Were you recently hurt while working on a construction site in Reno, Nevada? Contact Battle Born Injury Lawyers for immediate legal assistance. You may have the right to recover compensation for your medical bills, loss of income, and disability. Our experienced Reno construction accident lawyers are ready to help you fight to maximize your recovery.
Since 2010, we’ve been top advocates for injured construction workers and laborers in Reno and across the great State of Nevada. Our dedication to our clients is unmatched, and so are our results. Our attorneys have successfully obtained over $100 million in settlements and verdicts on behalf of deserving clients like you.
Contact our law office in Reno, NV, to discover more about our team and how we can help you get the money you deserve. We offer a free consultation, so give us a call at (775) 535-7768 to schedule yours now.
How Battle Born Injury Lawyers Can Help After a Construction Accident in Reno, Nevada
It’s easy to get overwhelmed after a construction accident in Reno. Do you qualify for workers’ compensation? Can you file a lawsuit to recover additional damages? What steps do you have to take to get the money you need to cover your expenses and bills? What happens when others start to blame you for getting hurt?
Fortunately, you don’t have to tackle these issues on your own. Our award-winning personal injury lawyers in Reno are ready to take care of your case so that you can focus on getting better. We have decades of combined experience helping injured construction workers and fully appreciate how much is at stake for you right now.
As our team navigates your construction accident claim, we will:
- Investigate the circumstances surrounding your construction accident
- Determine if your accident was caused by violations of OSHA or Nevada state safety requirements
- Obtain worksite inspection reports, photographs, video footage, safety training records and policies, physical evidence from the scene, witness statements, and other evidence that might help your claim
- Identify all potential options for financial recovery, including workers’ compensation benefits and/or damages in a personal injury lawsuit
- Negotiate with other parties on your behalf
- Prepare to represent you at hearings or at trial if settlement negotiations don’t yield the best possible result for you
We know that a construction accident can cause significant financial stress in your life. We also don’t want the cost of a lawyer to prevent you from getting the legal help you deserve. That’s why our construction accident attorneys in Reno work on a contingency fee basis. You pay nothing upfront and nothing at all unless we win your case. There’s absolutely no risk involved in getting us on your side.
Give us a call or reach out to us online to learn more. Your first case evaluation is 100% free.
Nevada Construction Accidents Statistics
Every year, thousands of construction workers suffer injuries and die on job sites across the country. Statistics reveal that Nevada is a particularly dangerous place to work, especially in the construction industry.
In 2020, the nonfatal injury rate in Nevada was 3.2 per every 100 workers. The national average was just 2.7. That year, 4 percent of construction workers in Nevada sustained a nonfatal injury or illness on the job.
In Nevada, fatal workplace injuries are increasing at an alarming rate. Between January 2019 and June 2020, 37 workers died on the job. Construction workers accounted for 9 of these deaths – 24% of the state’s total workplace fatalities.
We Handle All Types of Construction Accident Cases in Reno
At Battle Born Injury Lawyers, our attorneys are ready to help you seek compensation after any type of construction accident in Reno, including:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Falls from heights
- Scaffolding accidents
- Ladder accidents
- Structure failure
- Trenching accidents
- Building collapse
- Crane accidents
- Electrical accidents
- Forklift accidents
- Heavy machinery accidents
- Explosions and fires
- Elevator accidents
- Nail gun accidents
- Dumpster accidents
- Compressor accidents
- Brazing accidents
- Wrongful death, and more.
Reach out to a member of our legal team to learn more about our experience handling construction accident cases like yours.
What Are the Leading Causes of Reno Construction Accidents?
Despite strict state and federal safety regulations, construction sites are among the most dangerous places to work in Reno.
Some of the leading causes of construction accidents include:
- Negligent hiring
- Failing to train workers properly
- Failing to provide workers with necessary safety equipment
- Unsecured scaffolding and work equipment
- Inadequate fall protection
- Unsafe equipment
- Missing guards on power tools and heavy machinery
Ultimately, accidents tend to be a consequence of human error or malfunctioning equipment.
What Causes Most Fatal Construction Accidents in Reno?
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), there are four primary mechanisms that cause fatal construction accidents.
Dubbed the “fatal four,” they include:
- Struck by objects
- Caught in/between objects, and
If you’ve had a family member die in a construction accident in Reno, contact our law office for immediate assistance. We can help you seek death benefits and/or pursue compensation from those responsible for your loved one’s untimely and tragic death.
What’s My Construction Accident Case Worth?
The value of your construction accident case will depend on the extent of your injuries, how long you miss work, and how your life is changed in the long term.
Whether you recover workers’ compensation benefits, damages in a personal injury lawsuit, or both forms of compensation will also influence how much money you can get after a construction accident.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits
In Nevada, most employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. When construction workers get hurt on the job, they can recover benefits from this policy.
Workers’ compensation pays limited benefits that cover:
- The costs of reasonable and necessary medical treatment
- Two-thirds of a worker’s average weekly wage (pre-injury) to compensate for a temporary loss of income, and
- Permanent disability in some cases.
Under the workers’ compensation system, injured construction workers waive the right to sue their employers for work-related injuries.
Damages in a Personal Injury Lawsuit
While injured construction workers may not be able to file a lawsuit against an employer, other parties are still fair game. In a personal injury lawsuit, the types of compensation available are more expansive.
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
Punitive damages can also be sought in a civil personal injury claim for damages.
Construction Workers Can Suffer Severe, Fatal Injuries on Reno Worksites
Our Reno personal injury attorneys are ready to help you seek compensation for all of your construction accident injuries, including:
- Cuts and lacerations
- Traumatic brain injury
- Dental injury
- Vision or hearing loss
- Back injury
- Neck injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Nerve damage
- Soft tissue injury
- Wrongful death of a family member, and more.
Seek medical care immediately after your construction accident in Reno, then reach out to our accomplished Nevada trial attorneys to discuss your legal options for financial recovery.
Can I Recover Compensation If I’m Partly Responsible For a Construction Accident in Reno?
If you’re seeking workers’ compensation benefits, then yes. Under the no-fault system, your own negligence won’t be a barrier to compensation.
If you file a personal injury lawsuit against a property owner, manufacturer, engineer, architect, or another liable party, then your own negligence can impact your ability to recover compensation.
Nevada has a modified comparative fault rule with a 51% bar to recovery. Sharing most of the blame will prohibit you from getting compensation. Sharing half or less of the blame will affect how much money you can get. Damages will be reduced based on your degree of fault.
What’s the Deadline For Filing a Claim After a Nevada Construction Accident?
You will have seven days to notify your employer that you got hurt. Then you’ll have 90 days to initiate the process to recover workers’ compensation benefits.
If you file a lawsuit, Nevada state law gives you until the second anniversary of your construction accident. Once the two-year statute of limitations expires, you lose the right to recover the money you need and deserve.
Protect your right to compensation by speaking with an experienced construction accident attorney near you promptly after you get hurt.
Schedule a Free Consultation With an Experienced Reno Construction Accident Lawyer
Contact Battle Born Injury Lawyers if you’ve recently been injured in a construction site accident in Reno, Nevada. You may have the right to recover compensation from your employer’s insurance company or a liable third party. Our experienced Reno construction accident lawyers are ready to help you seek the full value of your case and begin to move forward with your life.
We offer a free, no-obligation case evaluation. Contact our top-rated legal team at our law office in Reno to arrange a time for yours today.