Construction sites are dangerous. Anyone who has experience working on or around construction sites can testify to the risk they are subjected to on a daily basis just by the nature of the job. From rooftop repairs to scaffolding, from trenches to tree limbs, there is always the risk of a fall if the worksite isn’t properly managed.
At Crary, Clark, Domanico, & Chuang, P.S., we understand how devastating a fall injury can be, and we are passionate about getting victim’s compensation for their injuries.
Construction sites are often open to the public such as a remodel an area that is being repaired. On these sites, reasonable safety measures must be employed, and the area needs to be reasonably free of debris and other objects that pose a hazard.
Defenses to Premise Liability
The law gives the owner of the site a chance to fix a known repair and a reasonable time to discover known hazards. At Crary, Clark, Domanico & Chuang, P.S., we understand how these defenses work and have experience getting victims the compensation they deserve for their injuries.
Types of Fall Injuries
Even a short fall can cause a serious injury. The most common injury from a fall is a broken leg, arm or wrist. Other injuries include head trauma, compound fractures, broken hip, knee, and severe strains. Any of these injuries can put someone out of work for a while and cause serious financial difficulty in addition to the pain that the injury itself imposes.
If the court finds that the construction site owner didn’t do what a reasonable owner would do to keep the area safe, then the law can compensate the injured person for their financial losses. Some of these common losses that can be awarded are:
- Medical Bills
- Rehab Treatment/Equipment
- Lost Time from Work
- Future Lost Time from Work
- Permanent Disability/Disfigurement
- Pain and Suffering
- Loss of Consortium (Intimacy, affection etc.)
These are just a few, and there could be others specific to each case.
Contact a Construction Injury Lawyer
If you’ve been injured in one of the many construction zones in and around Spokane, you owe it to yourself to talk to an attorney who can tell you if you have a case that could get you compensation for your injuries. At Crary, Clark, Domanico, & Chuang, P.S., we offer a free consultation and we collect no money until you get an award or settlement.
We also have years of experience dealing with construction site injuries and working with insurance companies. We know all the tricks and tactics they use to keep you from getting fair compensation. Call us today and get someone on your side. You can call us at (509) 926 4900, or send us a message by clicking here.