claim.

A Construction Accident Lawyer Can Help You File a Personal Injury Claim

ASLA awards_logo3On your own, it can be difficult to uncover the right person or entity to pursue in your injury claim. If a third party is responsible for your construction accident, your attorney can help you hold them accountable for the role they played in your current condition. A third party is defined as a person or company other than your employer such as an equipment manufacturer. If faulty tools or defective equipment led to your construction accident, your attorney will help assign liability and seek appropriate compensation.

Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim for a Construction Accident

You may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits when you are injured or disabled in a construction accident. In Arizona, you might be eligible to receive more than sixty-six percent of your monthly salary from workers’ compensation. In some cases, workers’ compensation coverage may also pay for necessary medical treatments with no out-of-pocket expenses on your behalf. Your attorney can help you understand the workers’ compensation benefits you might be entitled to receive.

Understanding Your Rights in a Construction Accident in Tucson

If you or a member of your family suffered an injury, disability, or loss of life while working on a construction site, your attorney can help you receive a monetary award for your medical and other accident-related expenses. Construction accidents are serious matters that can leave you with severe, even life-threatening, injuries.

Construction site safety is an important issue. OSHA imposes rules, regulations, and safety guidelines designed to cover and protect construction workers across the state. When these guidelines are not adhered to, the construction site is no longer a safe place to work. If you believe OSHA guidelines were not met on the construction site where you were injured, we can help. Schedule your free consultation with an attorney today.

Speaking with a Construction Accident Lawyer in Tucson

Doug Zanes

Doug Zanes, Tucson Construction Accident Lawyer

Construction work sites can be dangerous places. An accident on a construction site can leave you severely injured or permanently maimed. If you are a construction worker who was injured at work or the family member of a construction worker who was hurt or killed on the job, you may be entitled to receive financial compensation to cover the cost of accident-related medical expenses and lost wages.

When you call Zanes Law to schedule your no-cost, no-obligation consultation with a construction accident lawyer in Tucson, we will review your case and your potential recovery options. We will meet with you at your home, office, or hospital room to review your construction accident claim. Call Zanes Law at (866) 499-8989 to meet with an attorney near you before the statute of limitations under AZ Code 12-542 expires.

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