Tacoma, WA Law Firm Litigates Common Construction Injuries
Fighting to make wrongs right with full, fair compensation
A preliminary census of fatal occupational injuries reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicated a slight reduction (about 0.4 percent) of fatal work injuries between 2008 and 2009. Unfortunately, this reduction also seems to correlate with a reduction in the workforce. The fact remains that construction work is among the most dangerous professions in the nation, causing severe injuries to workers each year.
Washington’s workers' compensation laws can complicate your search for the compensation you deserve for your serious injuries. But while employees are barred from taking legal action against their employers, they can pursue compensation from third parties responsible for accidents. The Washington construction accident lawyers at Rush, Hanna, Harkins & Kyler, L.L.P. have the skills and experience to help protect your full rights to compensation in these complex cases.
The most common injuries in Washington construction accidents
Construction work exposes laborers to numerous risks for serious injuries. The following are among the most common:
- Spinal cord damage. Falls from significant heights are just one cause of damage to the spinal cord. The damage often leads to permanent total or partial paralysis — often preventing workers from returning to their former jobs, or potentially any future employment.
- Traumatic head and brain injuries. A sudden blow to the head from falling objects or falls can have overwhelming physical results, leading to concussion and other long-term or even permanent brain injury that can affect sensory abilities, movement or virtually any bodily functions.
- Burns. Severe injury from burns can be caused by many situations, including explosions and contact with hot machinery or hazardous chemicals. While some burn injuries are relatively minor, many result in permanent scarring, disability or even death.
- Vision and hearing loss. Blindness can be caused by contact with tools and other sharp objects prevalent at construction sites. While the high decibel levels common to construction sites commonly cause significant hearing loss over time, exposure to a single sudden loud noise can instantly have the same effect.
Contact an experienced Washington construction accidents lawyer
If you or a loved one suffered an injury in a construction site accident, call the trial lawyers of Rush, Hannula, Harkins & Kyler, L.L.P. at 253.250.4516, or contact our Tacoma office online. Our initial consultation is free of charge, and we only get paid for our services if you receive monetary compensation.