Construction sites are inherently dangerous workplaces. In fact, one out of five worker deaths in the United States involves construction workers. Every ladder, walkway, platform or scaffold has the potential to seriously injure a worker at the site. If you’ve been injured on a construction site, Law Office of Charles W. Bennett will seek the compensation and justice you deserve for the harm you’ve suffered. As an experienced injury attorney, I represent construction workers hurt on sites in the Albuquerque area and throughout New Mexico so they can get the damages they deserve.
Nearly every item, tool or machine on a construction site is capable of causing injury, especially when mandated safety procedures are not followed by site owners. Workers may suffer injuries caused by:
The most common causes of work site deaths are falls, falling and moving objects, electrocutions, and workers getting caught or stuck in between surfaces. I represent injured workers and their families regardless of the cause of the accident.
Those who have been hurt on New Mexico construction sites will have different legal rights and remedies depending on the cause of their injury. Depending on who is responsible for the actions or conditions that caused your injury, I will either be able to help you file a workers’ compensation claim or bring a third-party claim.
Workers’ compensation is a no-fault insurance system in which employers provide benefits for injured workers. This process is the standard way for injured construction workers to get their medical bills and other costs paid when they’re injured on the job. Although each state has its own workers’ comp regulations, benefits generally cover medical bills and partial wages for the duration of the time that you are injured and unable to work. There may be limits on which doctors you can visit, how much you can recover per week and the duration of payments. I strive to get injured construction workers the benefits they are entitled to under New Mexico law.
While the law prevents workers from suing their own employers, it does not prevent lawsuits against other people or companies on a construction site. Workers are frequently able to bring negligence claims against other contractors, subcontractors and property owners for injuries sustained on a construction site. I will work with you to decide whether bringing a negligence claim against a third party is an option in your case.
When a construction accident is fatal, I can help the victim’s family get justice. Families might be entitled to workers’ compensation death benefits that include reimbursement for final expenses and wage replacement. If the accident was tied to a third party’s negligence (as opposed to the victim or employer), I will assist your family in bringing a wrongful death lawsuit that seeks compensation for a range of losses that aren’t included under workers’ compensation.
At Law Office of Charles W. Bennett, I provide experienced and skilled representation to injured construction workers throughout New Mexico. If you or a loved one has sustained injuries on a construction site, I will seek the maximum possible compensation. Call me at 505-300-4810 or contact me online to schedule a consultation. My office is in Albuquerque.