Pascagoula Construction Accident Lawyers Represent Injured Workers
Trusted Mississippi lawyers help construction workers pursue damages
Construction workers are at a greater risk of injury and death than people employed in most other industries. A construction accident can result from a single misstep or a series of unsafe behaviors, and poor oversight, unclear safety procedures and insufficient training often contribute to the dangers. When Mississippi construction accidents cause serious injuries to workers and to others in the vicinity, the experienced attorneys at Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & McCormick in Pascagoula help the victims seek compensation. Our firm works to demonstrate negligence by contractors, supervisors and other parties who may share in the liability for a victim’s injuries.
Skilled firm establishes liability for common causes of construction accidents
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), about 34 percent of construction worker deaths in 2018 were caused by falls from heights, while approximately 11 percent of fatalities occurred when a worker was struck by a falling object.
Other common causes of injuries on construction sites are:
- Scaffold collapses
- Trench wall collapses
- Crane accidents
- Forklift accidents
- Construction vehicle accidents
- Excavation cave-ins
- Defective power tools
- Mechanical accidents
Any of these incidents can inflict a wide range of harm, including injuries to the head, brain, spinal cord, neck and back. Broken bones and severe lacerations are also common. Some injuries take weeks or months to recover from, while others are long-term and require substantial therapy.
Our attorneys help construction accident victims pursue the compensation needed to cover their hospital and medical care, therapeutic treatment, lost income and other costs, as well as their pain and suffering. Our client-focused commitment means that when you hire us, we make it a priority to understand your particular circumstances so that we can achieve a fair and adequate recovery, whether through a settlement or a verdict at trial.
Caring attorneys help clients understand workers’ comp vs. civil lawsuits
If you were injured while working on a construction site, your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance will cover a portion of your lost income along with the costs of your necessary medical care and rehabilitation. But workers’ compensation does not cover pain and suffering or other noneconomic damages, such as loss in quality of life. Since workers’ comp is your only remedy against your employer, you may need to file an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit against a third party who contributed to causing the accident. This typically is a contractor or subcontractor working on the site or a manufacturer or servicer of machinery involved in the accident. We analyze each case to determine who may be a potentially responsible party and take actions necessary to assess their share of the fault.
Dedicated lawyers handle complex third-party construction accident lawsuits
At any given time, multiple individuals and companies may be involved in operations at a construction site. With the exception of your direct employer, any party whose negligence contributed to your accident may be named as a defendant in a personal injury lawsuit. Third parties who may share in liability include:
- Construction site owners
- Prime contractors
- General contractors
Pinpointing who is at fault for an accident and in what degree requires thorough investigation and analysis. Our law firm performs in-depth research and consults with experts to determine what safety standards may have been violated and whether personnel otherwise failed to exercise reasonable care. We also represent pedestrians and bystanders injured in such accidents.
Contact accomplished Mississippi construction accident litigators to schedule a consultation
The dedicated personal injury lawyers at Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & McCormick in Pascagoula advocate on behalf of individuals hurt in Mississippi construction accidents. To schedule a consultation with one of our dedicated attorneys, call 866-461-1591 or contact us online.