Las Vegas and Henderson are among the fastest growing cities in the country, and this growth has been accompanied by a major surge in construction activity in residential communities, casinos and hotels on the Strip. It is not surprising that the area is also seeing a rising number of construction and work site accidents.
Construction sites are inherently hazardous environments. The general contractor and multiple subcontractors may flood the area with electricians, plumbers, and other construction workers, all using heavy equipment, power tools and construction trucks. Some men and women are working on rooftops, scaffolding and ladders. Others are in open trenches and foundation excavations. Serious work site accidents are not unusual. The injuries that result from construction accidents are often severe and life-altering.
Construction accident injury claims
Due to the extreme danger posed in construction sites in Las Vegas, workers who are involved in accidents there can suffer catastrophic – and even fatal – injuries. When a construction worker falls from scaffolding and suffers a spinal cord injury or a worker is involved in a forklift or crane accident and suffers a brain injury, full compensation is truly necessary to move on.
While the injured construction worker may be eligible for workers’ compensation to compensate for loss wages and medical expenses, this form of compensation is rarely sufficient for injuries as severe as amputation, spine, back or neck injuries or brain injuries.
In addition to medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering, relatives of a person killed in a fatal accident deserve compensation for loss of love and support. At Harris & Harris Lawyers in Las Vegas, we regularly assist construction workers and their families with workers’ comp claims. We also investigate the possibility of additional sources of compensation through third party liability claims. When you contact us to discuss a construction or work site injury, we will investigate all possible sources of compensation such as equipment manufacturers, building designers or suppliers.
Who is responsible for your construction site injuries?
Depending on the circumstances surrounding the construction accident, the victim or surviving relatives may have reason to file a personal injury lawsuit against the manufacturer of a defective power tool or other defective equipment. Claims could also potentially be brought against a general contractor who erected a dangerous scaffold or against a subcontractor whose negligent violations of state or OSHA regulations caused injury.
When handling a construction accident injury or wrongful death claim, our lawyers, assisted by scientific and safety experts, perform a thorough investigation and build a strong case. Our Settlements and Verdicts page documents sizable verdicts and settlements our attorneys have recovered on behalf of clients. It is our goal to help our clients recover the resources necessary to rebuild their lives following a debilitating job site injury.