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Construction workers have an increased risk for some of the most serious types of workplace injuries, leaving them to struggle with mounting financial costs and a long recovery period.

Todd and his staff did an excellent job in getting my case resolved, with a monetary settlement that I was very pleased with…
– K. Rauch

At Jay Trucks and Associates, we understand there are long-term physical, emotional and financial challenges following a construction injury. We have been helping injured victims and their families in Michigan for more than 30 years. Our Lansing construction accident attorneys have recovered more than $500 million for our clients, including $415,000 for a construction worker who suffered a severe left knee injury and a $175,000 recovery for a worker that suffered lower back injuries. If we represent you, we are prepared to pursue maximum compensation on your behalf.

An initial consultation is available to you at no cost and no obligation. This free opportunity enables us to assess the merits of your case and discuss your legal options. There is no risk if you hire our services and no upfront fees. We are not paid unless we achieve compensation for you.

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Do I Have A Case?

Construction site accidents often cause serious, life-threatening injuries because of the high-risk nature of the job. However, before any attorney can determine whether you may have a valid case for compensation, we must first understand more about the incident, such as:

  • Where the accident occurred
  • What was happening immediately prior to the accident
  • Whether the accident involved machinery or other equipment
  • The name of the site supervisor
  • Whether you are employed by the construction site or a passerby
  • If the equipment was being properly used at the time of the accident

At Jay Trucks and Associates, we have extensive knowledge of the many state and federal laws that could impact your potential claim.

Our firm is available to take your call 24/7:(800) 762-8623

Who May Be Liable for a Construction Site Injury?

Construction site accident cases are often complicated because there are multiple other parties who may be liable, including:

  • Construction site or property owners
  • Machinery manufacturers
  • Equipment suppliers
  • Site supervisors
  • Contractors or subcontractors
  • Architects and engineers

These parties, and others, may be held liable for damages caused by an accident for reasons that include, but are not limited to:

  • Negligent hiring processes, including failing to verify a worker has appropriate experience and training
  • Inadequate job site supervision, including a failure to ensure workers adhere to OSHA and other industry safety standards
  • Defective machinery or other equipment
  • Failure to provide proper training for contractors and other workers
  • Failure to provide and enforce the use of industry safety gear, such as work gloves, reflective work vests, hard hats, and safety harnesses

Our Lansing building site injury attorneys are prepared to thoroughly investigate the accident that caused your injuries and determine all potentially liable parties.

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What is My Case Worth?

No two cases are the same, which is why we recommend that you hire an experienced Lansing construction accident attorney to assess the merit of your claim and determine any contributing factors.

There are many types of compensation that may be available to you following this type of injury, which we can discuss further in your free consultation. Generally speaking, if we find your claim has merit, you may be eligible to pursue one or more of the following legal actions:

Michigan’s Construction Industry Safety Regulations

In Michigan, there are certain industry safety regulations that building sites are required to follow.

Federal safety laws, as established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), requires the enforcement of industry-specific safety standards, including, but not limited to:

Additional state regulations are enforceable by the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA).

Guidelines for Workers’ Compensation Claims

If you are eligible for workers’ compensation after suffering a construction site injury, it is important to follow these guidelines to help avoid delays or denials for your claim:

Reporting the Accident

You should report the accident immediately according to your employer’s policy. If you leave the site before notifying your employer, it leaves room for him or her to argue that your injuries could have happened elsewhere.

Can You Choose Your Doctor?

For workers’ compensation claims in Michigan, you will likely have to obtain treatment from your employer’s preferred treating physician for the first 28 days following your accident. After that time, you are required to inform your employer if you would like to continue treatment under the care of your own physician.

Could My Employer Dispute My Injury?

Employers do sometimes dispute claims for workers’ compensation following an on-site injury. Common reasons for these disputes or outright denials may happen if you:

  • Failed to report the accident or file your workers’ comp claim within the deadline
  • Were working while under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the accident
  • Had a pre-existing injury
  • Were injured after engaging in horseplay or a fight with another co-worker
  • Were not on-duty when the accident occurred

Our knowledgeable lawyers can assess the reason for your workers’ compensation denial and determine whether you may have grounds for an appeal.

