Bloomfield Hills Construction Accidents Attorney Represents Injured Workers
Michigan law firm aids clients who sustain injuries on building and repair sites
Construction sites are often dangerous places, due to factors that can include busy activity, heavy machinery and dangerous materials. When on-the-job carelessness, malfunctioning equipment or another issue causes an accident, The Joseph Dedvukaj Firm, P.C. in Bloomfield Hills stands up for the rights of injured workers. We represent clients throughout the Detroit area and have a strong track record of securing substantial compensation for victims. If you’ve been injured or if you have lost a family member in a construction accident, our experienced Michigan law firm will put all of its resources to work investigating the incident and pursuing appropriate payment.
Experienced lawyer handles cases involving all types of construction injuries
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that 1,061 construction workers lost their lives in 2019. This figure represents approximately one in five of all private industry worker deaths for that year. There are approximately 200,000 recorded cases of construction worker injuries annually. How do accidents that result in fatalities and non-fatal injuries happen? According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), these are the most frequent causes of construction worker fatalities and injuries:
- Falls from heights
- Being struck by falling, flying or swinging objects
- Getting caught in between equipment or in trenches
When safety standards are violated or equipment is defective, accidents like these and other incidents that lead to serious injuries or fatalities are more likely. Our law firm will examine the evidence from the accident to determine how it occurred and who may be responsible.
Effective litigator represents clients in construction accident claims
In general, employees who work for construction companies that carry workers’ compensation can’t sue their employers for on-the-job injuries, unless an exception applies. But if a supplier, product manufacturer or someone who works for a different contractor contributed to your injury, you may be able to file a lawsuit against them, in addition to collecting workers’ comp benefits. And if you are an independent contractor who is not covered by workers’ compensation, you can file a lawsuit if the accident that injured you was caused by negligence. As an experienced construction accident litigator, Attorney Joseph Dedvukaj can outline your options based upon the facts of your case.
Compassionate counselor assists survivors in wrongful death lawsuits
If you’ve lost a family member in a construction accident, you may be able to get death benefits and reimbursement for funeral and burial costs through a workers’ compensation claim. If the decedent was not covered by workers’ comp, or if the victim was covered, but the fatal accident was caused by the intentional conduct of their direct employer, a third party, a defective product or a toxic substance, you may be able to get compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. If you are an eligible survivor of the deceased, we will counsel you regarding the available legal remedies and represent you if you choose to bring a claim.
Contact a seasoned Michigan construction accident law firm for a free consultation
The Joseph Dedvukaj Firm, P.C. in Bloomfield Hills fights for the rights of Michigan clients hurt in construction accidents. To schedule a free consultation, call our firm at 248-621-4873 or contact us online.