Attorneys Tirelessly Advocating For Injured Construction Workers
While many jobs have become less dangerous over time, construction work remains hazardous. If you’ve been hurt on the job, you likely have the right to claim workers’ compensation benefits, which in Washington are also called L&I claims (in reference to the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries).
It is certainly possible to file an L&I claim without an attorney, but many injured workers are frustrated by the bureaucracy of the system and the significant risk that their legitimate claim will be rejected. At Fury Duarte PS, we are proud to help construction workers seek the compensation they deserve from both L&I claims and, when applicable, a separate injury lawsuit.
Seeking Additional Compensation Through A Third-Party Liability Lawsuit
Under Washington’s no-fault workers’ compensation system, workers injured on the job are eligible for benefits regardless of who was at fault for the accident. However, workers’ comp is considered the “exclusive remedy,” meaning that workers are prohibited from suing their employers for injury liability.
If you were injured on the job and someone besides your employer or a co-worker was to blame, you can file a third-party liability claim against that party in addition to seeking L&I benefits. Any worker can file a third-party claim if conditions warrant, but they are especially common in construction injury cases because workers for numerous employers are all working within the same space at the same time.
Common Construction Injuries
There are seemingly endless ways to get hurt at a construction site. Some of the most common injuries and accidents include:
- Falls from height (such as falling off a ladder or scaffolding)
- Slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents
- Being struck by a dropped object
- Power tool injuries
- Heat and chemical burns
- Electric shock injuries
- Wall collapse
- Crane accidents
Our firm is especially experienced in helping workers who have suffered electrical injuries, which can have complex causes and a number of potentially liable parties. If you were seriously injured by an electric shock or in another type of construction accident, we want to help you seek benefits and compensation, if applicable.
Get Started By Speaking To A Skilled Attorney
Fury Duarte has the experience and resources to handle L&I claims as well as complex trials related to construction-site or workplace accidents. Contact us today by calling our Seattle-area office at 425-329-8900 or sending an email to speak with an experienced construction accident attorney to learn about your rights.