Contact one of our Lansing construction accident attorneys today: (800) 762-8623

Common Construction Site Accidents

There are many reasons that construction site accidents happen, especially in an industry where there are so many potential safety risks. Some of the most common causes include:

  • Being struck by falling debris or other objects
  • Scaffolding accidents
  • Electrocution
  • Getting caught in between equipment, objects or structures
  • Violation of industry safety practices
  • Accidents caused by a slip and fall
  • Forklift or other equipment accidents
  • Explosions and fires
  • Ladder accidents
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals
  • Lack of proper safety gear and other industry-required protection
  • Missing guardrails
  • Injuries caused by faulty or improperly used power tools

What to Do After a Construction Accident Injury?

There are a few steps you can take to try to preserve your claim for compensation:

Contact A Lansing Construction Accident Attorney Today

Our firm has been advocating for injured victims in Michigan for over 30 years and recovered more than $500 million on their behalf. At Jay Trucks and Associates, we have the experience, knowledge and resources to handle every step of your construction accident claim.

We are prepared to fully investigate your claim, gather supporting evidence and determine the potential liability of all involved parties. There is no risk to you since we take these cases on contingency. This means, no upfront costs to you and no payment for our services unless we achieve a successful recovery for you.

Schedule your FREE legal consultation today: (800) 762-8623

Construction workers face some of the most dangerous conditions in any industry, resulting in frequent accidents and often life-threatening on-the-job injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured while working at a construction site, we recommend that you seek legal representation as soon as possible.

I would like you to know that I was very happy with the choice that I made in retaining your company…. I was completely satisfied from start to end.
– D. Livings

The Grand Rapids construction accident lawyers at Jay Trucks & Associates understand the financial, physical and emotional hardships injury victims and their family members endure following a serious work injury. Our firm has decades of legal experience, recovering millions in compensation for our clients. This includes a $415,000 recovered for a worker who suffered a severe left knee injury in a construction accident, a $171,800 recovery for a carpenter that suffered a back injury and a $155,000 recovery for a cement finisher that suffered a shoulder injury.

Learn more about your rights during a free consultation. No risk or obligations involved. We offer our services on a contingency fee basis, so you do not pay us anything unless we are successful in recovering compensation for you.

Jay Trucks & Associates. Ph: (800) 762-8623.

Am I Eligible to File a Case?

It is in your best interest to consult with an experienced lawyer to discuss your construction site injury and the potential legal options available to you. Our legal team is well-versed in federal and state laws affecting these types of cases and are prepared to help determine if you are eligible to take legal action.

When you meet with us in a free consultation, we need to consider multiple to assess whether you may have a case, including:

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What is My Case Worth?

You may be eligible to pursue various forms of compensation for your construction site injury, if you have a valid case. There are several legal avenues an attorney from our firm may be able to help you with. The type of claim that may apply will depend on your particular situation, but could include:

Workers’ Compensation Claim

Most employees in the state of Michigan are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. This form of insurance helps to cover an injured worker’s reasonable and necessary medical bills and a portion of lost wages from being unable to work because of a partial or total disability. In a workers’ compensation claim, our attorneys only need to prove that your injuries are work-related; it is not necessary to establish negligence in this type of claim.

Personal Injury Claim

If your employer carries workers’ compensation insurance, you will be unable to sue him or her for damages in a work-related construction accident. However, if you are injured by a third party, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against that party, and our attorneys will then have to prove that your injuries were the result of negligence.

Negligence requires establishing that the third party owed you a duty of care to prevent you from harm, the third party breached this duty of care by failing to act as a reasonable person would have under similar circumstances, and that the breach of duty of care directly led to your injuries and caused you to suffer real damages. Damages could include medical bills, loss of income and even tangible losses, such as emotional distress or pain and suffering.

Wrongful Death Claim

When a worker is killed in a construction accident, the personal representative of the deceased worker’s estate may be able to file a wrongful death claim on his or her behalf against the party responsible. In these claims, surviving family members may be able to recover damages such as medical bills and funeral and burial expenses.

