industrial or construction site accidents
Every year, people fall victim to injury, harm and even death through accidents that occur on the job. These accidents can result from a variety of causes and sometimes employers can be held liable. Stratton Faxon has recovered tens of millions of dollars for serious workplace accidents such as these, including:
- the full policy limits of $23,350,000 for a laborer who was permanently injured on a construction site—the largest pre-trial injury settlement ever in Connecticut history
- $26 million for a young father rendered paraplegic in an industrial accident, which, in 2006, was the highest personal injury verdict in Connecticut federal court history.
Below are dangerous scenarios that often occur on construction sites that could lead to injury:
- Defective scaffolding, or improperly constructed scaffolding
- Defective forklifts or irresponsibly operated forklifts
- Falling loads due to improper loading/unloading or negligence
- Trips or falls due to material left lying around on the site
- Falling structures
- Irresponsible or negligent use of other equipment on site, i.e., welding rods, electrical devices etc.
If you suffered an injury on an industrial or construction work site, and it occurred through no fault of your own, you could be eligible to claim compensation for medical expenses, loss of income, pain, suffering and any long-term injuries sustained through the accident. Give us a call for a case evaluation.
For detailed, state-specific information regarding worker's compensation, visit The Worker's Compensation Commission of the State of Connecticut.
For preventative information, visit The U.S. Department of Labor: Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).
*Our results are based upon the merits of each individual case.