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Jackson Construction Accident Lawyer

Despite Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations and safety standards, construction remains one of the most dangerous occupations for workers. If you have been seriously hurt in a construction accident in Mississippi, contact The Penton Law Group, PLLC. Our construction accident attorneys in Jackson can help you pursue the compensation you deserve.

Why Choose The Penton Law Group?

  • We focus our practice solely on injury law – It is all we do.
  • Our construction accident attorneys have over a decade of experience representing injured workers.
  • We are available for questions or concerns 24/7 and respond promptly to calls, texts and emails.
  • We operate on a contingency fee basis which means you do not pay us a fee until we successfully recover compensation for you.

Why You Need a Construction Accident Attorney

For most on-the-job injuries, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. However, after a construction accident you may have additional legal options depending on who was responsible for your accident and injuries. Our experienced Jackson construction accident lawyers can investigate the accident to determine the cause and liability and help you pursue full compensation for your losses.

Construction Accident Statistics

As reported by OSHA:

  • 4,674 worker fatalities occurred in private industry in a recent year.
  • 7% (971) of these deaths were in the construction industry.
  • One in five worker deaths in 2017 occurred in construction.
  • Eliminating the four leading causes of fatalities in the construction industry would save 582 worker lives per year in the U.S.

OSHA’s “Fatal Four”

OSHA has identified the four leading causes of worker death in construction in 2017 (the “Fatal Four”):

  • Falls: 39.2% (381 deaths)
  • Being struck by an object: 8.2% (80 deaths)
  • Electrocution: 7.3% (71 deaths)
  • Being caught in/between equipment or objects or crushed in collapsing structures, equipment or material: 5.1% (50 deaths)

Construction Accidents and Third-Party Liability

Most work-related injuries in Mississippi are covered by workers’ compensation insurance, including construction accidents. However, depending on who was responsible for the accident, injured construction workers may have a personal injury claim against a third party other than the worker’s employer or co-worker.

When third-party negligence causes serious or catastrophic injuries, workers’ compensation benefits may not be enough. To recover full compensation for your losses, it may be necessary to bring a civil claim for damages against the negligent third party. Contacting an experienced Jackson workers compensation attorney can help you through the lawsuit process.

What Gives Rise to a Third-Party Claim for Compensation?

It is typical to have a variety of third-party subcontractors present on a construction site. Third-party liability for a construction accident may arise if:

  • A person or organization (party) owed you a duty of care
  • The party breached that duty of care
  • You were injured because that party was negligent

Damages in a Construction Accident Claim

After investigating your construction accident, our attorneys will inform you if you have a case against a negligent third-party that caused or contributed to your accident and injuries. Damages you may be entitled to claim include:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress

Who Is Liable?

Numerous parties are typically involved in a construction site. Potentially liable third-parties for a construction accident may include negligent:

  • Contractor or subcontractors
  • Architects and engineers
  • Equipment or parts manufacturers
  • Company responsible for maintenance
  • Driver who caused a crash

Contact The Penton Law Group, PLLC

After a serious construction accident, it is important to recover the maximum compensation available under the law. Call The Penton Law Group, PLLC in Jackson, Mississippi to schedule a free consultation at (601) 500-5357. Our experienced Jackson personal injury lawyers can explain your legal options.