Liability for a Construction Accident

Determining liability can be difficult because more than one party could be held liable for injuries in a construction accident. These potential parties and their legal duties include:

Should you have a case, a Grand Rapids construction accident attorney from our firm is prepared to fully investigate what happened and assess whether multiple parties could be liable. We are committed to pursuing all potential sources of compensation for your injuries.

We are available 24/7 to take your call. (800) 762-8623.

About Construction Industry Safety Regulations

The construction industry is regulated by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) at the federal level and the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) at the state level.

The OSHA sets and enforces protective workplace safety and health standards. The agency also has certain safety requirements related to the leading dangers at construction sites, such as:

  • Falls
  • Electrical
  • Motor vehicle safety/highway work zones
  • Stairways and ladders
  • Scaffolding
  • Trenching and excavation

The MIOSHA administers and enforces workplace safety and health standards in all private and public sector workplaces. The agency offers a fall prevention initiative as well as an excavation and trenching initiative.

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How to Report an Workplace Injury

If you suffer an on-the-job injury, you should report it to your employer as soon as possible. Michigan requires workplace injuries to be reported to an employer within 90 days or your claim may be denied.

It is also important that you seek immediate medical attention to get the care you need and create a medical record that will link your injuries to the construction accident. Doing so can be beneficial in providing supportive evidence when filing a workers’ compensation or personal injury claim.

Work Injury – $284,000 Recovery
For a 57 year old male that suffered a crush injury to his left hand.

Although you can rely on a lawyer from our firm to guide you throughout the legal process, there are specific things you can do to protect your claim and build a strong case. This includes gathering photographic evidence of the accident scene, your visible injuries, machinery or equipment, hazards and any other conditions that may have caused or contributed to you suffering harm.

For any present witnesses, be sure to get their contact information and a statement of what they saw, if possible. Your attorney can contact them at a later date to verify details.

Keeping a journal of your pain and suffering and how your injuries have affected your life everyday could prove to be invaluable when trying to pursue compensation for your damages.

Can I Be Treated by My Regular Doctor?

Michigan workers’ compensation laws do allow you to see your regular doctor but there is a catch: your employer gets to choose your doctor for the first 28 days following the start of your medical care. The only exception to this is if your employer has private insurance instead.

Once those 28 days have passed, you can change doctors if you wish, but you must notify your employer of the doctor you have chosen.

What to Do if My Employer Disputes My Injury?

An employer may dispute a claim for many reasons. For instance, when filing a workers’ compensation claim, he or she may dispute whether you are eligible for benefits. They may allege one or more of the following:

An employee may even say that you had a pre-existing condition to try to disqualify your new injury. This is why you need a qualified Grand Rapids construction accident lawyer by your side every step of the process.

Contact our office at (800) 762-8623 or fill out our free online form.

Common Construction Site Accidents

Some common types of construction accidents include:

Contact a Grand Rapids Construction Accident Lawyer

If you have been hurt or a loved one has been killed in a construction-related accident, there are several legal options to consider. We recommend consulting a Grand Rapids construction accident lawyer at Jay Trucks & Associates to determine if you may be eligible for compensation.

Our legal team has helped many Michigan residents recover millions in compensation for their injuries. Our consultations are completely free of charge with no risk or obligation to take legal action. We only collect payment for our services if we help you recover compensation for your claim.

We look forward to helping. (800) 762-8623.

Construction is an industry with many workplace dangers. Considering the heavy machinery, demolition, lifting, and other hazardous conditions present at a construction site, the likelihood of a worker becoming injured is high. These injuries are often serious and debilitating and require extensive medical treatment.

… Everyone was always very kind and acted in a timely fashion with all duties. Thank you…
– M. Miller

At Jay Trucks & Associates, our Flint construction accident attorneys know the challenges injured workers and their families face after these accidents. We have represented many Michigan residents over the years and recovered more than $500 million in compensation, including a $225,000 recovery for a construction worker that sustained a head injury and a $175,000 recovery for a construction worker that suffered a lower back injury.

Our initial consultation is free of charge to review your claim and discuss your legal options. If we represent you, we charge no upfront fees. We only get paid for our services if we help you obtain a recovery.

