Construction Accident Attorneys in New Mexico
We Help the Victims of Work Injuries
Construction is one of the most hazardous industries for workers. Employees who work in construction are more at risk for injury than workers in other industries, and construction accidents often result in severe — and even catastrophic — injuries. Injured workers often require extensive medical care to treat their injuries and suffer from other significant damages as well. Following a construction accident, injury victims need a strong legal team on their side to fight for their rights.
The New Mexico construction accident lawyers of Lyons & Simmons, LLP are committed to helping injured construction workers. We are available to discuss your case if you have been harmed while working in construction and are in need of compensation. It is our goal to help you get the proper medical care and ensure you have the resources you need.
Types of Construction Accidents
Construction sites are very dangerous places to work. There are a number of different types of accidents that can occur while working as a roofer, electrician, or other construction roles. A construction accident may happen because of issues with equipment, unstable surfaces and platforms, toxic substances on a site, and other issues. In any case, the causes of construction accidents can often be traced to negligence.
Some of the most common types of construction accidents and causes of injury include:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Falling objects
- Scaffolding accidents
- Toxic exposure
- Machinery-related injuries
- Defective tool injuries
- Electricity issues
- Vehicle accidents
Who is Liable for Construction Accidents?
A construction accident may be the fault of several different parties. There are many people who are responsible for maintaining the safety of a construction site, as well as third parties who can cause injury to construction workers if they are negligent. Our construction accident lawyers in New Mexico will evaluate the details of your case to determine the cause of your injuries and identify who is liable for the damages.
Your injuries may have been caused by the negligence of parties such as:
- Construction site managers and employers
- Safety inspectors
- Equipment manufacturers
- Other workers
What You Should Know About Third Party Work Injury Claims
In many industries, injured workers can file a workers’ compensation claim if they are hurt on the job. However, this is not the only option for recovering compensation after an occupational accident. You may be able to file a third-party legal claim to receive coverage for your damages.
A third-party claim is more similar to a lawsuit than claims that are handled through the workers’ compensation system. These claims differ from workers’ compensation claims because they allow injury victims to hold their employer accountable for their damages. Additionally, an injured construction worker may be able to recover compensation for non-economic damages such as pain and suffering by filing a third-party work injury claim.
Depending on your work situation, you may be able to file a workers’ compensation claim to receive coverage for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. We can help you understand your circumstances and legal rights following a construction accident.
Contact Us to Discuss Your Case
Understanding your rights after a construction accident and navigating the claims process can be confusing. For guidance during this time, contact Lyons & Simmons, LLP today. Our legal team is available to answer any questions you may have and help you get started on your case.