Demolition Accidents

Demolition sites are inherently hazardous, with the potential for serious accidents always present. If you find yourself injured as a result of a demolition accident, it is essential to understand the immediate steps to take and the rights that protect you. Demolition work, by nature, includes activities that may place workers at risk of falls, being struck by heavy machinery, or exposure to harmful substances. Each of these can lead to severe injury or even fatality, making safety protocols and procedures a top priority.

Knowing your legal standing can guide you through the process of potentially seeking compensation. Since such incidents often involve multiple parties, including employers, contractors, and equipment manufacturers, pinpointing liability might be complex.

Demolition Site Accident Injury Lawyers

If you or a loved one suffered devastating injuries in a demolition accident, you need strong legal advocates on your side immediately. The dedicated injury attorneys at the Porter Law Group have decades of combined experience winning substantial financial compensation for victims just like you. Call us at 833-PORTER9 for a free case review. We work on a contingency basis, so you don’t pay anything unless you win.

If you or a loved one suffered devastating injuries in a broadside crash, you need strong legal advocates on your side immediately. The dedicated injury attorneys at the Porter Law Group have decades of combined experience winning substantial financial compensation for crash victims just like you. Call us at 833-PORTER9 for a free case review. We work on a contingency basis, so you don’t pay anything unless you win.

Understanding Demolition Accidents

In demolition, the risks are high due to the controlled but inherently destructive nature of the work. The most common causes of these accidents are:

  • Human Error: This can include miscalculations, miscommunication, or failure to follow safety protocols.
  • Equipment Failure: Machinery may malfunction due to poor maintenance or defects, leading to accidents.
  • Structural Failures: Incorrect assessment of a building's structural integrity can result in unforeseen collapses.
  • Falling Debris: Improper containment or removal of debris can lead to injuries from falling objects.

Types of Demolition Accidents

  • Collapses: When structures fall unpredictably, it can cause major accidents, trapping or injuring those nearby.
  • Explosions: Incorrect use of explosives can lead to unintended blasts.
  • Falls: Workers can fall from heights due to inadequate fall protection.
  • Struck-by Accidents: Individuals on-site may be struck by heavy equipment or vehicles.

Damages That Can Occur

When injured in a demolition accident, you may have the right to seek compensation for your losses and damages. There are two main categories of damages: economic and non-economic.

Economic Damages

These refer to tangible, quantitative losses that directly result from your injury. These can include:

  • Medical expenses - All medical costs associated with treating your injury, both initial care and ongoing treatments.
  • Lost income - Any wages lost due to missing work during recovery. Calculations often include future lost earning capacity.
  • Rehabilitation costs - Expenses related to physical or occupational therapy and other rehabilitation services.
  • Home healthcare - If your injury requires in-home nursing care or assistance with daily living.

Non-economic Damages

These damages refer to losses that, while real, are not easily quantified. These can be highly variable but may cover:

  • Pain and suffering - Compensation for any physical pain resulting from the injury.
  • Emotional distress - Payment for emotional impacts like anxiety, depression, PTSD, etc.
  • Loss of enjoyment of life - Damages accounting for hobbies, activities, or quality of life losses.
  • Loss of consortium - Compensation if the injury affects marital relations or family life.

An experienced attorney can help accurately assess both economic and non-economic damages to build a strong injury claim or lawsuit following a demolition accident.

Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

After a demolition accident, securing legal representation can significantly impact your recovery process. A personal injury attorney specializes in obtaining compensation for your injuries and losses.

An experienced personal injury attorney can help gather evidence and build a convincing case proving majority liability lies with the other party. Successfully doing this has a major impact on the injury damages the victim is entitled to receive. Call the Porter Law Group at 833-PORTER9 now for a free, no-obligation case evaluation. You can also send us a message at info@porterlawteam.com today!

Last Updated on December 18, 2023 by Michael S. Porter
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