Each year thousands of workers are injured or killed in construction site accidents. Our experienced construction accident attorneys at Buckley & Associates are dedicated to helping the victims of construction accidents receive the compensation they deserve for their injuries. Call us today at (206) 622-1100 to speak with one of our multi-lingual staff members about resolving your legal case.
Workers' Compensation or Civil Action?
In general an injured worker is not allowed to sue his or her employer for injuries that arise from work-related activities. Those injuries are covered under Workers' Compensation.
However, if a third party's negligence caused your injuries on the job site, you may be able to hold that party liable for your injuries. This is often important because Workers' Compensation benefits do not provide for the pain and suffering that a worker will endure as a result of the accident. You may be able to hold third parties responsible, including:
- Manufacturers of equipment
- General contractor
Contractors are required to provide a reasonably safe worksite with careful employees and adequate supervision and compliance with safety standards.
Manufacturers of the equipment involved in the accident may be held liable for defective products that were not properly designed, tested, or maintained. Defective or dangerous products can includemany different kinds of construction equipment used on the jobsite, such as :
- Power tools
- Back hoes
Our Washington Construction Accident Lawyers Can Help
Are you or a loved one suffering serious injuries that occurred because of an accident at a job site? Our attorneys are committed to protecting your legal rights to compensation. With our extensive knowledge and experience, we can evaluate and investigate your claim and work to resolve it for your benefit.
Please contact Buckley & Associates for your free consultation. We welcome clients throughout the state of Washington, including the Seattle and Tacoma areas.