Contact our office at (800) 762-8623.

How Do I Know If I Can Take Legal Action?

If you believe the injuries you sustained in a construction accident could have been prevented, you may be able to take legal action. Our legal team needs to examine your situation to determine if you have a case. There are multiple factors that need to be accounted for, such as:

We are well-versed in these cases and how to conduct detailed investigations to help build a strong case.

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Who Can Be Liable in a Construction Accident?

Hazardous conditions, defective equipment, negligent coworkers, and other factors can result in serious injuries and fatalities on a construction site. That is why it may be difficult to determine who could be held liable for your injuries. Potential liable parties could include:

  • Construction site owners
  • General contractors
  • Prime contractors
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Manufacturers of equipment or machinery

More than one party could be responsible for the same accident because of negligent actions, such as:

A Flint construction accident lawyer from our firm is prepared to review the cause of the accident, who else is involved, and who was directly responsible for ensuring the safety of those on the site.

How Much is My Case Worth?

The value of a construction accident case will depend on the injuries you suffered, the medical treatments and surgeries you have undergone and will need to undergo in the future, and other factors.

We welcome the opportunity to assess the potential value of your case. There are several legal avenues for seeking compensation, including filing a:

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Who Regulates Construction Site Safety?

Both the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) and the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) regulate the construction site industry.

The OSHA operates under the U.S. Department of Labor to set and enforce workplace safety and health standards. Employees have certain rights protected under federal law. These include the right to:

MIOSHA operates under the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity and is responsible for enforcing safe and healthy working conditions within the state. This includes fall prevention initiatives.

Our Flint construction accident attorneys are ready to determine if any of these regulations apply to your situation.

Reporting an Injury at Work

If you have been injured on a construction site, it is important to notify your employer as soon as possible. Michigan law requires employees to report a work-related injury or illness to their employer within 90 days from the date of the accident. Failure to report within this deadline may result in your workers’ compensation claim being denied.

$180,000 Recovery – Work Injury
Obtained by our law firm for a factory worker that sustained a hand injury.

For injuries lasting more than one week, your employer must file an Employer’s Basic Report of Injury form with the Bureau of Workers’ Disability Compensation. Your claim will then be reviewed and investigated to either approve or deny you benefits.

Your workers’ compensation claim must be filed within two years of the injury. This applies whether you notify your employer and he or she files the accident report, or you decide to file a claim directly with the bureau.

Should your claim be denied, our lawyers are prepared to help you appeal to pursue benefits. We know how to gather the evidence necessary to build a strong case and represent your rights and best interests.

Our attorneys can also discuss filing a lawsuit against a third-party for additional compensation, if we determine a third-party may hold liability for your accident.

Type of Injuries That May Qualify for Compensation

Construction site injuries that may qualify for compensation may include:

Am I Allowed to Use My Own Doctor for Treatment?

This answer will depend on the terms of your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. If your employer has private insurance, you may be able to seek treatment for an injury from your own doctor. If not, your employer may require you to be examined by its designated doctor for the first 28 days of treatment.

Once 28 days have passed, you have the right to choose your own doctor. You must give your employer the name of your doctor. Failure to provide notice of your selected doctor could relieve your employer from the requirement to continue paying any reasonable and necessary medical bills.

Accidents That Commonly Occur on Construction Sites

There are multiple ways a worker can suffer an injury while on the job. Some accidents that commonly occur on construction sites include:

  • Falls from high heights
  • Falling objects or debris
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Machinery accidents
  • Electrocutions
  • Overexertion
  • Fires and explosions
  • Caught in-between accidents
  • Trench collapses
  • Chemical exposure
  • Scaffolding accidents

Speak with a Flint Construction Accident Lawyer

If you or someone you love has been injured in a construction accident, you need an experienced lawyer by your side who understands how to handle these types of cases.

Having recovered over $500,000,000 in compensation on behalf of our clients and representing many injury victims in Genesee County, Jay Trucks & Associates has decades of experience fighting for just compensation.

