The amount of a settlement for a construction accident injury claim will vary depending on the unique facts of your case. Several elements go into the calculation of damages, including the extent of your injuries and who is liable for the accident.
Construction Accident Scenarios
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics noted that more than 1,000 workplace fatalities in the field of construction in 2017, but other individuals can sustain injuries because of mishaps at construction sites. For example:
- Passengers in cars can get injured in crashes at road construction projects. When a driver does not notice that the traffic has slowed or stopped, there can be a multi-vehicle pileup.
- A bystander can get hurt without entering the construction site. Walking down the sidewalk near a project can result in harm when there is an explosion, collapse, or something falls.
- Someone performing an inspection or delivering food or supplies to the site could suffer harm.
- A construction worker can get hurt due to the negligence of a third party (not the employer) or because of the intentional act of a co-worker.
In these situations, the injured person might be able to go after compensation for his losses. The settlement for construction accident injuries, however, will depend on the facts of your claim.
Damages in Construction Accidents
Every case is unique, so we cannot say how much you might get in settlement for a construction accident case. Some of the damages, though, we have won for our clients in these cases include:
- Lost wages. If you cannot work for a while because of the accident and your injuries, you might have a claim for lost income. You can pursue compensation for the paychecks you missed, including wages, salary, self-employment, and other forms of income.
- Diminished earning capacity. After a significant injury, you might not be able to work the same hours or the same type of job you did before getting hurt. If your injuries prevent you from making as much money as before, you might qualify for damages.
- Medical expenses. This category covers the reasonable cost of medical treatment you needed for your injuries, like the ambulance, hospital, emergency room, surgery, doctors, lab tests, imaging studies, prescription drugs, and physical therapy.
- Intangible losses. Some types of harm are hard to measure in dollars because they do not always have invoices or bills. Nonetheless, these losses are meaningful. You might be able to pursue money damages for the physical discomfort and emotional distress you experienced. Other intangible losses include disfigurement, loss of the enjoyment of life, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
We will be able to determine the settlement value of your case after we talk with you and investigate your situation.
The Montero Law Center is rooted in the old-fashioned values of faith, family, and hard work, so we devote our practice to helping people who suffer harm at the hands of others. Your initial consultation is free, and you will not have to pay us upfront legal fees. Our compensation will come out of the settlement proceeds or damages award; we do not get paid until you win.
Call us today at (954) 767-6500 to get started.