Construction Accidents

Construction accidents can be especially difficult because often they often happen at a work site. Each year, thousands of construction workers are injured and killed in construction related accidents. Whether injured by a defective piece of equipment, bulldozer, falling ladders or other equipment, construction workers are constantly exposed to dangerous work environments. As a result construction workers suffer serious injuries, permanent disabilities, and a lifetime of medical bills. The Kansas City construction accident attorneys from the Krause and Kinsman Law Firm represent injured construction workers and know what it takes to bring these cases to a successful conclusion. If you have been injured at a construction site contact us to and we can evaluate your claim and help you get the help you need and deserve. The Krause and Kinsman Law Firm handles construction accidents on a contingency fee basis, which means that you pay do not pay anything unless we win your case on your behalf. For a free case evaluation, contact the Krause and Kinsman Law Firm today.

Types of Construction Accidents

  • Chemical spills
  • Collapses of walls, columns or roofs
  • Crane accidents
  • Ear Damage
  • Electrocution
  • Explosions
  • Failure to guard machinery
  • Falling from Ladders
  • Falling through holes
  • Inadequate Supervision
  • Machine Failures
  • Respiratory protection on construction sites
  • Scaffolding Collapses

Construction companies and contractors by law must carry workers’ compensation insurance, no matter how big or small the company. Workers’ compensation covers medical care and lost wages, but the payments are limited and do not assign fault. We seek damages way beyond those covered by Worker’s Compensation, as the law allows, ensuring that your current and future needs are fully met. The employer owes a safe work environment for its workers, and is obligate to take reasonable measures to ensure safety.

What Compensation Can I Receive For My Construction Site Injury Claim?

Total compensation for all losses resulting from construction site injury is the goal we set for every single one of our clients. If you have suffered from injuries at work, you may be entitled to compensation for the following:

  • Medical costs
  • Cost of prescription medication
  • Future medical costs
  • Future rehabilitation costs
  • Lost wages for time off work
  • Future loss of wages – or reduction of wages
  • Emotional distress including post traumatic stress disorder
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive damage – where possible

What steps should I take if a construction accident occurs?

When a construction accident occurs there are several steps you will want to take in order to receive proper compensation:

  • Get medical attention as soon as possible
  • Let a supervisor, human resources or any superior know about your injuries
  • If witnesses were present get their names and phone numbers that way they can later be deposed
  • Photograph and/or video tape the terrain, environment where the accident occurred
  • Contact the Krause and Kinsman Law firm for a free case evaluation

Who may be liable for a construction accident?

Even if you were partially at fault you may still be able to recover. The percentage of your fault will be deducted from your overall recovery. Other people that may be at fault include:

  • Site owner
  • Supervisor
  • Independent Contractor
  • Equipment manufacturer

Construction accidents can be rather complex because you are many times dealing with an employer. If you or a loved one have been seriously hurt in a worksite accident, contact the Kansas City construction accident attorneys from the Krause and Kinsman Law Firm to help you assess you claim.