Construction Accident Lawyers in Rhode Island
Injured In a Construction Zone? We Can Help.
A construction site is naturally hazardous. Even trained professionals can be victims of a serious accident due to someone else’s negligence. Many people think that injuries occurring on a construction site are somehow exempt from legal recourse. Just because these areas are understood to be dangerous does not mean the courts will take their side. In fact, because they are dangerous the people responsible for the site are held to high expectations for reducing risk wherever possible.
Whether you are a construction worker or someone injured while passing through, the Rhode Island personal injury attorneys at Inman & Tourgee have the insight and knowledge to guide you through this time.
Find out if your construction accident entitles you to legal action. Call (401) 229-5521 today.
Personal Injury or Workers’ Compensation?
If you are a construction worker injured on the job you may be wondering if you qualify for workers’ comp or a personal injury suit. In many cases, the incident will be handled under workers’ compensation. This is often the easier way to go as your employer will have insurance for these situations and usually all you have to do is prove the injury occurred.
If, however, the injury was caused by a third party’s negligence, such as a subcontractor or architect, you may be eligible for personal injury or other type of lawsuit. Determining liability can sometimes be tricky, which is why hiring an attorney is useful as our job involves investigation to find the responsible party.
Some common construction accidents include:
- Scaffolding accidents
- Electrical shocks
- Misuse of tools
- Exposure to chemicals
- Falling objects
Take the Next Step in Your Case. Call Inman & Tourgee!
Your employer, a contractor, or other party is not likely going to admit blame in such accidents—many might even try to convince you that the accident was your fault. Don’t accept their push back. Talk with a Rhode Island personal injury lawyer from our firm for trusted and reliable counsel. At Inman & Tourgee, we listen carefully to your situation and tell you what steps you can take to get assistance in your recovery.
Call (401) 229-5521 to set up a meeting with our reputable law firm.