Central Wisconsin-based Construction Accident Attorney Seeks Compensation for Victims Statewide
Firm based in Oshkosh represents laborers hurt by others’ negligence
Completing a building or repair project successfully takes a great deal of effort. For construction workers, the labor often isn’t just tough, but dangerous as well. Located in Oshkosh, Apex Accident Attorneys, LLC represents Wisconsin clients who have been hurt due to someone else’s carelessness on a construction site. Whether you fell from a tall structure, got electrocuted by an ungrounded line or suffered a different type of construction accident, accomplished attorney George W. Curtis, Jr. is a proven litigator who is determined to obtain suitable payment from the parties who caused your injury.
Types of incidents that frequently cause injuries on building and repair sites
Numerous types of injuries are associated with construction sites, including vehicle accidents involving heavy machinery and ailments linked to overexertion. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) keeps track of the severe injuries that occur on building and repair sites. Based on their data, they refer to certain categories of severe injuries as the “fatal four.” They are:
- Falls — Whether you fall from a high vantage point or trip over a tool someone else carelessly left on the ground, a fall can leave you with broken bones, back trouble and painful medical problems. In some instances, these injuries can be traced to a failure to provide proper scaffolding or other safety equipment designed to prevent harmful falls.
- Object strikes — Another hazard that exists when laborers are operating above ground is the possibility that dropped equipment will strike someone on the ground. Even if a victim is wearing a helmet, the force of a dropped tool could trigger a traumatic brain injury. Conversely, if something is dropped on a worker’s foot, he or she could suffer one or more broken toes. There are measures that can be taken to prevent harmful object strikes. Failure to take proper precautions could result in liability.
- Crush injuries — Accidents that occur when someone is trapped or crushed between two large objects (sometimes referred to as “caught between” injuries) are capable of causing severe harm to internal organs and excruciating pain. Frequently, these accidents stem from the improper use of heavy machinery.
- Electrocutions — Whether linked to electrical work being done on a structure or a failure to ground lines used to operate construction equipment, a worker can experience shock and severe burns if they come into contact with a live wire.
Figuring out where legal fault lies in a construction accident can be a challenge, but I am an injury lawyer with decades of experience holding negligent parties accountable and defeating tough opponents in court.
Knowledgeable litigator assists union and non-union workers
Various types of construction workers might be present on a single project. An accident victim who is an employee of a construction company or a union member working independently might have different options for relief than an unaffiliated laborer. These distinctions can be confusing and can add an additional burden to an already confusing situation. My firm represents a wide array of injured construction personnel as well as victims of other workplace accidents. I can advise you regarding your healthcare coverage, whether workers’ compensation applies and if a potential claim exists against a negligent third party.
Contact a Wisconsin construction accident attorney to schedule a free consultation
Apex Accident Attorneys, LLC in Oshkosh advocates on behalf of Wisconsin clients who have been injured in construction accidents. Please call 920-233-1010 or contact me online to make an appointment for a free initial consultation.