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  1. Your Options if You Suffered a Construction Accident in Ellensburg
  2. You Have Options Beyond Workers’ Compensation in Ellensburg, WA
  3. Why Partner With a Construction Lawyer From Herschensohn Law?
  4. How Our Lawyers Will Fight for Your Financial Recovery in Ellensburg
  5. Recoverable Damages in an Ellensburg Construction Accident Case
  6. Types of Construction Accidents Herschensohn Law Handles in Ellensburg
  7. What Should I Do After a Construction Accident in Ellensburg, WA?
  8. Call Herschensohn Law Today for a Free Consultation

Did you suffer injuries while working construction in Ellensburg? You should get fair compensation for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages resulting from the work accident. One of the Ellensburg construction lawyers from Herschensohn Law will fight for your complete financial recovery.

While all workers are eligible for workers’ compensation as a construction worker, benefits only go so far. They only account for some of your lost income, and they don’t include compensation for pain and suffering. In some cases, workers are able to sue third parties for other damages. 

Call Herschensohn Law today at (206) 588-4344 for your free consultation. Our personal injury attorneys can set your case in motion now. 

Your Options if You Suffered a Construction Accident in Ellensburg

Before we launch into the benefits of partnering with Herschensohn Law, we want you to know your options following an on-the-job injury. If you suffered injuries, you can elect to: 

Have the Department of Labor and Industries Hire a Lawyer 

If another party’s negligence led to your job-related injury, the Department of Labor and Industries (DLI) will hire a lawyer to file a third-party claim. If the DLI handles your case, it will take a portion of your settlement to account for what it paid out in workers’ compensation. It is not concerned with getting you compensation for non-economic damages like pain and suffering. It only seeks to recoup its losses. 

Hire Your Own Lawyer 

You don’t want a lawyer from the DLI representing you. They could have dozens of cases at one time, and they may only focus on resolving your case and moving on to the next one. Our team prioritizes your well-being above all else. We intend to recover damages that account for the full scope of your pain, suffering, and inconvenience. 

You Have Options Beyond Workers’ Compensation in Ellensburg, WA

While helpful, workers’ compensation benefits are limited in their scope and coverage. What’s more, under Washington State Industrial Insurance Act of 1911/RCW 51, you can’t sue your employer for an on-the-job accident. However, this statute does not protect third parties from lawsuits. 

Our construction accident team can evaluate whether another party’s negligence led to your construction accident. These parties can include:  

  • A negligent subcontractor
  • An employee of a subcontractor
  • A general contractor
  • A property owner
  • An equipment manufacturer
  • A vehicle manufacturer 
  • Any other party that is not your employer

There are many parties involved in the day-to-day operations of a construction site. So, many parties could share liability for your injury-related losses. If that’s the case, we can hold each of them accountable and pursue what you need. 

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Why Partner With a Construction Lawyer From Herschensohn Law?

Led by Attorney Zach Herschensohn, the attorneys at Herschensohn Law understand the dangers that construction workers in Ellensburg face. We also know the line between an accepted risk and an unacceptable risk. When a negligent third party endangers and ultimately injures a construction worker, they must pay.

We’re not like other Washington State law firms. For instance: 

  • We have an office in Ellensburg: Our office on 2nd Avenue in Ellensburg will be the headquarters for your case. This location allows us to provide in-person legal service and personally visit every case-related location. We encourage clients to visit us when they want in-person updates about their cases.
  • We have the resources to build a worthy case: Our firm’s lawyers, paralegals, investigators, and experts will work together in building your case. We use all of our financial resources to build the best case we possibly can. 
  • Our firm requires no upfront or out-of-pocket payment: Our contingency-fee structure means you pay nothing up front to hire Herschensohn Law. Our firm only gets our attorney’s fees if your case succeeds. 
  • Your needs are our priority: Herschensohn Law exists for one reason: to serve injured people in Washington State. We’re on your side––not the other team’s. Our lawyers fight tooth and nail to achieve a fair outcome. 
  • If the liable party wants a fight, we’ll give it to them: Construction workers are tough, and we mirror that toughness in our legal representation. If the other party refuses to pay what you deserve, we’ll give them a fight. We have a single-minded mission, and that’s getting the compensation you need.

How Our Lawyers Will Fight for Your Financial Recovery in Ellensburg

Our lawyers understand the essential role construction workers play in building cities like Ellensburg. We pride ourselves on being there when injured workers need help. Our team will assist you by:

Securing Evidence of Negligence

Evidence is often time-sensitive in construction accident cases. This is a key reason to hire Herschensohn Law as soon as you can. We want every opportunity to gather the evidence needed to bolster your claim. 

Our lawyers and investigators will visit the scene of your accident, securing any evidence that benefits your case. Video footage, witness accounts, incident reports, and expert testimony can all serve as compelling evidence. 

