Construction Accident Attorney
An accident on a construction site can lead to death or lasting injuries that change the course of your life.
Lynn C. Harris, a construction accident attorney operating out of Provo and Salt Lake City, UT, can help you collect financial compensation.
What should I do if I have been in a construction accident?
What to Do after an Injury
Get Medical Attention
The first step after any serious accident is to seek medical care. Seeing a doctor promptly after a construction accident not only supports your health, but can also improve your chances of a successful lawsuit.
Report the Injury
As soon as possible, document the incident and report your injury to your employer or the supervisor of the construction site. Make copies of any documents you file.
Gather Contact Information
If possible, speak to anyone who witnessed the accident and get their contact information so that you can reach out to them later.
Take photos of your injury and the location where the accident occurred. It is also a good idea to keep any objects related to the injury that could serve as evidence in the case.
Contact an Attorney
Mr. Harris offers free case consultations. If you are interested in pursuing compensation for your construction accident, he can evaluate your case to determine whether you have a claim. Schedule your free case evaluation today.
These were the four most common types of fatal construction accidents in 2017:
Four Most Common Fatal Accidents in 2017
Were You Injured in a Construction Accident? Contact Our Law Firm Today
If you were injured on a worksite, you need a knowledgeable construction accident lawyer who can investigate the cause of your accident, determine the full extent of your injuries, and help you recover the compensation you deserve. Injury lawyer Lynn C. Harris has represented injured workers in Salt Lake City, Provo, and throughout Utah for over 30 years. Whether he is arranging a settlement with an insurance company or representing you at trial, he upholds your best interests at all times.
As a successful injury lawyer, Lynn Harris has earned recognition from top legal organizations:
- National Academy of Personal Injury Attorney's Top Ten Attorneys
- America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
- The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
Want to find out if you have a personal injury case? We offer free consultations at our practice locations in Salt Lake City, Provo, and other parts of Utah. Request your free consultation online or call our law firm:
"One of the Best Choices I Could’ve Made"
"Working with the Harris Personal Injury Attorney was one of the best choices I could’ve made. He was attentive, on top of every detail. He worked fast and hard for me. I got a fair and good settlement on my accident. It was timely and it was so needed. I know they split whatever profits were left with me that meant so much to me. I would use them again and refer them to anyone looking for a good personal injury law firm!!" Debi P.
A Significant Settlement Following a Construction Accident
Our law firm understands the nature of construction accidents and we have recovered substantial compensation for many injured construction workers in the past.
Accident attorney Lynn C. Harris represented a mechanic who suffered a personal injury while employed by a large government construction project. While the mechanic was performing his job duty and servicing a space heater, the heater malfunctioned. Although the machine was in the "off" position, its large 16-inch fan was activated without warning, seriously injuring the mechanic and severing portions of two of his fingers.
Utah lawyer Lynn Harris brought a personal injury and product liability claim against the manufacturer of the heater for their improper design, testing, and manufacturing of the product. The machines were later recalled and modifications were made to prevent future injuries.
As a result of his work on the case, Lynn Harris was able to recover a significant personal injury and product liability settlement from the manufacturer's insurance company on behalf of the injured client. This settlement helped the victim pay for medical bills and other damages associated with his injury.
Seek Help from a Professional
If you are a construction worker who is injured on the job, you need a knowledgeable construction accident lawyer like Lynn Harris. He offers free consultations to potential clients in Salt Lake City, Provo, and other communities. Lynn Harris can even travel anywhere in Utah, South Wyoming, and Idaho to meet with you.
Common Causes of Construction Accidents
Many construction accidents are preventable if all parties adhere to safety guidelines. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the top safety violations in 2018 included:
- Proper fall protection
- Communication about hazards
- Scaffolding requirements
- Proper respiratory protection
- Ladder regulations
- Proper training about fall protection
- Proper eye and face protection
Following these regulations can protect workers from injuries or even death. If you believe any of these factors were involved in your accident, request your free consultation with Lynn C. Harris at his offices in Salt Lake City and Provo. He can investigate the cause of your accident, determine whether negligence was involved, and hold the responsible party accountable.
Helping Disabled Workers
"In May of 1993, Ken was severely injured in an industrial accident that left him disabled. Because of Lynn Harris' extensive knowledge and understanding of Utah and Federal laws, we were able to file a third party suit that resulted in a winning situation for us..." Ken and Michell Hardman
Construction Workers Can Suffer Serious, Life-Changing Injuries
Construction accidents can cause serious, life-altering injuries, including:
- Respiratory disease
- Loss of limb
- Hearing and vision loss
- Fractured or broken bones
- Burns from chemicals or fire
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Wrongful death
These injuries can leave victims with large medical bills, loss of income, and immeasurable pain and suffering. With the help of a personal injury attorney, victims can recover compensation for their medical expenses and other losses.
Workers' Compensation vs. a Personal Injury Lawsuit
If no specific party was responsible for your accident, your injury may be covered under workers' compensation. In Salt Lake City, Provo, and throughout Utah, injured workers can receive coverage for medical bills, lost wages, and permanent disability, even if there was no party at fault.
But if you believe that a third-party was responsible for your injury, you may have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit. Responsible parties could include:
Defective power tools, ladders, or construction materials could cause serious harm. Lynn Harris can hold manufacturers accountable for poorly designed, manufactured, or maintained products with a product liability case.
Subcontractors are responsible for maintaining a safe worksite. If they fail to provide proper training or communication, they may be held responsible for the accident.
All employees are responsible for maintaining a safe work environment. If another employee acted negligently or recklessly, they could be held responsible for your injury.
Delivery vehicles can drop off construction equipment in the wrong area or cause car accidents on construction sites.
Our law firm will investigate all parties involved in the accident to determine whether negligence occurred, find the liable party, and hold them responsible for paying damages.
Be Aware of Utah's Statute of Limitations
If you were injured on a construction site in Salt Lake City, Provo, or elsewhere in Utah, there is no time to waste. Like other states, Utah has a very strict statute of limitations (or time limit) for victims to file a lawsuit. For personal injury cases, the statute of limitations is four years. And for wrongful death cases, the statute of limitations is two years.
Contacting an accident attorney immediately after your injury occurs is the surest way to protect yourself before time is up.