Cleveland Construction Accident Attorneys
Ohio Worksite Injury Lawyers Help You Get Compensation
When you look at the beautiful Cleveland skyline, it’s an impressive reminder of the important work performed every day by people in the building trades. Construction workers built this city, and they keep it going strong by creating new structures and providing essential repairs.
Construction sites are notoriously dangerous workplaces. In fact, one out of five workers killed on the job in the United States is a construction worker. Every ladder, walkway, platform, or rail has the potential to turn into an accident.
The Cleveland construction site injury lawyers at George Mineff, Jr. Attorney at Law work hard to help injured construction workers and their families hold negligent employers accountable.
If you were injured at a jobsite, call 216-621-3930 today or contact us online.
Common Hazards for Cleveland Construction Workers
Nearly every item, tool, or machine on a construction site is capable of causing injury. Workers routinely experience injuries due to falling objects, crushing, and exposure to dangerous materials.
Our Cleveland workers’ compensation attorneys help injured workers and their families get justice regardless of the cause of your accident.
Frequent construction site accidents that cause worker injuries and fatalities:
- Vehicle crashes
- Fires and explosions
- Collapsing structures
- Shock and electrocution
- Stuck by falling objects
- Machinery malfunction and “caught in-between” incidents
- Exposure to toxic or hazardous chemicals
How Compensation Works in Construction Injury Cases
Those who have been hurt on Ohio worksites will have different legal rights and remedies based on the cause of your injuries. Depending on who is responsible for the actions or conditions that caused your injuries, our attorneys will either help you file a workers’ compensation claim or bring a third-party claim against a negligent party.
Be sure to inform your employer immediately if you have been injured on the job and seek medical attention right away. You have one year to file a notice of inquiry with the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) after an injury. You can file online or by phone, mail, or fax.
The statute of limitation for an occupational disease is two years from whichever of the following dates is most recent: the date when you were first diagnosed with the disease, the date when you first received medical treatment for the disease, or the date when you stopped working due to the disease.
Workers’ Compensation in Ohio Construction Worker Accident Claims
Workers’ compensation is the standard way for injured workers to get their medical bills and other costs paid. Although it applies slightly differently in each state, it generally works by covering medical bills and partial wages for the duration of the time that you are injured.
Workers’ comp is available to those who have been injured on the job and is generally the only way workers can bring a claim against their employers for injuries. This is a no-fault system, meaning that a worker can recover whether their employer was negligent or not.
There may be limits on which doctors you can visit, how much you can recover per week, and the duration of payments. Our Cleveland workman’s comp lawyers fight to get justice for injured construction workers and help make sure you receive the benefits you are entitled to under Ohio law.
Third-Party Claims for Injured Construction Workers
While the law prohibits workers from suing their own employer, it does not prevent lawsuits against other parties on a construction site. Our lawyers will work with you to bring a negligence claim and hold the person or company responsible for your injury liable for their negligence.
Compensation may be available to cover your medical bills, pain and suffering, time missed from work, reduced earning capacity, and other expenses caused by your injuries.
Workers are frequently able to file successful claims against the following:
- Third-party contractors
- Property owners
- Manufacturers of defective equipment
Wrongful Death Claims for Families of Construction Workers
When a construction accident is fatal, our lawyers help families get justice. If the accident was the fault of your loved one’s employer or an accident with no one at fault, you may be entitled to benefits under workers’ compensation laws. The statute of limitations is two years.
If another contractor or entity was responsible for your relative’s death, we will assist your family in bringing a wrongful death lawsuit and seeking compensation.
Contact Our Cleveland Construction Site Injury Attorneys
At George Mineff, Jr. Attorney at Law, we provide aggressive and skilled representation to injured construction workers. If you or a loved one has sustained injuries on a construction site, our Cleveland construction accident attorneys can help.