Reach out to us over the phone or online 24/7 to request a free consultation. There is no risk in calling us and no obligation to take legal action. You pay us nothing up front unless we help you obtain compensation.

No Upfront Fees. Ph: (800) 762-8623.

Workplace accidents can occur in any job but are more likely at construction sites where workers constantly do dangerous tasks, like operate heavy equipment, remove debris, load and unload building materials, or work on scaffolds. If you or a loved one were injured while working on a construction site, you need an experienced lawyer on your side.

The Clare construction accident lawyers at Jay Trucks & Associates have helped many injury victims, obtaining over $500 million in compensation on their behalf, including injured construction workers. This includes $415,000 for a construction worker who sustained a severe left knee injury and $225,000 for another worker who sustained a closed head injury in a construction-related accident.

Let us discuss your potential legal options in a free consultation. No risks or obligations involved. Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis, so we do not receive payment unless you obtain compensation.

Learn more about your legal options:  (800) 762-8623.

Do I Have a Viable Case for Compensation?

If you are unsure if you may have a case, we recommend reaching out to a legal professional to review your situation and determine whether you could be eligible to seek compensation for your injury and other damages.

Our legal team is well-versed in state and federal laws that affect these types of cases and how they may apply to your circumstances. When meeting with a Clare construction accident lawyer, he or she will consider certain factors to see if you may have a viable case, which may include:

Call Jay Trucks & Associates for your free case evaluation: (800) 762-8623.

Potential Liable Parties in A Construction Accident

Construction accident cases can be challenging because multiple parties could be liable for your injury, like:

Many parties involved in a construction project are required to carry liability insurance. This coverage could help cover your damages and is important to consider in any construction accident case.

Safety Regulation in the Construction Industry

Our lawyers are also prepared to review safety regulations to determine if violations contributed to your accident and resulting injuries.

On the federal level, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) establishes safety standards for work sites while on the state level, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) enforces occupational safety and health standards.

For instance, OSHA has various regulations on scaffolding, stairways, fall protection and ladders, including covering floor holes, keeping scaffolds at least 10 feet from electric power lines and following load limits when on ladders.

What is the Value of My Construction Accident Case?

The award amount you may be eligible to receive is dependent on your injuries, medical treatment and expected recovery date, among other factors.

Fortunately, injured construction workers may have several options when it comes to pursuing compensation:

Workers’ Compensation Claims

Michigan employers with three or more employees or at least one employee working a minimum of 35 hours per week are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. This coverage takes care of medical expenses and loss of wages due to a partial or total disability. In these claims, proving negligence is not required. You only need evidence your injury was work-related.

Personal Injury Claims

Receiving workers’ compensation typically means you do not have the right to sue an employer for an injury. However, if a third party was responsible for the construction accident that led to your injuries, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against him or her for additional compensation. Our lawyers are well-versed in these claims and are ready to help prove that a third party was negligent or intentionally caused harm.

Wrongful Death Claims

If a worker dies from injuries in a construction accident, the personal representative of the deceased person’s estate may be able to file a wrongful death claim on his or her behalf. Compensation for eligible family members could include reasonable hospital, medical, funeral and burial expenses, lost wages and income your loved one would have earned if still alive, and pain and suffering you have endured since the death.

Other options include filing a product liability claim if a defective product caused your construction accident injury, or a premises liability claim if the owner of the construction site failed to address known hazards on the property. In any of the above scenarios, a qualified Clare construction accident lawyer is prepared to help guide you throughout the legal process. Our consultations are free and there is no obligation to hire us.

Call: (800) 762-8623 or complete our free online form.

What to Do If Injured in a Construction Accident

After a construction accident, there are things you can do to protect yourself and help preserve your potential legal claim. These include:

What Happens if My Employer Disputes My Injury?

There are many reasons an employer may dispute the validity of your claim. For example, in a workers’ compensation claim, your employer may cite various reasons your claim was denied:

In a lawsuit, your employer may say you are suffering from a pre-existing injury that was not caused by your job. However, you may be able to obtain compensation for the aggravation of a pre-existing injury.

Can I Be Treated by My Usual Doctor?

