According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 2.8 million work-related injuries and illnesses occurred in 2019 (not including fatalities). The BLS reports that construction was among the top five occupations reporting missed days due to worker injuries in 2018.
If you or someone you love was injured in a construction accident, a Dayton construction accident lawyer from the Fitch Law Firm LLC can help you seek financial compensation. On your behalf, our team members may:
- Identify the at-fault party
- Communicate with them or their representatives for you
- Prove the cause of your injuries
- Evaluate the value of your injuries
- Prepare and file a lawsuit
When you are ready to assess your injuries and determine your next steps toward financial recovery, the Fitch Law Firm LLC is ready to help. Call our personal injury team at (937) 660-4232 and start building your case today. We provide free consultations to all prospective clients.
Common Construction Accident Injuries
A construction site can be a dangerous workplace. An accident on a construction site might lead to injuries ranging from minor to catastrophic. These injuries can temporarily or permanently change your physical abilities and prevent you from immediately returning to your normal activities.
The following injuries are commonly associated with construction accidents. This list is not exhaustive, and you may suffer injuries not included on it:
- Muscle sprains
- Muscle tears
- General soreness
- Cuts and bruises
- Welts and punctures
- Broken bones and fractures
Keeping track of your range of injuries and their required treatments might be challenging. It can be equally challenging to track and compile the plethora of medical bills your injuries might generate. Each health care provider and facility that provides treatment might have its own billing system. In addition, you may have separate costs for prescription medications, in-home assistance, and required rehabilitation.
You do not have to gather all of these bills or complete your case file on your own. The Fitch Law Firm LLC can help you create a complete case file that includes all bills related to your medical care. By doing so, we may be able to assist you in accurately assessing the value of your lawsuit.
For a free legal consultation with a construction accidents lawyer serving Dayton, call 614-963-2808
How a Construction Accident Lawyer Might Benefit You
A Dayton construction accident lawyer from the Fitch Law Firm LLC can help you navigate the personal injury process and understand how Ohio’s laws affect your ability to seek compensation. In addition to guiding you through the legal ramifications of filing a personal injury lawsuit, our team members can also:
- Compile the evidence that supports your lawsuit
- Locate, identify, and interview accident witnesses
- Request, complete, and submit insurance forms
- Negotiate with the at-fault party or their insurer
When we start preparing your lawsuit, we strive to build a comprehensive case file. To do that, we might ask for a wide range of documents, forms, records, reports, and bills. Comply with any requests as soon as possible, or let a team member know if you need help retrieving certain information. Our goal is to provide you with prompt, responsive legal guidance as we help you seek compensation for your damages.
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Calculating the Value of Your Recoverable Damages
The injuries you sustain in a construction accident might have widespread physical and financial repercussions. While you focus on recuperating from your injuries and restoring your physical health, you might not be able to work to support yourself and your family.
Fortunately, the negligent party who caused your accident may owe you compensation. Per Ohio Revised Code § 2315.18, you may be entitled to recover the following damages in a personal injury lawsuit:
- Medical care
- Loss of income
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
- Physical disfigurement
The Fitch Law Firm LLC can work with you to assess the range and scope of the financial expenses and losses that you may be able to recover from the at-fault party.
When you are ready to learn more about your legal options, contact our case review team by calling (937) 660-4232.
Your Time Is Limited to File a Lawsuit in Ohio
The sooner you involve our construction accident team in your fight for financial recovery, the more time we may have to prepare and file your lawsuit. Early intervention is also important because Ohio has a predetermined timeline for holding the at-fault party accountable for your damages via a lawsuit.
Generally, your personal injury lawsuit must be filed within two years of the accident, according to Ohio Revised Code § 2305.10. If you attempt to file your lawsuit late, you might not be allowed to file it at all. If your lawsuit is allowed to be filed late, the at-fault party may request its immediate dismissal. This request is likely to be granted, and you might be left with no options for financial recovery.
With sufficient notice, the Fitch Law Firm LLC can help you file your lawsuit on time.
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Explore Your Options for Financial Recovery
If a construction accident in Dayton left you with injuries, medical bills, income loss, and long-term pain and suffering, you might have the basis of a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party. A lawsuit may help you recover from the financial consequences of the accident.
To learn more about how a Dayton construction accident lawyer from the Fitch Law Firm LLC can help you fight for compensation, call us today at (937) 660-4232. A member of our client intake team is standing by to discuss your accident and your options during your free case review.