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.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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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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:
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:
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.
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.
Your attorneys at Herschensohn Law document your damages using:
If additional documentation is available, we will use it to build your third-party construction accident claim.
We enter settlement negotiations with an exact target in mind. Our settlement calculations will include both economic and non-economic damages.
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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
After a worker was electrocuted on a construction site and suffered life-changing injuries, we fought and won on their behalf.
When a retired man was killed in a truck accident, we made sure his grieving family got fair compensation.
When a defective medical device harmed our client, we fought to ensure they had the financial compensation needed to recover.
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When you request your free consultation, Kent personal injury attorney Zach Herschensohn will listen to you, answer your questions, lay out your legal options, and give you down-to-earth legal advice.
When you work with our law office, there are no obligations, hidden fees, or fine print. It’s that simple.