Construction Accidents

Construction work is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. Injuries on construction sites account for many lost-time injuries, serious or disabling injuries, and fatal accidents. If you have been hurt at a construction, demolition or remodeling job site, contact a knowledgeable attorney at Norton, Bowers & Hofstra, P.C., for a free consultation. Often a sub-contractor or third party is responsible for your injuries.

We pursue claims against negligent parties who cause injuries on construction sites and can help you find a top workers' compensation attorney, if needed. Often times, injured workers prefer not to hire an attorney to go after their own employer's workers' compensation benefits. We can advise you in the background of these type claims and let you know if you should hire a workers' compensation lawyer.

As a general rule, employees injured on the job can't sue their employers for negligence. Instead, they need to file claims under the workers' compensation system to recover lost income and medical expenses. While we do not currently handle the workers' compensation claim, we can pursue other contractors or third-parties that may have contributed to your injuries. If the negligence of someone other than your employer or a co-worker caused your work related injuries, you'll usually be able to make a claim against the responsible party for damages, even if you're collecting workers' compensation benefits after a construction accident.

Because most construction work is performed by independent contractors, and subcontractors, working on separate parts of a project, there's an especially good chance that you'll have the right to recover for personal injury damages based on the negligence of an unrelated third-party.

We represent all trades, including but not limited to, carpenters, electricians, roofers, heavy equipment operators, landscapers, general laborers, and anyone else injured at a construction site.

The key to a successful personal injury claim, or lawsuit, following a construction accident is documentation. It is important to preserve evidence and to identify a potential defendant other than your employer, the developer or general contractor, or an employee of your company whose negligence caused to your injuries. The defendant might be another subcontractor, a homeowner, a materials supplier, a manufacturer, or even a negligent driver.

A successful personal injury claim or depends on close attention to details.

The amount of your recovery will depend on careful documentation of your damages claim. We work closely with medical experts, economists, engineers, and rehabilitation specialists to prove every component of your damages claim. In cases involving severe burns, serious back or brain injury, or other disabling conditions, we will work to establish how your injuries will affect you and your family in the long run.

At Norton, Bowers & Hofstra, P.C., our attention to detail in the documenting your losses can make a significant difference in the outcome of your construction accident case.

For a free consultation about your rights following a serious or fatal injury at a construction worksite, contact the top metro Denver personal injury lawyers at Norton, Bowers & Hofstra, P.C., at 303-400-8100. We offer free case evaluations and there is no attorney fee until we recover. Home, evening, telephone, and weekend appointments are available. We also represent injured individuals and families in Utah and Wyoming.