Construction sites are some of the most dangerous work environments. Countless hazards threaten construction employees daily, and injuries are all too common. In addition to the pain and suffering associated with physical trauma, injured employees can also face significant medical bills and lost wages when they’re forced to miss work.
If they’ve suffered an injury on the job, construction workers need to understand their rights. Navigating workers’ compensation and understanding employee rights can be overwhelming. An experienced Construction Site Accident Lawyer in Lansing from the law firm of Cochran, Kroll, and Associates, P.C., can be an essential ally.
Generally speaking, in Michigan (including East Lansing), on-the-job injuries are covered by the company’s workers’ compensation system. Most employers must have workers’ compensation insurance through which injured employees can seek medical treatment and recover some lost wages. Employees aren’t required to prove negligence on the employer’s part, only to establish they were injured at work.
Most people mistakenly believe that workers’ compensation programs are their only recourse if they’re injured on the job. This isn’t necessarily the case, particularly when it comes to injury on a construction site.
Property owners, general contractors, specialty contractors, and even vendors can be held liable for job-site injuries if it’s determined they were negligent in some way. In such cases, the injured employee can file a personal injury suit in civil court. Despite the inherent danger, construction site workers should expect reasonable safety. If employers create or allow for unnecessary risk on a job site, injured employees may be entitled to restitution beyond workers’ compensation.
Workplace injury law can be complicated, and each case is unique. The experienced personal injury attorneys at Cochran, Kroll, and Associates, P.C., can provide you with legal advice specific to your injuries and circumstances. Our nurse attorney and trial lawyer, Eileen Kroll, is particularly well-versed in the intersection of medical and legal issues.
If you simply consult a lawyers directory, it can be challenging to choose a Construction Site Accident Lawyer in Lansing. Proud to provide trusted legal services to Lansing, Michigan, the law office of Cochran, Kroll, and Associates, P.C. has extensive experience with construction site injury, personal injury claims, and medical malpractice. Call our team of legal professionals today to schedule your free consultation.
A young couple from Monroe, Michigan, was awarded a $15.8 million verdict as the result of their baby son, Jason, being inflicted with Cerebral Palsy as the result of an error during the final stages of a labor.
Oakland County, Michigan
While in the hospital a mother of three was not properly treated for a closed-head injury causing her untimely death.
A Livonia pedestrian recovered $1.4 million when he was struck by a commercial van resulting in a traumatic brain injury in Redford, Michigan.
Wayne County, Michigan
Patient suffered cardiac arrest and brain damage when a hospital failed to recognize internal bleeding and treatment was delayed for more than 14 hours.
Tuscola County, Michigan
A Tuscola County jury awarded $3.3 million to a severely brain injured motorist as the result of a defective Michigan highway.
A seventeen-year-old construction worker suffered a traumatic brain injury resulting from a fall in Flint, Michigan, and was awarded $1.25 million.
Wayne County, Michigan
Middle-aged woman suffered severe disfiguring facial burns from a simple surgical procedure.
Child developed cerebral palsy with developmental delays due to lack of oxygen and brain injury during labor and delivery.
A Westland construction worker recovered $1.5 million after sustaining a traumatic brain injury while on a construction site in Detroit, Michigan.
A Marlette, Michigan, family reached a $1.3 million settlement in the traffic death of their 5-year-old son when they were struck by a semi truck.
The misdiagnosis of breast cancer resulted in a Redford, Michigan, woman recovering $225,000.
A construction worker redeemed his worker’s compensation case for $125,000 in Detroit, Michigan.
A paraplegic woman from Monroe, Michigan, recovered Michigan no-fault benefits including the purchase of a new home and attendant care in excess of $400,000.
Brighton, Michigan; Detroit, Michigan
A Brighton family recovered $1.3 million and a Detroit family recovered $900,000 as the result of birth injuries and medical malpractice to their children.
Bay City, Michigan
A Bay City grandmother was awarded $80,000 following an auto accident resulting in a broken leg.