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  1. How to Get Compensation After a Construction Accident
  2. Construction Accident Compensation in Seattle
  3. Our Construction Lawyers in Seattle Want to Help
  4. Call Our Seattle Construction Accident Lawyers Today

Construction work is a dangerous profession. If the worst happens and you get hurt on the job, you might be unable to work for an extended period of time, leaving you with no way to pay your bills or support those who rely on you.

Our construction accident lawyers serving Seattle can manage your case on your behalf, fighting for the compensation you deserve from any liable third parties. Call Herschensohn Law today at (206) 588-4344 to learn more about your legal rights and our services—all at no cost to you.

How to Get Compensation After a Construction Accident

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If you suffered injuries in a construction accident, you may be able to receive compensation through the following:

  • Workers’ compensation: All Washington construction workers are entitled to workers’ comp benefits after an on-the-job injury.
  • A DLI-directed lawsuit: The Department of Labor and Industries (DLI) will file a lawsuit against any liable third parties on your behalf if you ask them to do so. However, their main concern is getting a portion of your compensation to cover the workers’ comp benefits you received. They are not invested in your well-being.
  • An independent lawsuit: Instead of filing through the DLI, you can hire your own construction accident attorney from Herschensohn Law. Our team can work with you to file a personal injury claim and ensure that you ask for exactly what you need.

If you wish to pursue this third option, you must take action within three years of the accident. According to RCW § 4.16.080, cases filed after this date are not valid.

You may also only file suit against a negligent third party, such as an independent contractor. Your employer and your coworkers are protected against legal action by the Washington State Industrial Insurance Act of 1911/RCW 51. The injury attorneys at Herschensohn Law can investigate your accident to find all liable third parties and hold them responsible for their actions.

Why File a Construction Accident Lawsuit?

If you are entitled to workers’ comp benefits, why go through the trouble of filing a lawsuit? While workers’ compensation is very useful, it won’t likely cover everything you have lost.

To get reimbursement for everything the construction accident took from you and your family, Herschensohn Law can file a lawsuit on your behalf. You do not have to perform any of the legal work—our team can do everything for you. 

Construction Accident Compensation in Seattle

Workers’ comp will pay for your medical care and a portion of your regular wages. A third-party lawsuit can compensate you for much more than that, such as:

  • The rest of your lost wages, including lost job benefits
  • The physical and emotional pain and suffering associated with the accident
  • Non-medical expenses, such as the loss of valuable personal property or the cost of hiring childcare during treatment
  • The temporary or permanent loss or use of any part of your body (e.g., a broken or amputated limb)
  • The loss of your former position if you are unable to return to your old job because of your injuries
  • The reduced quality of life that comes with being unable to take care of yourself, go out and socialize with others, or perform activities you love

You could receive money through a third-party lawsuit if you suffered any kind of negligence-related accident while on the job, including but not limited to:

  • Falls from a height
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Fires or explosions
  • Slip and falls
  • Trip and falls
  • Accidents involving heavy machinery or equipment

You could also receive compensation after a fatal construction accident. Just because your loved one did not survive long enough to pursue a case does not mean that your family must forego financial compensation—or that the liable party should get away with their actions.

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Our Construction Lawyers in Seattle Want to Help

What can our team do for you after a construction accident? Herschensohn Law is willing and able to perform the following tasks and more for our clients:

  • We can investigate your accident and collect as much evidence as we can find.
  • After collecting evidence, we can use it to prove the third party’s guilt, the extent of your injuries, and the amount of damages you deserve.
  • Our firm can get in touch with the liable party on your behalf. You do not have to go through the emotional turmoil of confronting them yourself or putting yourself at risk of saying something they can use against you.
  • Whether we have to spend long hours at the negotiating table or take the case to trial, we fight diligently for the compensation our clients need to rebuild their lives.
  • We can even take care of the “little” tasks, like responding to emails or filing paperwork.
  • Finally, we are never too busy to help a client in need. We encourage clients to call us with any questions they have about their case or the legal system.

We can help with the cost of filing a lawsuit as well. Our firm works to reduce the financial burden of clients like you by:

  • Providing free case reviews to every single caller, even if they decide not to retain our services afterward
  • Charging no attorney’s fees up front
  • Charging no attorney’s fees at all unless and until we win compensation for the client
  • Walking the client through all potential expenses and answering any questions they have about the costs of filing a construction accident lawsuit

It does not matter to us if the liable party is a small contractor or a large corporation. If their negligent behavior contributed to your accident, they should be held accountable and pay for the injury they caused you. Our legal team stands ready to assist you in your fight.

Call Our Seattle Construction Accident Lawyers Today

Want help understanding your rights and pursuing damages after a construction accident in Seattle? Herschensohn Law can provide you with a construction lawyer who will fight for every penny you deserve. Get started with a free case review by calling (206) 588-4344 today.

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- P.R., Katy, WA

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  1. Washington State Department of Transportation. (2019). Crashes Involving – Motorcycles. Retrieved from  

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