Las Vegas Construction Accidents Attorneys
Construction Site Accidents in Nevada
At Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith, our Las Vegas, NV construction accident attorneys provide reliable legal representation for the hard-working members of our community. If you have been hurt on a construction site, we can help you fight to recover the lost wages, medical expenses, and overall financial compensation you need to move forward.
Since 1985, we have been committed to providing the highest level of client service; everything we do is done with our clients in mind. We know that this is a stressful, overwhelming time for you and your family, which is why we do everything possible to make the process easier for you. We offer free initial consultations during which you can speak directly to an attorney about your situation. Should you choose to work with our team, you do not owe any attorneys’ fees unless we win your case.
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What Are the Most Common Types of Construction Accidents?
According to the U.S. Department of Labor and its Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the most common types of construction accidents are:
- Being struck by an object
- Stuck, caught, and crushed-in or -between collapsing structures, material, or equipment
Other types of construction accidents can include:
- Fires and explosions
- Hit by vehicle
- Machinery accidents
- Workplace violence
Common Construction Accident Injuries
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the most common construction accident injuries include:
- Sprains, strains, and tears
- Cuts and lacerations
- Bone fractures and breaks
- Burns and scarring
- Head injuries, including traumatic brain injury
- Neck and spine injuries
- Limb and digit loss
- Respiratory problems
- Stress and repetitive motion injuries
- Vision trouble
- Loss of hearing
These severe injuries can lead to extensive medical treatment and, in some cases, may prevent the victim from ever returning to his or her normal, pre-accident life. The physical, emotional, and financial impact of a construction accident can be absolutely overwhelming for victims and their loved ones.
Are Construction Accident Injuries Covered by Nevada’s Workers’ Compensation Laws?
The State of Nevada’s Department of Industrial Relations requires all Nevada businesses to carry workers’ compensation insurance to protect employees who are hurt at work. If you are injured on the job, you are protected by the Nevada laws and may have a legal claim. This means you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits if you were injured while working on a construction site. In order to file a workers’ compensation claim, you do not need to show that anyone, including your employer, was negligent. However, in exchange for seeking workers’ compensation benefits, you waive your right to sue your employer. Workers’ compensation does NOT cover intangible losses, such as pain and suffering. If you wish to seek compensation for such damages, you will need to file a work injury or third-party injury claim.
Getting hurt at work can be a complicated recovery process. Workers’ compensation is designed to help employees recover compensation for:
- Lost wages
- Medical treatment, including appointments, surgeries, prescriptions, and medical equipment
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation services
- Temporary or permanent disability
- Partial or full disability
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Contractors and subcontractors are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance that will cover your injuries. However, you will be required to use your employer’s approved medical providers list when seeking care.
Our Las Vegas construction accident attorneys have decades of experience representing both sides and are now fully dedicated to protecting workers from the insurance company’s interests. This means we can help you work to get the best care available—without the opposition hindering your recovery. Talk to our experienced construction accident and workers’ compensation attorneys today to learn more about how we can help you.
Do I Need a Construction Accident Attorney?
You are not technically required to hire an attorney after a construction accident or any type of workplace event that causes you injury. However, hiring an attorney has a number of benefits. Taking on large insurance companies and their legal representatives is exhausting, confusing, stressful, and can even extend the amount of time you need to heal. The paperwork, court hearings, medical responsibilities, and bureaucratic red tape can take years to overcome.
We can pursue solutions quickly and effectively while you take the time you need to heal. Having an attorney on your side also lets the insurance company and their attorneys know that you are serious about your recovery; our team is often able to negotiate a better settlement than you would have received without legal representation. And, if necessary, we can litigate your case at trial.
Wrongful Death Claims for Fatal Construction Accidents
Construction is a dangerous industry, and loss of life is not uncommon. In fact, OSHA reports that out of 4,693 worker fatalities in private industry (construction, manufacturing, wholesale and retail) last year, 991 or 21.1% were in construction. Simply put, the construction industry was responsible for one in five worker deaths last year alone.
When this happens to someone you love, a wrongful death suit can be filed against the negligent party that caused his or her death. Additionally, certain surviving family members can recover death benefits by filing a workers’ compensation claim on behalf of their loved one. Our attorneys can help you determine the best course of action and pursue the justice and recovery you deserve.
How Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith Can Help
Construction accident injuries can happen in the blink of an eye, leaving you and your family reeling from the outcome. At Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith, our Las Vegas, NV construction accident attorneys can provide the compassionate, attentive legal representation you need, focusing our efforts on pursuing a financial recovery settlement that will help you heal fully.
When you work with us, we will take the lead in:
- Handling all communication with the other involved parties, including at-fault individuals, insurance companies, employers, and opposing legal counsel
- Investigating the construction site, as well as the parties responsible for unlawful, negligent, or hazardous involvement
- Aggressively challenging any unfair and/or unacceptable settlement offers and negotiating with the liable insurance company and their legal representatives
- Assisting you in finding adequate medical treatment so you can focus on your continued health and well-being moving forward
Reach out to Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith today for a free consultation. Our friendly legal staff will provide all the information you need to make an informed decision regarding your next steps. Our services are provided on a contingency basis, which means if we do not win, you do not pay!
Contact us online or call our office at (702) 505-8115 to get started with a free consultation today. We can travel to meet you in the hospital or at your home if necessary.
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Comprehensive Legal Guidance
Our attorneys will handle each aspect of your case, including securing short and long-term medical care, helping to recover lost wages and more.
Legacy of Client Satisfaction
Word-of-mouth referrals and repeat clients account for more than 85% of our business, which is a testament to the level of service we provide.
Experience You Can Trust
Our attorneys, paralegals and support staff leverage decades of experience across a diverse range of backgrounds on behalf of our clients.
We strive to treat our clients with integrity, compassion, and respect and provide them with clear communication every step of the way.
Proven Record of Results
We have recovered millions of dollars in successful verdicts and settlements for injured clients throughout the state of Nevada.
Committed to the Community
We are proud to support a number of charitable organizations as a way to give back to the community we are honored to serve.