Our St. Louis construction accident lawyers have helped thousands of workers with serious personal injury claims. We have a special interest in construction accidents. Managing partner Ryan Bradley’s first job as a young adult was in the construction industry. While working in that field, he learned first hand how dangerous can be. Since that time many years ago, The Bradley Law Firm has dedicated a substantial percentage of its practice in helping construction accident victims obtain recoveries outside the constraints and limitations of workers compensation laws.
We routinely represent injured workers and their families for those who are killed in construction related accidents and disasters. Our St. Louis construction accident lawyers handle claims throughout Missouri. If you or a loved one were involved in a construction site accident today, call us immediately.
Construction workers have a very dangerous job. Therefore, there are rules in place to protect workers. When construct accidents happen they are usually the result of safety regulations being violated. Construction accidents and deaths can be very challenging cases. Many times, the exact cause of the collapse, failure or defect is not known until many months after the incident when experts can fully evaluate the evidence. Often, this process can take months or even years.
If you were injured on the job, you may wonder why you need an injury attorney rather than a workers compensation insurance attorney. The fact is you may have both a work comp claim and a separate personal injury claim. Cases involving construction accidents are not always straightforward. You need a construction accident law firm who can pursue both claims.
The first step our lawyers will take is to put the employer and all other potential companies and individuals on notice of your claim. The reason we do this is to ensure that all evidence is preserved and accounted for.
The second thing we do is ensure the incident was reported in accordance with OHSA guidelines and that an investigation is on-going.
Third, we begin conducting our own investigation and request immediate access to the site of the incident. Our construction accident attorneys will attend a site inspection with our own experts and take videos, pictures and measurements.
Afterwards, we will investigate and research the causes of the accident and determine likely sources of negligence. We will then meet with you to review our investigation and jointly determine the next steps. If a construction accident lawsuit is needed to be filed, we take care of that for you. Often, this is the only way to force at-fault parties to being turning over important pieces of evidence.
We will specifically investigate the following to determine if they have any liability in connection with your incident:
Our lawyers will investigate all sources of potential damage and hire the necessary experts to help quantify those losses. Claims in construction accidents can include:
When you hire The Bradley Law Firm’s construction accident lawyers, we associate with the best, brightest and most talented experts to promptly investigate your incident and ensure justice is obtained from all responsible parties.
Because we only work with the very best experts, only when they determine a claim is meritorious do we move forward. In some occasions, our law firm will not be in a position to represent you if the experts cannot support a claim of negligence against another party. However, by this time, you will have at the very least obtained an expert’s opinion on what caused your particular incident.
As always, hiring The Bradley Law Firm costs you nothing. Our construction accident lawyers will pay for the case to be evaluated by an expert and will only earn a fee if our law firm decides to take the case and are successful. Our attorneys are just a phone call or email away. Contact us for a case evaluation.
Construction sites pose unique risks to workers. Our law firm helps construction workers obtain full compensation for injuries sustained on the job.
When we are contacted for a construction site injury claim, the first thing we determine is how the parties are related. Missouri law defines, and limits, the legal duties an owner, contractor, subcontractors, independent contractors and employees have to one another. These relationships must be carefully analyzed to determine if a legal duty exists, and whether that duty was breached. Under Missouri law, most all claims by an employee against his or her employer must be filed as a workers compensation claim.
Beyond the above, Missouri courts have implemented certain legal principles such as the borrowed servant doctrine and the acceptance doctrine to insulate certain classes of people from liability.
Under Missouri law, the injured worker can also be held responsible for his or her own injuries, if they were negligent. In a workers compensation claim, there are specific deductions applicable if the workers was under the influence of drugs, alcohol, etc.
Defective fork lifts, defective tractors, defective back hoes, defective air compressors and many other types of heavy equipment cause serious injury and death to many working men and women. Most often these failures are due to improper welding, defective welding, defective installation, improper design, improper use, faulty wiring, defective wiring, loose connections, improper maintenance, etc.
These kind of lawsuits require the assistance of an engineer to determine what caused a particular piece of equipment to fail. Once the cause of the failure is pinpointed, it is the responsibility of a lawyer to analyze the information to determine if this was the fault of a manufacturer. If it is determined the manufacturer improperly designed the equipment, defectively produced the piece of equipment, or failed to provide an adequate warning to consumers indicating the potential dangers in the use of that equipment, then a Missouri personal injury lawsuit can be filed for product liability.
Our goal is to maximize your recovery. This means we may need to file both workers compensation claims against the employer, common law negligence claims against other responsible parties, and if warranted, a product liability claim if a worker is hurt as a result of defective or unreasonably dangerous construction equipment. In this scenario, the product liability claim may be brought against the manufacturer in conjunction with other
E. Ryan Bradley has handled many claims and lawsuits for hurt workers injured as a result of a dangerous work condition and where heavy equipment failures were responsible for serious injury or death.
If you or a loved one were injured by heavy equipment, please contact the lawyers at E. Ryan Bradley to discuss your case. We have decades of experience handling Missouri injury lawsuits and will effectively and aggressively represent you and your family.
Our Personal Injury Attorneys have proudly collected TENS OF MILLIONS of dollars in compensation for clients. Below are some of our recent personal injury case results.
"Overall, I had a great experience working with The Bradley Law Firm!! I would recommend Ryan and his team to anyone. Being involved in a car accident can be quite stressful and dealing with insurance companies can be even more stressful. Having Ryan in my corner lifted a huge burden off my shoulders and made this process much easier for me. They handled everything. Tina is great…she is awesome! She’s extremely patient and kept me informed throughout the entire process. The Bradley Law Firm team is very personable, easy to talk to, and a pleasure to work with."
Our Personal Injury Attorneys have proudly collected TENS OF MILLIONS of dollars in compensation for clients.
It is our mission to ensure you receive a maximum recovery for all of your damages, to the fullest extent under the law.
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