This will depend on whether your employer carries workers’ compensation insurance. If your employer has another form of insurance, you may be able to obtain treatment for a work injury from your usual doctor.

Otherwise, you may be required by your employer to be treated by his or her preferred doctor for the first 28 days. This includes all reasonable and necessary medical care for injuries arising out of and in the course of employment. After 28 days, you may choose your own doctor once your employer has been informed.

Causes of Construction Site Accidents

There are many ways a worker can be injured in a construction accident. According to the OSHA, the four most common reasons for construction-related fatalities include:

Other common causes of construction accidents include:

  • Trench collapses
  • Falling debris or equipment
  • Slip and falls on uneven surfaces
  • Fires and explosions
  • Overexertion
  • Vehicle accidents
  • Toxic or hazardous spills and leaks
  • Machinery malfunctions

Construction workers can suffer traumatic brain injuries, burn injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken limbs, and other catastrophic injuries resulting in temporary or permanent disabilities.

Contact a Clare Construction Accident Lawyer Today

Being injured in a construction accident can take a financial, physical and emotional toll on victims and their loved ones. Getting in touch with a licensed lawyer is an important step, as he or she may be able to recover compensation. At Jay Trucks and Associates, we have obtained millions in compensation for our clients.

We welcome the opportunity to review your situation in a free legal consultation. There are no upfront fees for our services unless we are successful in obtaining compensation through a settlement or verdict.

Contact our offices anytime at (800) 762-8623.

Construction is considered one of the most dangerous occupations to work in because when accidents happen, the injuries sustained can be life-threatening. If you or a family member has been injured in a construction-related accident, we recommend that you seek legal representation as soon as possible.

At Jay Trucks & Associates, we are aware of the challenges injury victims and their families often face following a serious injury. Our firm has over 30 years of experience recovering millions in compensation for Michigan residents. This includes a $415,000 recovery for a construction worker who suffered a severe knee injury and a $225,000 recovery for a construction worker who sustained a closed head injury.

Learn more about how we may be able to help in a free consultation. There is no risk or obligation to pursue a claim. We offer our services on contingency, so there are no upfront charges unless we obtain compensation for you.

We are available 24/7. (800) 762-8623.

Am I Eligible to File a Case?

We strongly encourage you to consult with an experienced lawyer to discuss your construction accident and potential legal options. Our Traverse City construction accident lawyers have in-depth knowledge of the laws affecting these cases and are prepared to assess whether you may be eligible to take legal action.

When you meet with our legal team, several things may be taken in consideration:

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What is My Construction Accident Case Worth?

This will depend on a number of factors unique to your situation, such as the extent of your injuries, medical treatment required, or will continue to require in the future, and your anticipated recovery time.

You may be able to pursue compensation through one of the following legal avenues:

Workers’ Compensation Claim

Michigan employers are required to have workers’ compensation insurance if they have more than three employees or one employee working at least 35 hours per week. Workers’ compensation pays for medical expenses and a portion of lost wages to employees who sustain a partial or total disability. In a workers’ compensation claim, our lawyers do not need to prove negligence, only that you suffered a work injury.

Personal Injury Claim

If your employer carries workers’ compensation insurance, you cannot sue him or her for any damages sustained in a workplace accident. However, if you are injured by a third party, you may have grounds to file a personal injury claim. In these claims, our lawyers need to prove that your injuries were due to negligence.

The third party must have owed you a duty of care to prevent harm, breached this duty by failing to act as a reasonable person would have in a similar situation, which resulted in your injuries and other damages.

Wrongful Death Claim

When a worker dies in a construction accident, the personal representative of the deceased person’s estate may be able to file a wrongful death claim on his or her behalf. Certain surviving family members could be compensated for medical expenses their loved one incurred, funeral and burial costs, and pain and suffering.

How Can a Lawyer Help Me?

Hiring a lawyer after suffering a construction accident injury can be an important part of the recovery process. Generally, victims who hire legal help obtain more compensation than those who do not.

Should you have a case, we are prepared to conduct a thorough investigation into what happened and collect supportive evidence to build a strong case for compensation. This could include accident reports, medical records, photographic evidence of the scene and your injuries, witness statements and expert testimony.

