Protecting Your Rights After Serious Construction Site Accidents
Brain injuries, spinal cord injury or even death can occur on construction sites that are unsafe. Malfunctioning equipment, tools dropped from above and lack of fall protection are a few of the many ways construction workers can be injured. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your construction site accident, our attorneys can help you receive fair compensation.
The Law Offices of Simon H. Forgette has more than 25 years of experience representing survivors of serious accident injuries, as well as handling wrongful death cases. We are knowledgeable and experienced in handling construction site injuries and the complex insurance coverage issues that often arise in construction site cases.
Insurance Coverages and Layers
If you are injured in a construction site accident, you may be entitled to compensation through a personal injury claim. In the state of Washington, workers generally cannot make personal injury claims against their employer beyond seeking Worker’s Compensation benefits. However, your injury may have been caused or contributed to by another contractor or subcontractor on the job site. Bodily injury insurance coverage for one contractor may be provided by another contractor as part of their business agreement for the construction involved. For example, a General Contractor has an overall responsibility for job site safety and is often added as an Additional Insured on the bodily injury insurance policies of subcontractors.
Our lawyers understand the complex insurance and legal issues that arise in construction site accident cases. We carefully investigate the facts of your case and search for all potential insurance coverages that may be available to compensate you for your serious injury.
Our lawyers personally investigate accident scenes. We search out witnesses to get the facts. We consult with your doctors to obtain their opinions regarding the severity and long term effects of your injuries. We also consult other experts such as life care planners, who can outline your future care needs and their costs over your lifetime, and vocational rehabilitation specialists who evaluate how your injuries affect your ability to work.
Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries; Wrongful Death
With more than 25 years of experience handling brain and spinal cord injury cases our attorneys understand how your injuries can affect your future. Serious injuries can impair your ability to function and to perform your current job. When negligence results in catastrophic injury or death of a loved one, we will pursue the case with sensitivity and compassion.
Our goal is to establish legal responsibility for negligently inflicted injuries and help you to obtain just compensation for all damages you have suffered. These damages may include pain, suffering, disability, past and future medical bills and lost wages. We have extensive experience working with insurance companies and obtaining fair compensation for our clients’ damages. When a settlement offer is not in your best interest, we will prepare and present a comprehensive and straightforward case on your behalf for a judge and jury.
For a free consultation to discuss your personal injury case with an experienced trial lawyer, please call us at (425) 822-7778 or send us an e-mail. Our attorneys are available to meet with you at one of our offices in Seattle or Kirkland or at a location that is convenient for you.