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Concord Construction Accident Attorneys

Proudly Representing Injured Construction Workers in New Hampshire

The construction industry might be considered more dangerous than most, but that doesn’t mean that construction workers don’t have the right to a safe workplace. If you were hurt on a construction site in the greater Concord area, please consult with one of Shaheen & Gordon’s experienced injury attorneys to understand your rights. With our decades of total legal experience and a team of more than 50 practicing lawyers, we are always prepared to handle the most difficult cases for our clients, like those involving construction work and large construction companies or firms.

Take the first step in your case today. Call (603) 819-4231 and ask for a free case review with our Concord construction accident lawyers.

Common Construction Accidents in Concord

If you or a loved one works in the construction industry, you know that accidents can occur in many ways. As personal injury attorneys, we know the same, and we are here to help construction workers who have been injured in a variety of accident types.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that the four most common fatal construction accidents (The OSHA Fatal Four) are:

  • Falls from heights: A fall from a height of just five feet can result in serious injuries. Falling from ten or more feet can be fatal, especially if the construction worker falls on their neck or head.
  • Struck-by accidents: A struck-by accident involves an object falling from a height onto a worker, or a worker being hit by a moving object like a piece of machinery or a construction vehicle.
  • Caught-in/between accidents: When a worker is caught inside moving machinery, it can result in fatal or catastrophic, life-changing injuries.
  • Electrocutions: Brief contact with a strong electrical source on a construction site can be enough to cause fatal electrocution or nonfatal yet serious electrical burns, nerve damage, and scarring.

Other common accidents on construction sites not included in the OSHA Fatal Four are injuries caused by chemical exposures, fires, structural collapses, and equipment malfunctions. Overexertion and repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) are also common. While these types of injuries might not be as immediately serious as many others, they are still painful and debilitating enough to potentially warrant a construction accident claim, depending on how they happen.

Who is Liable for a Construction Accident?

When a construction accident occurs, any number of parties could be involved, which will make determining liability difficult. Our Concord, NH construction accident lawyers can investigate the situation that led up to your construction accident to determine which party or parties might be liable. Meanwhile, we want you to stay focused on resting and recovering as best you can.

Depending on what we uncover, your construction accident case could involve one or more of the following:

  • Injury claim: If the party that injured you did so out of negligence and was not your employer (such as a subcontractor, vendor, or visitor), you might be able to file an injury claim against them as you would after any other type of accident.
  • Product liability claim: If you were using a defective construction tool, machinery, or equipment and it caused you to suffer a serious injury, a product liability claim filed against the manufacturer of that piece of equipment could be justified.
  • Premises liability claim: In some construction accidents, an issue with the premises that is not under the control of the construction company or contractor is the source of the injury. For example, if a crew is hired to renovate the inside of the house and a worker slips on a loose step outside, the homeowner could be liable. When such an accident happens, a premises liability claim might be used to pursue compensation and justice.

What Happens If You Have Workers’ Compensation?

Many construction workers in New Hampshire are hired as independent contractors or “self-employed persons,” not employees. Self-employed workers are typically not covered by workers’ compensation. In these cases, an injury claim will be the only avenue to pursue compensation, which could mean filing against the construction company that hired the worker.

However, if you were covered by workers’ compensation and you were hurt in a construction accident, you will likely be unable to file against your employer, even if you are convinced their mistakes caused your injury. Instead, you will first have to use your workers’ compensation coverage to collect available benefits, which can provide for medical treatment and a portion of lost wages. Our legal team at Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. is well-versed in workers’ compensation laws and claims, so you can depend on us to help if your construction accident case deals with workers’ comp, too.

We’re Here to Help – Contact Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.

Before the process of dealing with a construction accident and any related injury claims gets overwhelming, turn to us for all the help you need. Our Concord construction accident lawyers can start at the beginning with an investigation of the facts, questions about liability, and more. You can also count on us if you have tried to use workers’ compensation but realized the process is more complicated than you expected or if your case was wrongfully denied. No matter what, we’ll be ready to provide the reliable and friendly legal counsel that has made us a known name throughout New England.

Dial (603) 819-4231 today to put a free case review with our law firm on your schedule.

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    Pedestrian injured by tractor trailer truck making illegal U-turn received a settlement of $1,700,000.00 as compensation.

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    A young man was injured in fall from unsafe second-floor sliding door received a settlement of $1,500,000.00 as compensation.

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