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Construction Accident Lawyers in Jackson, MS

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If you’ve been injured while working on a construction site, you understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll it can take. The experienced team of construction accident lawyers at NST Law is here to help you navigate the complexities of your case. We have a deep understanding of the laws and regulations governing construction sites and are committed to advocating for your rights. 

Whether you’ve been hurt due to a fall, equipment malfunction, scaffolding collapse, or any other hazard, we will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Fill out our online contact form or call (601) 362-5222 to schedule your free consultation with a skilled construction accident lawyer in Jackson, MS. 

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Understanding Construction Accidents

Construction accident cases involve injuries sustained by individuals working on construction sites due to various hazards or negligence. Injured workers have the option to seek compensation through workers’ compensation benefits, which provide coverage for medical expenses and lost wages regardless of fault. 

Alternatively, they may pursue a personal injury claim to seek compensation for additional damages, such as pain and suffering. A skilled construction accident attorney can assess the circumstances of your case, determine the best course of action, and advocate for your rights to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

To minimize the risk of construction accidents, workers and managers must follow the Occupational Safety and Health Act. This law requires employers to enforce federal safety standards and provide training to minimize the risk of construction accidents. Our construction accident attorneys can provide guidance about OSHA workplace requirements.

Why Choose Jackson, MS Construction Accident Lawyers?

If you or a loved one have been hurt in a construction accident, NST Law’s experienced and tenacious Jackson construction accident lawyers can help. For over 30 years, our construction accident compensation attorneys have represented injured construction workers and their families throughout Mississippi and beyond. We have recovered over $2 billion in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients.

Our construction accident personal injury lawyers have litigated and tried cases before juries and judges in state and federal courts throughout the country. We have extensive experience handling personal injury, workers’ compensation, wrongful death, and product liability cases involving accidents at Mississippi construction sites.

Legal Services Offered

NST Law’s workplace injury lawyers offer injured construction workers legal help for construction workers and their families. Our services include:

  • Construction accident case evaluation – Our trusted Jackson, MS, construction site accident lawyers can evaluate your case to determine if you are eligible to file a construction accident lawsuit or workers’ compensation claim.
  • Investigation of negligence and liability – Our lawyers can analyze your case to determine whose negligence caused your injuries. Our construction injury lawyers will use their specialized knowledge to help you secure full and fair compensation. 
  • Representation in negotiations with employers and insurers – Your attorney can handle all settlement negotiations on your behalf. We can navigate the legal complexities of your case while you focus on getting the rest you need. 
  • Litigation as needed – If the other party refuses to settle for an appropriate amount, our construction accident negligence lawyers can take your case to court. We will use our advocacy skills to help you get the verdict you deserve.
  • Support for injured pedestrians and bystanders – We can also provide legal representation for pedestrians and bystanders who were hurt by the construction accident.

Types of Construction Accident Injuries

Construction accidents can cause injuries ranging from mild to severe. Construction accident and injury types we commonly see include: 

  • Falls from heights – These occur when workers fall from ladders, scaffolding, roofs, or other elevated surfaces, often resulting in serious injuries such as fractures or traumatic brain injuries.
  • Struck by object – Injuries caused by being struck by tools, equipment, or construction materials.
  • Electrocution – Results from contact with live electrical wires or faulty equipment, causing severe burns, cardiac arrest, or nerve damage.
  • Machinery accidents – Involve being caught in or crushed by machinery or equipment, resulting in amputations, fractures, or internal injuries.
  • Slip and fallsThese accidents occur due to wet or uneven surfaces on construction sites, leading to injuries such as sprains, strains, or fractures.
  • Repetitive motion injuries – Result from performing the same tasks repeatedly over an extended period of time, leading to conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome or tendonitis.
  • Burns and explosions – Caused by chemical spills, fires, or explosions on construction sites, resulting in severe burns, respiratory injuries, or even death.
  • Crushing injuries – Occur when workers are pinned or trapped between heavy objects or machinery, causing internal injuries, fractures, or traumatic amputations.
  • Respiratory issues – Develop from exposure to hazardous substances such as asbestos, silica dust, or toxic fumes, leading to respiratory conditions like asthma or lung cancer.
  • Hearing loss – Results from prolonged exposure to loud noises from heavy machinery, construction equipment, or explosions, causing permanent damage to the ears and hearing loss.

Proving Negligence in Construction Accidents

If you are suing for personal injury damages, you must normally prove the responsible party’s negligence to receive compensation for your injuries. In other words, you must prove that the defendant’s failure to take reasonable precautions to prevent harm to workers led to an accident that caused financial, physical, or emotional harm.

However, if you are seeking workers’ compensation, you do not have to prove negligence. Mandated through the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Law, workers’ compensation is no-fault insurance, which means you do not need to prove who is at fault in order to collect benefits. Workers’ compensation insurance is paid for by employers. Employers have to procure workers’ compensation themselves and face legal consequences when they do not. 

