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Not many industries are as dangerous as construction. Construction workers routinely handle power tools, heavy machinery, complicated equipment, electrical components, and hazardous chemicals – often from great heights or in dangerous settings. Many things can go wrong on a construction site leading to serious or deadly worker injury. In these situations, workers’ compensation may not be your only option in Nevada. You may have grounds for a lawsuit. The personal injury lawyers in Las Vegas at Claggett & Sykes Law Firm can help you learn whether your claim has merit.
Not all worker injuries on a construction site are grounds for a lawsuit. However, a large percentage of construction site injuries and wrongful deaths do trace back to someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or intent to harm. In these cases, the injured worker or surviving family members may have a civil claim against the individual or company. Here are three common defendants in these types of cases:
Before you settle for a workers’ compensation claim, consider whether negligence played a role in your construction accident. An unsafe property condition, defective product, careless employer, or other factor may have contributed to the incident. If this is the case, you could recover more money in a lawsuit than a workers’ comp claim – or you could qualify for both. A conversation with an attorney could make all the difference to your future.
The best thing you can do for yourself after a construction accident is to speak with an attorney. Our Las Vegas law firm has helped dozens of workers pursue fair financial recovery after devastating incidents in the workplace. When it comes to construction-related harms, we know what to do. We can give you sound legal advice about which route to take for the greatest award, how to report to your employer, and how to negotiate with insurance companies. Let our team help you during this trying time, and start you on the road to recovery. Contact us today.