Southern Minnesota Construction Accident Lawyers

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Construction Injury Attorneys Rochester, Minnesota

In many industries, injuries and fatality rates have declined significantly since the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was established. However, this is less the case in construction; on-the-job severe accidents and injuries are still common.

Because construction workers are exposed to various hazards, they face a greater risk of work-related injury or fatality than any other U.S. industry. Although construction jobs pay some of the highest wages, they are also amongst the most dangerous. The work environment for construction workers is inherent to accidents, regardless of how careful and how many precautions are taken.

Construction sites pose many risks, and accidents happen. Frequently, many of these accidents are a direct result of employer negligence and are preventable; employers, contractors, and others are liable for all their workers’ safety in all types of work environments.

Construction site work is physically demanding; a severe injury can devastate a construction worker’s family. As an injured worker you may be restricted from working entirely or put on a light-duty job – if even available.

A total of 84  injuries and fatal work-injuries were recorded in Minnesota in 2020 during the annual Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI), an increase from the 80 reported in 2019.

Construction Site Accident Injuries

While not all accidents and injuries result from neglect or non-compliance, construction site injuries happen for any number of reasons. Some of the most common ones include:

  • Accidents with heavy equipment, i.e., cranes, forklifts, power tools
  • Being struck by a construction vehicle on site
  • Chemical fumes, spills and burns
  • Crane and boom accidents
  • Defective tools or equipment
  • Electrocution
  • Falling debris, bricks, and other material
  • Falling off scaffolding
  • Scaffolding collapse
  • Using improper ladders
  • Vehicle crashes – Job site / highway construction zones

Construction site workers are exposed to many potentially dangerous situations that require their commitment to safety to prevent accidents from burns to broken bones, severe brain and spinal cord injuries, loss of limb, and wrongful death. While Worker’s Comp covers these losses and a portion of lost wages, that does not account for the pain and suffering or loss of potential earnings.

Who is Held Responsible?

Given the number of potentially liable parties involved, a construction site accident can get extraordinarily complex. Contacting Patterson Dahlberg Injury Attorneys as soon as possible is crucial. We gather as much information from as many witnesses as possible and file the proper claims and reports.

  • Anyone legally responsible for ensuring a safe work environment
  • Construction companies
  • Contractors, Subcontractors and other workers or supervisors
  • Engineers and architects
  • Manufacturers of equipment

It may not be evident at the start that another party’s negligence may be the cause for a worker’s injury; determining if a claim against a third-party is allowed can be equally challenging to decide. To fully ascertain how and why the accident occurred requires a thorough investigation of the circumstances to determine if you can sue for additional compensation to which you may be entitled.

The attorneys at the Law Firm of Patterson Dahlberg evaluate your case expeditiously to determine the best outcome’s necessary actions.

Know Your Rights

Construction accident injury claims are complicated. Often, several parties may be responsible to some degree for your injury. Patterson Dahlberg Injury Attorneys are here to protect your rights and obtain the maximum compensation you are entitled to receive.

We conduct a thorough investigation; some steps include:

  • Most importantly, getting you the medical care you need
  • Create a tailored strategy to maximize your representation and obtain a satisfactory settlement
  • Examine and review the history of parties involved in workplace accidents that injured people
  • Review state and federal OSHA reports and records

Patterson Dahlberg Injury Attorneys- Southern Minnesota Construction Accident Lawyers

If you have been unable to work due to injuries suffered in a construction site accident, or if a wrongful death has occurred on the job site, it may be time to contact the experienced Law Firm of Patterson Dahlberg, Minnesota’s Construction Accident Attorneys.

Fortunately, Minnesota’s strong W.C. laws help protect injured construction workers to some degree. If you have been suffered an injury on a construction site, you are entitled to worker’s compensation insurance–which covers your medical bills as well as a portion of your lost wages.

However, if you receive Worker’s Comp benefits in Minnesota, you may be limited in other types of compensation; but, there are certain situations where you can obtain additional compensation from other parties responsible for your injury. For example, in certain circumstances, you may have a claim against a general contractor or a subcontractor or even the property owner, the landowner or the equipment maker.

Our team of attorneys offer decades of experience in work place injuries, and have successfully represented cases similar to yours. When you contact the Law Firm of Patterson Dahlberg Injury Lawyers, an experienced construction accident lawyer will explain your rights and discuss your case with you.

Injury Law is all that we do; we are experienced, dedicated, and personable with our clients. We know how to maximize your claims to protect your family and will fight for you to deliver the best outcome.

Our office is located in Rochester, MN. We will arrange to meet you when and where it is most convenient anywhere in Southeast Minnesota and surrounding cities –at our office, your home, etc. We can even arrange a Zoom interview.

At Patterson Dahlberg Injury Attorneys, we know and understand the relevant laws covering construction injuries—and we will help you understand your options to pursue a course that best fits your case. You can trust our years of experience as Personal Injury Lawyers to handle even the most challenging construction accident case.

Patterson Dahlberg Injury Attorneys help navigate your case through Minnesota’s complicated worker’s comp laws as well as pursue all legal claims you may be entitled to beyond the state-mandated benefits.

Your initial consultation is at no cost or obligation. If you or a loved one has suffered injury or death from a construction site accident, contact our attorneys at the Law Firm of Patterson Dahlberg and let us get you the compensation you deserve. Please visit our website for more information on other types of cases we handle as well.