Utah Construction Accident Attorney
If you have been seriously injured in a Utah construction accident, you likely have major concerns about your ability to work in the future and pay expensive medical bills. Don’t worry, you are in the right place. At Christensen & Hymas, we work with real construction injury victims on a regular basis and know the devastation these types of accidents can inflict. Some questions a Utah construction accident attorney can help answer include:
- How will I pay my medical bills?
- Can I file a workers’ compensation claim and a personal injury claim?
- What am I eligible to be compensated for?
- What costs does a personal injury claim cover?
- Will I be ok if I can’t continue to work?
For more specific answers to these questions, see our page on filing a personal injury claim for Utah construction accident injuries.
These are stressful things to worry about, and we understand what you are going through. That is also why we recommend you talk to an experienced Utah construction accident attorney to see if you have a case for personal injury compensation.
Fortunately, our attorneys have experience handling cases that may be similar to yours. The following is an account of a real client who recently sought our help after a devastating construction injury.
Serious Roofing Slip & Fall Accident
Our client was working on a construction site for a general contractor. While working on a roofing project, he slipped and fell 12 feet off the roof, landing on his feet and fracturing both ankles. This devastating injury led to a painful recovery process, requiring multiple surgeries, long-term confinement to a wheelchair, and painful physical therapy that lasted nearly a year.
After such a life-altering injury, our client was understandably unsure of what to do next. However, when we met with him to discuss his case, it was clear he had grounds to file a personal injury claim.
Upon review, we determined that the accident occurred due to the negligence of the general contractor. The plywood particle boards that were placed on the roof were installed with the textured side of the board facing down, leaving the more slippery side exposed. The fall occurred when our client stepped on that slick surface and fell 12 feet off the roof.
Because the fault of the accident was with the general contractor, we were able to open a personal injury claim for our client. His successful claim helped him receive significant compensation to help pay for costly medical expenses and recover from his injuries while out of work.
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Common Utah Construction Accidents
Though a slip and fall accident was the case for our client, there are many other possible Utah construction accidents that could leave you seriously injured and eligible to pursue personal injury compensation. Some of the more common accidents on a typical construction site include:
- Large vehicles carrying heavy equipment
- Tall heights
- Flammable and explosive material
- Extremely heavy objects
- Electrical systems
- Slippery areas
- Reckless vehicles driving through construction zones
- Long term effects of noise, chemical exposure, asbestos, etc.
Any such accident can be debilitating and very costly. Though workers’ compensation benefits are available to you, they may not be enough to cover all your expenses. These benefits may cover only 60% or less of your expenses. A successful personal injury claim may cover the difference and provide additional compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Future medical bills
If you are involved in any such accident, you should take these steps as soon as possible to ensure you are adequately treated and financially secure.
- Seek immediate medical attention.
- Report your accident and injury to your employer.
- File a claim for workers’ compensation benefits.
- Speak with a Utah construction accident attorney to see if you are eligible for personal injury compensation.
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Speak Personally With a Utah Construction Accident Attorney Today
At Christensen & Hymas, we have seen firsthand what you may be going through after your injury, and want to help you get the compensation you need to pay all of your medical bills and make a complete recovery. We know you are an honest, hardworking person who only wants what is fair, and we want to help you get back to work.
Depending on the circumstances of your injury, you may have a case for personal injury compensation. Here at Christensen & Hymas, you will meet directly with either myself (Ken Christensen) or Russ Hymas to review your situation and determine whether or not you have a case. And don’t worry about expensive legal fees. If we don’t win, you don’t pay.
If you have been seriously injured in a construction accident where a third party contractor is at fault, contact an experienced Utah construction accident attorney at Christensen & Hymas today for a free case review. We promise to serve with integrity and compassion throughout the entire process.