Aggressive Construction Accident Attorneys Fighting for the Rights of Injured Workers
Assisting victims and their families after a construction site accident
Construction sites are dangerous places, whether you are working, visiting or even just passing by. The various pieces of machinery and equipment can be extremely harmful, especially when individuals or companies fail to create and implement proper safety practices. From serious falls to structure collapses, the risks are numerous, leaving victims with injuries that have a lasting impact on the quality of their lives.
Seeking compensation for a construction site injury can prove difficult without skilled representation from an experienced Mississippi construction site injury lawyer. Our team of legal professionals have helped numerous injury victims obtain the compensation they need to secure proper medical treatment and recover from these traumatic accidents, including a $20 million award for a client who was hit while driving his car through a construction zone. For more than 35 years, the lawyers of Merkel & Cocke, P.A. have advocated for injured people across Mississippi, Arkansas, and Tennessee. Let us put our knowledge to work in your construction injury case.
Handling various construction accident injuries
The risk of injury is high on or near construction sites. That is why federal and state agencies have established mandatory standards and guidelines to promote safety within these industrial environments. Unfortunately, these regulations are not always followed, leading to accidents, serious injuries and even death. At Merkel & Cocke, our team of seasoned attorneys has represented clients throughout the region who were injured because of:
- Ladder and scaffolding accidents
- Improper crane operation
- Improper forklift operation
- Heavy machinery negligence
- Falls from high elevations
- Building collapses
- Construction vehicle accidents
- Electrical malfunctions
- Toxic substance exposure
What are the most serious construction site injuries?
If you were injured in a construction site accident, the first step is to seek medical attention and, if you are a worker, notify your employer of through proper channels. Even if your injuries appear minor, see a physician. Some serious injuries are not immediately apparent and left undiagnosed can develop into more severe conditions.
After you obtain proper treatment, your very next step should be to call a team of knowledgeable lawyers. We have seen numerous construction site accident cases, involving such injuries as:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Electrocution and burn injuries
- Head and neck injuries
- Broken bones
- Wrongful death
We analyze the extent of your injuries and determine a fair and just compensation amount to pursue. Our legal team then works together to develop the best strategy for obtaining the maximum amount of compensation for you and your family.
Contact our Mississippi construction site accident lawyers today
Why should negligent construction site owners and contractors get away with the harm they caused you and your family? Contact Merkel & Cocke, P.A. for help after a construction accident. With more than 200 years of collective legal experience, we provide quality representation. From our home office in Clarksdale, we assist injured parties throughout Mississippi, including Tupelo, Jackson, and across the Gulf Coast region. We also handle construction site injury cases in Tennessee and Arkansas. To schedule a free consultation, call us today at 662-799-1633 or complete our contact form.