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Richmond Construction Accident Lawyers

Construction is one of the most dangerous industries to work in, but that doesn’t mean accidents have to happen. When property owners, developers and contractors take the appropriate precautions, worksites can be made reasonably safe, and workers who pay attention to safety can go home at the end of the day unharmed. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a construction accident in Henrico, Hanover or Chesterfield County, the experienced personal injury attorneys at Latham & Martin can help you determine whether another party is responsible for the accident and liable to you for the injuries you’ve suffered. Contact our dedicated Richmond construction accident lawyers today for a free consultation to discuss your claim.

Understanding Construction Accidents and Liability

Construction accidents can happen in many different ways. Some of the most common and most serious or deadly accidents involve the following:

  • Falls From Heights: Ladders, scaffolding, and other elevated work surfaces can be sources of danger.
  • Equipment Malfunctions: Faulty or improperly maintained machinery can cause serious harm.
  • Struck-by Accidents: Unsecured equipment can cause workers to get hit by falling, swinging, flying or rolling objects, with devastating results.
  • Electrocution: Workers can suffer electrical burns or even fatal electrical shocks due to exposed wiring, ungrounded tools, energized surfaces, contact with underground and overhead electrical lines, and failure to follow lockout/tagout procedures as required by Virginia and federal law and safe practices.
  • Trench Collapses: Unprotected or poorly protected trenches can collapse, trapping workers inside. All trenches and excavations must be well-ventilated, properly shored and supported, secured, and left open only as long as necessary to complete the applicable job.

Legal Protections for Construction Workers in Virginia

In Virginia, workers who are injured on the job have certain rights and legal protections, including:

  • Workers’ Compensation: Most employers in Virginia are required to have workers’ compensation insurance, providing benefits for medical expenses and lost wages.
  • Third-Party Claims: If someone other than your employer was responsible for the accident, you may be able to pursue a claim against that third party. Examples include vehicle accidents on the job, product defect injuries, and injuries while working on a third party’s dangerous premises.

How Latham & Martin Can Help

At Latham & Martin, our personal injury attorneys are well-versed in handling construction accident claims, including determining how the accident happened, identifying who is responsible, and building a strong case that proves liability for the damage caused. Our approach to these complex cases includes:

Investigation and Analysis

We will thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding your accident, gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and working with experts to build a strong case.

Negotiating with Insurance Companies

Dealing with insurance companies can be a daunting task. We will negotiate on your behalf, working tirelessly to secure the compensation you deserve.

Litigation Support

If a fair settlement cannot be reached, we are prepared to take your case to court. Our experienced trial lawyers will fight for your rights, ensuring that you receive the justice you deserve. We have a successful record of obtaining strong results for clients in and out of court.

Contact Latham & Martin Today

If you or a loved one has been hurt in a construction accident in Henrico, Hanover or Chesterfield County, reach out to the skilled and dedicated Richmond personal injury lawyers at Latham & Martin. Our firm is committed to providing personalized attention to every client as we work to achieve a successful resolution that compensates you for the harm you’ve suffered. Call us at 804-821-0090 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation. There’s no fee unless and until we recover compensation for you.

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