Our lawyers are also prepared to manage every step of the legal process for you, including filing legal documents, communicating with the insurance companies, negotiating for fair compensation, appealing a denied claim, or going to trial, if necessary. We work hard to pursue maximum compensation for our clients.

Contact Jay Trucks & Associates to discuss potential legal options. (800) 762-8623.

Deadlines for Pursuing Compensation

There are different standard deadlines for a construction accident claim. A workers’ compensation claim must generally be filed within two years from the date of the injury. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims is usually three years from the date of the accident. The deadline for a wrongful death claim is also three years from the date of the deceased person’s death.

There could be exceptions to these deadlines, depending on your particular circumstances. Sometimes claims must be filed before or after these deadlines. Failure to file will likely result in a court dismissal, which is why it is important that you reach out to a Traverse City construction site injury lawyer for help with your claim.

Liability for a Construction Accident

Multiple parties could potentially be held liable for a construction accident injury. These parties include:

Who Regulates Construction Site Safety?

The construction industry is regulated at the federal level by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which is under the U.S. Department of Labor. The OSHA helped establish safety and health standards for the construction industry and outlines the leading hazards at constructions sites:

  • Falls from heights
  • Stairways and ladders
  • Scaffolding
  • Electrical
  • Trenching and excavation
  • Motor vehicle safety/highway work zones

Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) regulates the construction industry at the state level, which is under the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity. MIOSHA initiatives include setting and enforcing occupational safety and health standards, providing extensive training and education on staying safe and healthy, and developing innovative programs to prevent workplace hazards.

Other common construction accidents include:

  • Falling objects
  • Machinery accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Electrocutions
  • Overexertion
  • Caught in-between objects

A qualified Traverse City construction site accident lawyer from our firm is ready to evaluate your situation and discuss your potential legal options during a free consultation. There is no risk in calling us.

Gives us a call at (800) 762-8623 or complete our free online form.

Reporting an Injury at Work

If you have suffered a work-related injury, we recommend reporting it to your employer as soon as possible. Michigan requires workplace injuries to be reported to employers within 90 days. If you miss the deadline, your claim may be denied.

Your employer is also responsible for filing a basic injury form with the Bureau of Workers’ Disability Compensation. Should he or she dispute your injuries, you can file a claim directly with the bureau.

It is important that you seek immediate medical attention. A doctor can assess your injuries, provide a treatment plan, and be able to link your injuries to the accident. Having medical records makes it harder for an employer or workers’ compensation insurer to argue that your injuries are pre-existing or occurred outside of the workplace.

If possible, take pictures of the accident scene, any visible injuries, property damage, hazardous conditions at the site, and anything deemed relevant. Obtain statements and contact information from witnesses present at the time of your accident and keep a consistent injury journal of your daily pain and suffering.

Am I Allowed To Use My Doctor For Treatment?

This is dependent on whether your employer has workers’ compensation insurance or private insurance. Workers can generally see their own doctor for treatment in a private insurance situation but for workers’ compensation, your employer may require you to see his or her preferred doctor.

In Michigan, this means you must see the workers’ compensator doctor for the first 28 days of treatment. Afterward, you may be able to see your own doctor once your employer and its insurer have been notified of the change.

Do not miss out on the compensation you need. Contact our Traverse City construction injury lawyers today.

What to Do if My Employer Disputes My Injury?

Certain allegations an employer can make when disputing an injury at work could include:

If this happens, you have certain legal rights. Our legal team is prepared to help appeal a denied claim on your behalf. We will not stop until we pursue maximum compensation for the injuries and damages suffered.

Call Our Traverse City Construction Accident Lawyers

If you or a loved one has been injured at a construction site, we encourage you to reach out to our Traverse City construction accident lawyers at Jay Trucks & Associates to determine if you may pursue compensation.

We have achieved over $500 million in compensation for our clients across Michigan state. Gives us a call anytime, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our consultations are free and there are no upfront fees for our legal services. Our firm only obtains payment if we successfully help you obtain a recovery.

Call (800) 762-8623. We look forward to helping you.