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Carpenter Accident & Workers Compensation Lawyer

carpenter-accident-attorneysOver a million persons were working as carpenters in the U.S. in 2010, making it one of the most significant trades. Almost 40% of these workers were self-employed, either owning a carpentry business or working as an independent contractor.

Were you injured in a construction accident due to another's negligence? Did you lose a loved one in a work-related accident that led to wrongful death?

At Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC, our personal injury attorneys are legal advocates for injured workers fighting aggressively to ensure they receive all available worker's compensation benefits and monetary recovery for their damages.

Call our personal injury legal team today at (888) 424-5757 (toll-free phone number) to use the contact form. All sensitive or confidential information you share with our law firm remains private through an attorney-client relationship.

Common Carpenter Injuries

  • Fall injuries: Falls cause the most injuries and deaths in the construction field. In 2010, over 10,000 injuries and 255 deaths resulted from elevated heights. Carpenters in their line of duty face the following common injuries:
  • Power tools: Nail guns and circular saws are both standard tools that cause injuries. The Center for Disease Control reported over 37,000 emergency visits due to nail guns every year.
  • Falling objects: An object falling and hitting workers is one of the top four injuries involving carpenters. Carpenters working below others at dangerous job sites are at risk for falling materials, building material debris, and equipment that can cause injuries.

What Is the Most Common Carpenter Injury?

According to the Bureau of Labor analysis, falls represent the most common injury that tradespeople sustain. Carpenter-related injuries can appear in all building constructing tasks.

Injuries can happen at any stage and include, but are not limited to:

All carpenters must wear hard hats and protective equipment. This safety precaution for workers is required by law in many jurisdictions.

Who Can Be Held Responsible for a Carpenter Injury?

Owners and builders are responsible for maintaining safe work sites, including:

  • The location of the work has been inspected for potential hazards
  • The nail gun necessary for completing the tasks safely is on-site and in good working order
  • The general contractor protects the carpenters and other workers from any risk from unsafe conditions that could cause injury to construction workers
  • Construction workers must be trained to use all equipment appropriately and to recognize any safety issues they may encounter during their tasks

These legal protections are intended to encourage safe working conditions and protect workers from back injuries from falling debris on the worksite. If a worker is injured on the job because they were not provided with adequate training or safety equipment, it could be considered negligence.

Employers must report all injuries to OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration), providing detailed information about what happened. Contact a personal injury attorney on the phone to search for the available legal options at your disposal.

Filing a Claim for Workers' Compensation Benefits: Schedule a Free Consultation Today

An injury on the job can be a devastating experience. To recover fully, you need to know what legal options are available to pursue compensation for medical expenses and lost wages.

According to law, all employers must participate in the worker's compensation no-fault system that protects injured employees, even if they were injured due to their own negligence.

Every injured worker is entitled to file for workers' compensation benefits to receive wages and funds for medical bills until they can return to work.

Carpenter accidents can be deadly, and even non-fatal injuries can happen in severe accidents creating permanent or catastrophic consequences.

Filing a Wrongful Death Claim Over a Fatal Construction Injury

Construction sites are hazardous places to work. Unfortunately, the industry is a mostly physically intensive job and has a high rate of deadly accidents.

Was your loved one killed in a work-related construction accident? If so, you might be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Call our personal injury attorneys at (888) 424-5757 to search for your justice.

There are many legal opportunities to protect workers. A wrongful death lawsuit can help a family overcome their grief and seek justice and compensation for their loved one.

In the event of a deadly accident, an investigation should be conducted to determine whether it was simply an unfortunate accident or if there was negligence involved.

Wrongful Death Compensation

If you are ready to file a wrongful death lawsuit because of the loss of your loved one, contact our building accident lawyers today to discuss the complex legal process during a free initial consultation.

Your wrongful death lawyer can arrange an official investigation into the circumstances surrounding your loved one's deadly accident and work toward resolving your personal injury case.

With a wrongful death lawsuit, you can recover compensation for:

  • Medical and funeral expenses
  • Loss of financial support through the deceased's income
  • Mental stress and suffering caused by your loved one's death

A wrongful death law firm can help file a suit against any parties involved in your loved one's death to seek financial compensation.

The family of an injured workplace accident victim can also file a lawsuit against the employer for negligence, OSHA violations, and a failure to follow safety standards.

If your loved one died in an on-the-job accident caused by your employer's negligence, a carpenter accident lawyer could file a wrongful death lawsuit on your family's behalf. Contact our law firm today.

Filing a Carpentry Injury Lawsuit Against the Contractor

Did you suffer injuries during work because of hazardous conditions or defective products used at the job site? Then, you might have grounds to file a claim against the contractor.

The lawyers at our law firm can help start the process of filing your lawsuit after a free initial consultation.

For example, a contractor could be responsible for carpenter injuries sustained at the job site because of unsafe conditions or defective products used during building work, serving as the basis for carpentry injuries lawsuits.

Contact Carpenter Workers Compensation & Workplace Accident Lawyer

Our experienced worker's compensation attorneys understand the strain that a workplace accident can put on a carpenter, physically, financially, and emotionally. Whether you are employed by a company or self-employed, it is essential to know your options for financial compensation.

Did you suffer severe injuries at your carpentry job? Was your loved one killed due to another's negligence? Our accident lawyers have recovered hundreds of millions for our clients.

Call our personal injury attorneys today at (888) 424-5757 (toll-free phone number) or use the contact form to schedule a free consultation. Our law firm can discuss your legal rights, review the evidence/medical bills, and determine your case's merits for compensation.

Through contingency fee agreements, our construction site accident attorneys accept all personal injury cases and wrongful death lawsuits. This promise ensures that you pay no upfront fees until our law firm resolves your legal issue through a negotiated settlement or jury trial award.

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