Many jobs come with associated hazards. Construction is a type of work that comes with more than its fair share of perils. Construction workers deal with heavy equipment that can be extremely dangerous if not handled correctly or if faulty.
When you are a victim of an accident on a construction site, there are steps you must take to protect your rights and yourself. Hiring a Construction Site Accident Lawyer in Grand Rapids, MI, is critical to ensuring you receive the benefits you’re entitled to while protecting your job in the process.
The responsibility of providing safety equipment to the construction site lies with the manufacturer. If dangerous or defective equipment causes an accident on a Grand Rapids construction site, then the liability might lie with the manufacturer.
This equipment can include scaffolding, cranes, power tools, ladders, winches, gas detectors, and much more, demonstrating how high the risk is for one of these devices to malfunction on site.
A lawyer can help you determine the negligent party. You can name several parties in a lawsuit. In addition to the manufacturer, your lawyer may determine that your general contractor is liable for your injury.
Contractors and insurance companies fight hard against claiming responsibility for construction site accidents. That’s why hiring an experienced construction accident lawyer to handle your case and assist with the application for compensation benefits is critical.
With legal counsel from a law firm like Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., helping you understand your rights, you can be confident you will receive the compensation for the pain and suffering you are entitled to. Assistance covering your medical bills and lost wages is a fundamental part of workers’ compensation benefits.
If you pursue a wrongful death claim because of a family member killed in a construction site accident, compensation can help pay for burial and estate planning costs.
The law offices of Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., are proud to service the Great Michigan Area, including Traverse City. If you are involved in a Grand Rapids construction accident, don’t hesitate to contact our personal injury lawyers to start the process of filing a personal injury claim.
With experience in Grand Rapids personal injury cases, motor vehicle accident claims, medical malpractice lawsuits, and beyond, our partners have the knowledge to guide you through the legal process with the most incredible ease possible. Senior partner Eileen Kroll is a registered nurse attorney who can helpfully interpret your medical records supporting your claim.
Contact us today for a free consultation with a construction site accident lawyer in Grand Rapids at 866-MICH-LAW. We can help you understand your rights and determine the appropriate next steps in your case.
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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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