Construction is one of the most dangerous occupations in the country, and construction companies have a duty to maintain safe conditions at job sites to prevent serious and life-threatening incidents. The attorneys at Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C. are committed advocates for workers injured in such accidents and for their families. If a construction company or its insurer refuses to provide you with adequate compensation for your injury at a worksite or for a family member’s death, we can take up your case. With offices in Charlottesville, Palmyra and Harrisonburg, Virginia, we bring workers’ compensation actions for injuries suffered in all types of construction mishaps.
Construction accidents may involve falls, fires, explosions, machinery malfunctions, structural collapses, crane failures or vehicle back-overs. Workers also may be injured by falling objects, exposure to hazardous materials or other unsafe conditions. Construction injuries may include the following:
Your first steps after a construction injury occurs should be to seek medical attention and to report the accident to your employer. It is also important to document the event as best as you can. Writing down the names and contact information of witnesses, and the date, time and to whom you reported the accident, will help in future negotiations and litigation. Pictures of the accident site and of your injury are also valuable pieces of evidence.
Virginia imposes a two-year statute of limitations for filing a workers’ compensation claim, including those caused by construction accidents. To avoid being shut out of court or shortchanged in the time needed to prepare a thorough case, it is prudent to contact an established law firm promptly after the incident that caused the injury.
We care. We fight. We help our clients put their lives back together. If you or a family member is hurt in a Virginia construction accident, consult a skilled workers’ compensation lawyer at Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C. Call our legal team at 434-973-7474 or contact us online today. Our offices are conveniently located in Charlottesville, Palmyra and Harrisonburg.
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