Commercial owners, developers and the local government of Las Vegas and surrounding communities must take reasonable action to prevent injuries to construction workers, subcontractors, and even trespassers, on construction work-sites. Unfortunately, in an effort to cut costs, appropriate safety measures are not always properly implemented, if they are implemented at all. As a result, many people suffer catastrophic injuries that leave them in considerable pain and unable to work. Call us today: 702-252-0055.
If you have been injured as a result of dangerous work-site conditions on commercial or public property, call Las Vegas Attorney Ramzy Ladah at Ladah Law Firm, PLLC at 702-252-0055 today for a free consultation.
Construction sites can pose a serious threat to the public. General contractors in charge of such sites have a duty to ensure that required safety measures have been taken and that the premises are properly secured. They must also warn the public of dangers on such sites, in order to protect the public and avoid injuries to innocent pedestrians.
Oftentimes, construction companies fail to meet these duties and allow the property to pose a threat to workers and the public. Severe injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and broken or crushed bones may occur as a result of dangerous tools, pits, equipment or other dangerous conditions. In some tragic cases, injuries suffered on a construction work-site may lead to death. Attorney Ramzy Ladah has been successful on numerous cases against such establishments.
Deciding whether to sue and who to sue are complex issues that you should not decide alone. Instead, reach out to an experienced Las Vegas construction accident attorney for a free consultation.
According to the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, the following were some of the main causes of workplace injuries in 2014:
Most worksites are safe or have only minor safety lapses that do not result in serious injury. On other job sites, however, dramatic accidents can occur, such as:
There are many reasons why these dangerous accidents occur. But certainly one reason involves contractors trying to cut corners to save money or to get the work completed under a tight deadline. Unfortunately, safety is compromised as a result, and innocent people suffer life-altering injuries.
The steps you take immediately after an accident can make the difference between receiving compensation and receiving nothing. Remember to do the following:
Lastly, remember to follow your doctor’s advice. If your doctor advises bed rest, don’t insist on quickly returning to work or even doing yard work around your house. Instead, follow the doctor’s prescribed treatment to the “T.” If you don’t, then you might aggravate your injuries and compromise your ability to receive compensation.
If you do not think your condition is improving, then you should meet with another doctor for a second opinion. Don’t simply decide to self-diagnose your injuries and follow your own regimen, as you are likely to only make things worse.
If you were injured on a construction site, then your ability to receive compensation will depend on who injured you. For example, bystanders can bring a lawsuit against the general contractor or anyone else responsible for the dangerous condition that led to their injury.
Things are more complicated if the victim was a construction worker. Nevada’s workers’ compensation laws prevent employees from suing their employers for workplace injuries, even when the employer is responsible for the accident. Instead, employees must settle for workers’ compensation benefits, which will pay for necessary medical care but only a portion of any lost wages.
However, if a third party is responsible for the accident, then construction workers can often bring lawsuits against them and seek full recovery, including compensation for pain and suffering and/or emotional distress. Third parties can include subcontractors, the construction site owner, or the manufacturer of defective equipment.
If you have suffered an injury, you should meet immediately with a qualified construction accident lawyer in Las Vegas to analyze your case. If you can bring a lawsuit against a third party, you can usually receive much more in compensation than what you would receive if you relied on workers’ compensation benefits alone.
If you suffered a construction accident injury as a result of dangerous work-site conditions, contact Attorney Ramzy Ladah at Ladah Law Firm, PLLC, in Las Vegas today. We represent injured victims in Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, Green Valley, Spring Valley and State Lane, at Galleria Mall, Fashion Show Mall, Outlet malls and at other locations. All consultations are free.
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