Given the work’s dangerous nature, construction workers are at significant risk for personal injury on the job. Falls, debris, ground collapse, even electrocution are just some of the potential causes of accident injuries on a construction site. The effects of these injuries are far-reaching, often extending far beyond the injured individual. Medical costs and lost wages can financially devastate entire families.
If you or one of your family members has been injured in a construction site accident, you may be entitled to compensation. The experienced Michigan construction accident lawyers at the law offices of Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., can assist you in determining your next move.
Victims of construction site accidents tend to fall into two categories: Employees working on a site and bystanders walking near or through a job site. Generally speaking, when a worker is injured on the job, they must file a Workers’ Compensation Claim.
However, if it is determined that the property owners, general contractors, specialty contractors, or vendors on site were negligent, injured employees and bystanders may wish to file a claim in civil court. A three-year statute of limitations applies to all personal injury claims in Michigan, so if you’ve been injured, you’ll want to act quickly.
Many people mistakenly believe they aren’t eligible for financial reparations if they bear any fault in an accident.
Michigan state law allows for the comparative fault principle, which means that a jury ultimately decides responsibility for the injury and awards damages on a percentage. Even if you are found to be more than 50% responsible for the accident, you may still be entitled to restitution.
We all have the right to a reasonable expectation of safety and protection from unnecessary risks, but proving negligence on the part of a third party can be difficult. It’s imperative that you have sound legal advice from a law firm and injury lawyer specializing in accident law.
The talented professionals at Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., have extensive experience representing clients who have been injured. Our Senior Partner, Eileen Kroll, provides a unique perspective as both a Construction Site Accident Lawyer in Ann Arbor and a registered nurse.
Navigating the system’s complexities when you’re injured in a construction site accident can be overwhelming, but you don’t have to do it alone. The team at Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., is available to assist you.
From pain and suffering to wrongful death claims, we are here to help you get the compensation to which you’re entitled. If you think you have been injured in a construction site accident in Canton, MI, you need a Construction Site Accident Lawyer in Ann Arbor. Call Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. today at 866-MICH-LAW for a free consultation.
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Oakland County, Michigan
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Tuscola County, Michigan
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Wayne County, Michigan
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