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Nevada Construction Accident Attorney

Nevada Construction Accident AttorneysConstruction sites abound in Nevada. Whether you’re near rapidly-growing Las Vegas, or you’re out in a suburban or rural area, there’s a high likelihood that you’ll see at least a few construction sites. People who aren’t in the construction industry often overlook just how many people it takes to power this many projects.

If you’re familiar with construction, though, you already know that there are lots of construction professionals working throughout the State of Nevada. These individuals are responsible for actually getting work done on those countless construction sites, and, unfortunately, with lots of sites and lots of employees (and risk) comes lots of injuries.

Worksite construction accidents are common in Nevada. Many construction workers find themselves in precarious or dangerous situations every day. Even one day spent on the job opens up lots of opportunities for injury: heavy equipment, falling tools and building materials, and more are all daily risks that construction workers face.

When this happens to you, call Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC.

Injured in a Construction Accident In Nevada? Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC Can Help

At Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC, we leverage decades’ worth of collective legal experience to offer our clients reliable legal representation. Our team works aggressively to help protect your rights, and we are proud of our track record of helping people in your position secure the money they needed to put their lives back in order. Even if you still have questions about your construction accident, or you’re not sure if you have a case, we’re prepared to help.

Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC‘s team of qualified lawyers is prepared to address your concerns. Reach out to us today to find out more about how we can help you regain control of your life after a construction accident.

Nevada Construction Accidents: Employees and Independent Contractors

In Nevada, someone can work on a construction site as either an employee or an independent contractor.

This classification impacts how the employee may pursue compensation after an injury (and from whom to pursue it).

  • Usually, independent contractors on Nevada construction sites are considered employees under Nevada workers’ compensation laws.
  • This means that independent contractors are generally entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
  • Construction industry relationships are considered employer-employee, even if the specific relationships are independent contractor relationships.

Some independent contractors in Nevada are not covered by workers’ compensation after construction accidents. This occurs when:

  • The work performed is not in the construction industry.
  • The alleged employer can show that the independent contractor has an independent enterprise.

For the state to consider a worker as an independent contractor, the worker cannot work in the same trade, business, profession, or occupation as the employer. The worker also must be engaged in a separate business.

One of the following needs to be true, too:

  • The person holds a business or occupational license in his or her own name, or
  • The person owns, rents, or leases property used in furtherance of the business.

Common Injuries After Nevada Construction Accidents

It’s important to remember that every construction accident is unique. What seems like the same accident may cause very different injuries in one person than it does in another. Many people walk away from construction accidents with severe, life-threatening injuries, while other people survive construction accidents with more minor injuries, like lacerations and bruising, which are still serious.

Some examples of injuries commonly associated with construction accidents in Nevada include:

  • Bruising
  • Lacerations
  • Broken/fractured/shattered bones
  • Hearing loss
  • Vision loss
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Loss of limb

What Are the Most Common Causes of Nevada Construction Accidents?

Construction accidents happen for a lot of reasons. Here in Nevada, our statistics usually mirror national ones in terms of accident causes. The U.S. Department of Labor has cited a list of occurrences as the most common causes of construction injuries.

These four accidents are called the “fatal four” because they lead to the most construction accident deaths each year:

  • Falls
  • Struck by an object
  • Electrocutions
  • Caught in or between

Types of Nevada Construction Accidents

There are many opportunities for accidents to occur at the average construction site.

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  • Building collapses: Often caused by improper safety procedures, poor design, or poor materials.
  • Falling objects: Workers can drop boards, bricks, tools, and other objects from high off the ground.
  • Crane accidents: Cranes may feature defective equipment, or users may fail to follow safety procedures.
  • Fires and explosions: Flammable chemicals, pressurized containers, and heat-powered tools all create fire risk at construction sites.
  • Scaffolding collapses: Scaffolding allows construction workers to perform their jobs high off of the ground, but when scaffolding is not put up, maintained, or taken down correctly, it can pose a major risk to nearby individuals.
  • Equipment accidents: Lots of equipment on construction sites, like power tools, can cause dangerous injuries.

Workers’ Compensation After a Nevada Construction Accident

If you were an employee while injured on a construction site, you may qualify to pursue compensation through workers’ compensation insurance.

Employers are legally mandated to provide workers with a safe work environment and to:

  • Clearly display and share workers’ compensation insurance coverage information
  • Supply first-aid treatment to injured workers
  • Provide necessary paperwork to file an injury report and workers’ compensation claim after an accident
  • Share every medical provider option with inured employees

If you have questions about these requirements, or if you want to know more about workers’ compensation after a construction accident in Nevada, a qualified attorney can help.

Workers’ Compensation Is an Exclusive Remedy in Nevada

Nevada law considers workers’ compensation as an exclusive remedy after a Nevada workplace accident. This means that you cannot sue your employer for an amount beyond what you can collect from your workers’ compensation claim. If your workers’ compensation claim is insufficient for your needs and you meet the requirements, a Nevada construction accident lawyer can help you file a third-party claim.

Third-Party Claims After a Construction Accident

If a company other than your employer is partially liable for your Nevada construction site accident, you may take legal action against that party. Construction sites may employ many companies and contractors, so third parties can often contribute to construction accidents. We can help determine if this happened in your case and help you pursue compensation if it did.

Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC: Construction Accident Lawyers in Nevada

If you or someone you love was injured in a construction accident in Nevada, the legal team at Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC can help you pursue justice. Reach out to us online or call (702) 600-6000 today to connect with a qualified Nevada personal injury lawyer about your accident. If you want to speak to our lawyers, you can take advantage of a free initial consultation to learn more about your rights after your construction accident.

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