Identifying All Liable Parties

As noted, multiple third parties could be liable for your construction accident and resulting damages. Based on our investigation, our team will identify the liable parties and seek appropriate compensation from them. 

Documenting Your Damages

Your attorneys at Herschensohn Law document your damages using:

  • Bills for all accident-related medical care
  • Images of your injuries
  • Expert testimony about your injuries, symptoms, and resulting damages
  • A doctor’s testimony that you’re unable to work (if you’re pursuing lost income) 
  • Your tax records, which will help prove your lost income
  • Testimony regarding your personal pain and suffering 

If additional documentation is available, we will use it to build your third-party construction accident claim.

Calculating Exactly How Much Compensation You Deserve

We enter settlement negotiations with an exact target in mind. Our settlement calculations will include both economic and non-economic damages.

Fighting for Your Settlement

Herschensohn Law will go head-to-head with anyone who stands between us and a fair settlement. We don’t shy away from tough negotiations and complicated courtroom battles. We go above and beyond for what you deserve. 

Recoverable Damages in an Ellensburg Construction Accident Case

Each construction accident victim has a unique story. Some claims mostly comprise healthcare costs. Others rely more on non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering. It is our lawyers’ role to identify and value your damages, then demand financial recovery. 

Compensable losses in your construction accident case may include: 

  • Non-economic damages. Your compensable losses go beyond your financial hardships. They can also account for the challenges the injury inflicted. Recoverable non-economic damages include pain and suffering, lost quality of life, emotional trauma, and disability. 
  • Lost income and other work-related damages. Being injured, especially for construction workers, means being unable to earn a living. We will total the cost of your current and future lost income. We will also include other work-related damages in your case, like lost bonuses and benefits.
  • Medical expenses: The attorneys at Herschensohn Law will demand fair compensation for all of your accident-related medical expenses. This includes the cost of emergency treatment, hospitalization, and doctors’ visits.
  • Rehabilitation costs (physical and vocational): If you need physical or vocational rehabilitation as you recover from your injuries, we will seek compensation to cover those costs. 

This list only outlines some recoverable damages in your Ellensburg construction accident case. Depending on your situation, we could pursue other losses than those listed here. 

Recoverable Damages in Fatal Construction Accidents in Ellensburg

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) deems construction as one of the deadliest workforces. If you lost a loved one to a construction accident, we would be honored to advocate for what your family needs. While compensation can’t undo your grief, it can offer closure and financial justice. 

Damages through a wrongful death claim or lawsuit may include: 

  • Funeral expenses
  • Medical bills for end-of-life care
  • Lost companionship of a spouse
  • Lost guidance of a parent
  • Lost financial support
  • Lost household services 

We handle your wrongful death claim with compassion and dignity. We treat your family the way we would want ours to be treated: with respect. 

Types of Construction Accidents Herschensohn Law Handles in Ellensburg

Much can go wrong on a construction site. However, third parties have a duty to take precautionary measures, and third-party negligence may contribute to:

  • On-site vehicle accidents
  • Collapsing trenches 
  • Electrocution incidents
  • Falling construction materials
  • Heavy machinery accidents 
  • Fires 
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals 

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) notes that falls are among the most dangerous workplace accidents. Other hazards include motor vehicle accidents, a lack of protective equipment, and heavy smoke. 

“Zach will always take time and give you quality advice that you can trust. Highly recommended!”

- P.R., Katy, WA

What Should I Do After a Construction Accident in Ellensburg, WA?

Medical attention should be among your top priorities after a construction accident. Depending on the severity of your condition, this may include visiting a hospital or scheduling an appointment with your physician. Getting medical care is twofold; it bolsters your injury claim and helps you reach maximum medical improvement. 

We also recommend following your doctor’s recommended treatment plan. This may involve going to physical therapy, taking medications as prescribed, and attending all follow-up appointments. 

Other considerations that could bolster your claim include: 

  • Keeping all information related to your case. While we can gather the evidence needed to build your claim, you may also come into possession of key information, such as an accident report. 
  • Refusing to give a recorded statement. The insurance company may ask for a recorded statement. Giving one is not in your best interest. The insurer can use anything you share to question your case––even the nature of your condition. When you work with an attorney from Herschensohn Law, we can give the insurer all the information it needs. 
  • Partaking in a free case review. Herschensohn Law offers free case reviews where we can explore your options together. There’s no obligation to partner with us when you call. This conversation intends to put your mind at ease. 

Call Herschensohn Law Today for a Free Consultation

Let the Ellensburg construction lawyers from Herschensohn Law fight for every dollar you deserve. Focus on your health while we focus on your financial recovery.

Call Herschensohn Law today at (206) 588-4344 for your free consultation. 

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