Aggressively Fighting for the Rights of Injured Construction Workers
When construction workers head to work each day, they know they are putting their physical well-being and possibly their lives on the line. This is because the construction industry is inherently risky, and is one of the most dangerous industries. In fact, in recent years in New Mexico, only the oil and gas industry had more reported fatalities than construction. Despite the dangers, construction work is a necessity in our society, so people still put on their hardhats and put themselves at risk on a daily basis.
When a construction accident occurs - which is often - workers can be left with serious and lasting injuries, as well as extensive financial losses. When a construction accident affects your life, the David C. Chavez Law Firm is here to help. We know the law, and we fight for the compensation you're entitled to. Contact the office for a free case evaluation today.
Tragic Injuries on Construction Sites
Many types of accidents happen with regularity on construction sites. These are unstable environments with many people performing many different dangerous tasks at once, so it's no surprise that people often get injured. Some common accidents include:
Falls from scaffolding, roofs, or ladders
Getting hit by falling tools or objects
Accidents involving heavy machinery or power tools
Motor vehicle accidents, especially in road work zones
Getting caught in between large materials
Accidents related to explosions or blasting
Even if a construction crew takes all necessary safety precautions, the above accidents can still happen and result in tragic injuries. Many construction accidents injuries are catastrophic, meaning they affect the brain or spine, or they cause permanent impairments. Some common injuries include:
Spinal cord injuries, resulting in paralysis
Traumatic brain injury, which can lead to coma and permanent cognitive and/or physical disabilities
Electrical injuries, including cardiac damage and burns
Often, the more serious the injury, the more complicated it can be to assert your rights. Attorney David Chavez knows how to represent the rights of injured accident victims with severe and life-altering injuries, so please don't wait to call for more information.
Obtaining Compensation after a Construction Accident
After an accident, construction workers in New Mexico are often entitled to workers' compensation benefits. Getting the benefits you deserve can be more challenging than you may expect, and you shouldn't hesitate to seek legal assistance.
Moreover, workers' compensation benefits are often inadequate to cover all of the losses that stem from serious injuries. It's critical to have an attorney who can identify whether third parties were negligent in causing your accident. Our construction accident attorney can then file the necessary insurance claims and/or personal injury lawsuits to get you the full compensation you deserve after a construction accident.
Learn about Your Rights from an Experienced Los Lunas Construction Accident Lawyer
After a construction accident, it can be difficult to know who might be liable for your losses. David C. Chavez Law Firm is ready to assist injured construction accident victims and to help get the maximum financial recovery possible in each case. Please call 505-865-9696 or contact us online for a free case evaluation right away.