Columbia Construction Accident Attorneys

Representing Injured Workers in Columbia, MO

Construction sites are dangerous places, and workers face a high risk of injury every day. In the construction industry, it is an unfortunate reality that many accidents and injuries occur. This is due in part to the inherent risks of the work and the many ways in which workers can be injured, but it is also due to the negligence of employers and third parties.

If you or someone you love was injured in a construction accident, you are not alone. Thousands of workers are injured on construction sites every year, and many of them are entitled to compensation for their injuries and other losses. At Aaron Sachs & Associates, P.C., our Columbia construction accident lawyers have helped numerous workers and their families following on-the-job accidents and injuries.

Our firm has been serving the injured in Columbia and the surrounding areas for decades. We know the challenges you are facing, and we are here to help you fight for the justice and fair recovery you are owed. When you choose our team, you can trust that we will handle every aspect of your case and that we will fight tirelessly on your behalf.

For a free case review, please call us today at (888) 287-1046 or contact us online.

What Are the Most Common Types of Construction Accidents?

Construction sites are busy places, with many workers performing different tasks at the same time. There are also many pieces of heavy equipment and tools in use, and there are often multiple contractors and parties present on the site. With all of this going on, it is not surprising that accidents happen. The good news is that many of these accidents can be prevented if property owners and employers follow the law and take proper safety precautions.

Some of the most common types of construction accidents include:

  • Falls from scaffolding, ladders, and roofs
  • Being struck by falling objects
  • Slip and falls
  • Electrocution
  • Being caught in or between machinery, equipment, or other objects
  • Vehicle accidents
  • Overexertion
  • Repetitive motion injuries

These are just a few examples of the types of accidents that occur on construction sites. Others include trenching and excavation accidents, welding accidents, and more.

Who is Liable for a Construction Accident in Columbia?

If you are injured on a construction site, it is important to determine who is liable for your injuries. This is because you will need to file a claim with the appropriate insurer to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and more. In some cases, you may also be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party.

Depending on the circumstances of your accident, one or more parties may be liable, including:

  • The property owner
  • The employer
  • Another contractor or subcontractor
  • A coworker
  • The manufacturer of a defective product

Our Columbia construction accident lawyers can help you investigate your accident and determine liability. We can also help you take legal action against the at-fault party to seek the compensation you need and deserve.

Can I Sue My Employer for a Construction Accident in Missouri?

Construction workers in Missouri are generally not able to sue their employers for on-the-job injuries, as they are covered by workers' compensation. However, there are some cases in which you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against your employer.

You may be able to sue your employer if:

  • Your employer does not have workers' compensation insurance
  • Your employer intentionally caused your injuries
  • Your employer failed to carry out its legal duty to provide a safe working environment

If you are not able to sue your employer, you can still file a workers' compensation claim. Our Columbia construction accident lawyers can help you with every aspect of your claim, including filing an appeal if your claim was denied. We can also help you explore other legal options, such as filing a personal injury lawsuit against a third party.

What is the Difference Between Workers' Compensation and a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Missouri requires most employers to carry workers' compensation insurance. This insurance is intended to provide benefits to workers who are injured on the job, regardless of who is at fault for the accident.

If you are injured on a construction site, you can file a workers' compensation claim with your employer's insurer. If your claim is approved, you will receive benefits for your medical expenses, a portion of your lost wages, and more. You are not required to prove that your employer was at fault for the accident to recover workers' comp benefits.

However, you are generally not able to recover compensation for physical pain and emotional suffering through workers' compensation. Additionally, you are not able to recover punitive damages through workers' comp. If you are injured on a construction site, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against a third party in addition to filing a workers' compensation claim. This allows you to pursue compensation for all of your losses, including pain and suffering and punitive damages.

Our Columbia construction accident lawyers can help you determine if you are eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit in addition to a workers' compensation claim.

Get Help from Our Columbia Construction Accident Lawyers Today

Our firm offers a free initial consultation, so you have nothing to lose by meeting with our team to discuss your case. We handle all construction accident cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not owe any attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.

For a free case review, please call our Columbia construction accident lawyers today at (888) 287-1046 or contact us online.

  • “My husband was in a car accident, we called Aaron Sachs, and are very glad we did! First of all, they sent someone to our home to interview my husband, so he did not have to drive all the way to Springfield to their office while he was in pain.” - Former Client
  • “I was rear-ended by a non-insured driver. My car was totaled and I ended up having surgery on my shoulder. I was thrilled to get a settlement way larger than I could have dreamed.” - Former Client

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  • Accessibility

    We make sure that we are available to answer our clients’ questions, breaking down the complex legal jargon and using plain English. There is no “one size fits all” answer — your case needs and deserves individual attention, and this is what we are prepared to provide.

  • Professionalism

    Our team has over 235 years of combined experience, handling over ten thousand personal injury cases. We are committed to professional excellence in every aspect of what we do and how we do it. We have over 65 employees with an exclusive focus on injury claims.

  • Understanding

    We strive to meet our clients where they are and provide the service they need. Suffering an injury is a difficult time in an individual’s life; you need representation that understands both the worries you may be feeling and the world you are now dealing with. Let us help ensure your rights are protected.

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