No matter which route you take, our construction accident attorneys know how to gather the evidence needed to substantiate your case. Important evidence in construction accident cases may include:

  • Accident Reports – Documentation filed by supervisors or authorities detailing the incident.
  • Witness Statements – Testimony from individuals who witnessed the accident or its aftermath.
  • Photographs/Videos – Visual evidence of the accident scene, equipment involved, and injuries sustained.
  • Medical Records – Documentation of injuries, treatment received, and prognosis from healthcare providers.
  • Safety Records – Inspection reports, safety manuals, and training records related to the construction site.
  • Maintenance Records – Documentation of equipment maintenance and repairs.
  • Expert Opinions – Testimony from specialists such as engineers or safety experts regarding construction standards and safety protocols.
  • Employment Records – Documentation of employment history, training, and qualifications of workers involved.
  • OSHA Reports – Reports from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration documenting safety violations or investigations related to the accident.
  • Construction Plans/Blueprints – Documents outlining the layout and design of the construction site, which may be relevant to understanding the circumstances of the accident.

Compensation for Construction Accident Victims

Construction accident victims and their families are eligible to receive various forms of compensation. In construction accident lawsuits, this may include:

  • Non-economic damages to compensate victims and their families for subjective losses, such as pain, suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life.
  • Economic damages to compensate victims and their families for tangible monetary losses, such as medical bills and loss of current and future income.
  • Punitive damages may also be awarded by courts if victims can prove that the liable party acted extremely irresponsibly and with disregard for the safety of others.

Again, construction accident victims may also be eligible to receive workers’ compensation when they cannot work due to an employment-related injury, such as an illness resulting from exposure to dangerous chemicals. Any injury, occupational illness, and work-related death is covered if it arises within the scope and course of employment. 

Workers’ compensation is typically paid quickly, while personal injury claims can take a while to process. As explained by the Mississippi Worker’s Compensation Commission, “An injured worker is entitled to whatever reasonable and necessary medical services are required to treat the injury and achieve maximum cure.” They may also receive two-thirds of their average weekly wage while they recover from their injuries. 

To learn whether suing for personal injury damages or applying for workers’ compensation is a better fit for your case, book a free case review today with our construction injury lawyers.

Client Testimonials and Case Results

NST Law’s construction accident attorneys in Jackson, MS, have obtained over $2 billion in settlements and verdicts for thousands of injured clients and their families. For example, our construction accident liability lawyers have recovered:

  • $970,200 for a logistics worker who sustained a severe ankle injury at work
  • $950,000 for a man who fell from a catwalk during work hours
  • $925,000 for an ethanol plant worker hit by a locomotive engine at work  

The glowing testimonials we receive from our many satisfied clients speak for themselves:

Legal Resources and Information

If you’re interested in learning more about construction accidents, workplace safety, and workers’ rights, here are some legal resources for construction accident victims:

Construction Accident FAQs

Here are some answers to questions about construction accidents we frequently receive from clients and their families:

Am I covered by OSHA?

As explained on its official government website, OSHA “covers most private sector employers and their workers, in addition to some public sector employers and workers in the 50 states and certain territories and jurisdictions under federal authority.”

Can someone file a complaint on my behalf?

Yes, our construction accident attorneys are ready to file the strongest claim possible on your behalf. Among other things, we will:

  • Gather vital information to build a strong case
  • File all of your paperwork on time
  • Negotiate with the opposing party for full and fair compensation
  • Represent you in a trial if needed

What is the difference between a construction lawsuit and workers’ compensation?

In workers’ compensation, fault is not a factor, and benefits are provided regardless of who caused the injury. Compensation typically covers medical expenses and lost wages but does not include damages for pain and suffering. Employees generally cannot sue their employers for negligence if covered by workers’ compensation, but they may be able to sue a third party in a personal injury lawsuit to seek additional damages. 

In personal injury lawsuits, plaintiffs must prove negligence by a preponderance of the evidence and can seek compensation for economic and non-economic damages. Workers’ compensation claims are typically processed faster, while personal injury lawsuits can be more time-consuming due to legal proceedings.

Talk to an NST Law construction accident attorney in Jackson, MS, to learn about the best option for you.

Champions for the Injured: Contact Us Today to Schedule Your Free Consultation

Our construction accident lawyers in Jackson, MS, provide personalized advocacy for victims of construction accidents. We have the experience, skills, and resources needed to handle even the most challenging construction accident cases. 

Fill out our online contact form or call (601) 362-5222 to book a free construction accident case evaluation and receive legal assistance. Our office is located at 125 South Congress Street, Suite 1300, Jackson, MS 39201.

NST Law Attorneys Corey Trotz and Alex Saharovich

Contact us for a free consultation now so that we can review your case and decide how we can best help you.

Our Jackson, MS Office

125 South Congress St
Suite 1300
Jackson, MS 39201
Phone: 601-362-5222
Fax: 601-991-3465

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Client Successes
Obtained in tractor-trailer accident case for a husband and wife that suffered traumatic injuries.
Recovered in car accident case against construction company in which our client suffered a traumatic brain injury.
Received for a woman injured in car accident while on the job, who sustained numerous fractures and underwent several surgeries.