The construction zone is no less than a battleground as the perils of construction work lead to physical disability or premature death of the employees. In the private industry, there have been 2.9 million nonfatal accidents observed for past 13 years. However, through the application of the legal framework, the rate of injuries and illnesses are decreasing over the course of time. In case of receiving compensation for injury in the construction ground, one requires an attorney for getting justice in a construction accident.
Types of Construction Accidents
The construction accident can vary on a large scale and it might be tripping over a toolbox. And the degree of accident can extend to spinal injury from falling off a crane or scaffold. There are a few of the accident cases mentioned that are generally observed in the construction site,
- Safety code breach
- Tunnel injuries
- Wrongful death
- Lifting accident
- Trips and falls
- Large equipment accident
- Welding accident
Approximately 13 construction workers lose their lives due to the harmful working condition.
Whether it is an economic damage or punitive damage, the attorney for construction accidents can take care of accident lawsuits with a high level of proficiency and meticulous research.
What are the Economic Damages?
Direct harm is the main aspect of this type of accident lawsuit. The plaintiff needs to pay the expense from his/her pocket but the people who can ask to pay for the damage are not the construction workers. The damage can be demanded by the construction worker’s son, daughter, spouse or even an insurance company.
Following are the economic damages generally seen in the accident case,
- Psychological care or therapist
- Property damage
- Rehabilitation center
- Ambulance charges
- Medical devices and prescribed measures
- ER expenses
However, the non-economic damage differs from that of economic damage as it compensates for scarring, inability to work further or long-term pain.