As a safe, responsible construction worker in Missouri, you understand the dangers of your work site. You take the proper precautions, wear the right safety equipment and never take unnecessary risks that violate site safety protocols.Unfortunately, you can still end up suffering a significant injury while on the job, even though you did everything right. At The SE Farris Law Firm, our personal injury lawyers will help you, either by navigating Missouri workers’ compensation system with you or pursuing a civil law claim on your behalf.
Even though construction sites are, by their very nature, dangerous places to work, that doesn’t clear your supervisors from their responsibility to keep employees safe. And it doesn’t mean you lose your right to justice should you get hurt.
If you’ve been hurt in a construction accident and want to speak to a personal injury lawyer about your options, please call The S.E. Farris Law Firm at (314) 252-9937 or toll free at (866) 955-5297 for a free consultation.
There are a number of ways for even safety-conscious workers to suffer serious injuries on construction sites. Our workers’ comp lawyers have seen these accidents, and we understand how to handle the legal consequences of them.
Your Legal Options
Construction accident litigation in Missouri is usually quite complicated, as there are a number of different parties who can be responsible for your accident. That’s why choosing the experienced, proven construction accident lawyers at The S.E. Farris Law Firm is so important.
Your options after your construction accident will largely be determined by factors beyond your control:
- Most worksite accidents and injuries must be handled through the workers’ compensation system. Work comp pays certain benefits, but does not allow damages for pain, stress and other non-economic losses.
- If your jobsite injury was due to the neglect of another party- a subcontractor or equipment maker for example- you have rights outside of workers’ compensation. Some injuries caused by a coworker fall into this category.
Our accident attorneys in St. Louis MO understand the relevant laws. If the proper course of action for you is a workers’ compensation claim, we’ll help you understand and navigate the system. If a personal injury civil claim is appropriate, you can trust in our 20 plus years of experience with difficult construction accident cases. We will fight for your rights!
If you suffered an injury on a construction site and find yourself in need of a proven personal injury lawyer or workers’ compensation attorney, please contact The S.E. Farris Law Firm today for a FREE consultation.
Common construction site accidents include:
- Scaffolding falls
- Electric shocks
- Muscle strains from lifting or repetitive motion
- Chemical spills
- Crane accidents
- Falling materials, such as rock or brick
These accidents obviously present significant danger to on-site workers. Many of our clients suffered serious brain injuries as a result of their construction accidents.