Construction sites are extremely dangerous. They not only expose construction workers to endless, serious risks, but because of the conditions, machinery, and equipment involved, the resulting injuries can be deadly, that’s why it’s imperative to have a Las Vegas Construction Accident Lawyer fighting for you.
As Las Vegas continues to grow rapidly, the construction industry continues to boom. Consequently, catastrophic construction accidents are becoming more and more frequent. If a Las Vegas construction accident hurt you, contact the Las Vegas personal injury attorneys at Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC today.
Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC was established in 2003 by partner attorneys Joseph L. Benson II and Ben J. Bingham. Since its founding, our firm has wanted to fight for the injured while providing victims the personal touch they need. As a result, no case is too large or too small for our firm to take on.
At Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC, we are also committed to maximizing recovery on behalf of our clients. While we cannot guarantee an outcome in any particular future case, our dedication has allowed us to recover more than $165 million in settlement and jury verdicts for our clients.
Some of our most recent accident related results have included:
There are many moving parts at a construction site. As a result, construction accidents can occur due to a variety of reasons.
Some of the more common Las Vegas construction accidents include:
Depending on the specific circumstances of the construction accident, injuries can vary in type and severity.
Some of the most common types of Las Vegas construction accident injuries include:
Even when workers and their employers carefully follow safety procedures, serious injuries can result from a Las Vegas construction accident. If you were hurt on a construction site, contact Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC as soon as possible. Our experienced construction accident lawyers can get to work investigating what happened and fighting for the compensation you deserve.
Following a construction accident, the immediate aftermath is often extremely chaotic. Unfortunately, injured workers must not only deal with that chaos, but must also consider how their actions could affect an injury claim. That is why if you are involved in a construction accident, you should take specific steps that can keep you safe and protect your legal rights.
If a Las Vegas construction accident injured you, you deserve financial support and justice for the injuries you endured. Often construction accident victims have no idea what they need to do to pursue compensation. The following answers to the most frequently asked questions we receive provide some basic information for construction accident victims to get started.
Nevada’s employment laws outline the compensation you may obtain following a Las Vegas construction accident. Specifically, it will depend on if you were an employee or an independent contractor.
An independent contractor is an entity or person contracted to perform services to another entity as a non-employee. Independent contractors typically fill out a 1099 instead of a W-2 when they start their employment. If you meet the legal definition of an independent contractor and you were hurt while working on a construction site, you can pursue legal action against any liable party, but must prove negligence and cannot receive workers’ compensation benefits.
Working with the legal team at Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC can help you determine whether you are an independent contractor and what types of compensation you may obtain.
In Las Vegas, all employers must cover their employees with workers’ compensation insurance. This means if you are an employee and you were injured while working at a construction site, you can seek compensation through your employer’s workers’ compensation policy.
Under Nevada’s workers’ compensation laws, an employee cannot sue their company for their injuries or take their employer to court. However, employees can get up to the maximum benefits allowed by workers’ compensation, even if they were at fault for the accident.
If an employee suffers an injury at a construction site due to the negligent actions of a third party other than the employer, they may recover additional compensation through a personal injury claim. Such claims often stem from accidents involving defective machinery or equipment.
If you have been injured in a construction accident and are unsure whether you can pursue a workers’ compensation claim, make sure to contact the lawyers at Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC. We can help you figure out what claims you can pursue.
If a Las Vegas construction accident injured you, you may seek certain damages through a personal injury claim.
Damages can include:
A workers’ compensation claim is different from a personal injury claim. A workers’ compensation claim is limited to reasonable and necessary financial damages such as medical care, disability payments, and lost wages. We can help you figure out whether you may pursue a personal injury claim, a workers’ compensation claim or both.
Many factors can affect the value of a construction accident claim, and no two claims are exactly alike. Consequently, no attorney can tell you exactly how much money you can recover following a construction accident. However, our experienced construction accident attorneys can go over these factors, figure out which ones are likely to impact your claim, and prepare the best case in response to go after maximum damages.
Some of the factors that can affect your claim include:
In Las Vegas, if you file a personal injury claim, you must show that the other party was negligent to recover compensation for your injuries.
This means you need to prove:
If you pursue a workers’ compensation claim, you do not need to prove fault to recover benefits. Even if you were at fault for the accident, if you were injured on the job, you can collect workers’ compensation from your employer.
To present a well-prepared construction accident claim, you need an experienced construction accident lawyer on your side. Construction accident cases are complicated. Plus, they include dealing with large construction company insurance teams that will often try to do anything to stop or minimize you from collecting the money you need. When you work with Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC, you do not have to go through this challenging process on your own.
Our attorneys can not only properly represent you and your interests, but we can also:
If you or a family member suffered an injury because of a construction accident, our legal team is ready to help. Do not wait any longer. Contact Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC today for a free initial consultation, either through our contact page or by calling us at (702) 382-9797.
“Michelle and Lina are spectacular and they are great to work with. The office is very professional and you will not be disappointed with the service. Benson & Bingham will fight for every penny and they will do everything possible to make sure you are satisfied. It is without hesitation or reservation that I recommend them for your case.” -Hearly S.