Construction sites are among the most dangerous work environments in the United States. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), more than 150,000 workplace injuries occur on construction sites every year.
The Louisville injury attorneys at the Karl Truman Law Office understand that construction accident injuries are often severe and can lead to extended time away from work and seemingly overwhelming medical expenses. Our lawyers have extensive experience helping injured workers from the Louisville, Kentucky, and Jeffersonville, Indiana, areas file successful workers’ compensation claims and recover the benefits they need in a timely fashion.
Due to the nature of construction work, construction accidents can contribute to injuries that vary widely in type and severity. Injuries that commonly stem from construction accidents include:
- Back injuries such as ruptured discs
- Broken or fractured bones
- Brain injuries
- Burn injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
In some construction site accidents, such as when an injury is caused by defective machinery, a negligent third party may be held liable for damages. Because not all job-related construction accident injuries are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, it is important to discuss your circumstances with a knowledgeable attorney if you were injured while performing construction work.
If you were hurt or a family member was killed in a construction accident, please contact the Karl Truman Law Office by phone at (502) 222-2222 or complete the form on this page for your free consultation. Our construction injury lawyers serve clients from the greater Louisville, Kentucky, and Jeffersonville, Indiana, areas.