Hawaii Construction Accident Attorney:
Foster Law Offices represents Hawaii residents and others who have been injured as a result of a construction accident involving the negligence of a property owner, contractor, piece of machinery, or other negligent act or omission that causes an injury to a worker or construction site visitor.
Types of Construction Accidents In Hawaii:
Construction accidents can take many forms. Whether it's a crane accident on a large scale commercial project in Waikiki or a slip/trip-and-fall on a small-scale residential remodeling project in Kihei, a construction accident can cause financial havoc in the life of workers, independent contractors, and construction site visitors alike.
Construction Accidents May Be Personal Injury Claim In Addition To Worker's Compensation Claim:
Although many construction accidents on the laborer's side are covered by worker's compensation insurance and/or temporary disability insurance, there are many accidents that can be actionable as personal injury claims as well. To determine whether you or a loved one can pursue a personal injury claim resulting from a construction accident, it is important to discuss the facts of your accident with an experienced personal injury attorney before submitting any insurance claims.
Injuries in a construction accident most commonly fall under four categories: falls, electrocutions, a strike from an object, or being caught in between objects, but there are countless other accidents that can result in serious injuries Including but not limited to:
Scaffolding accidents, compressed gas accidents, welding accidents, defective tools, defective machinery, nail gun accidents, loss of appendages, forklift accidents, crane accidents, fires/explosion, structure failure, design defects, building collapse, etc.
Construction Accident Injuries Are Not "A Part of The Job":
With so many hazards involved in any construction project – large or small - it is sometimes easy for the injured worker or contractor to think that their injury was just “part of the job”. However, most construction site accidents are avoidable and many accidents are caused by a decision to save money on equipment maintenance/replacement, worker training/experience, or by rushing to complete a job in dangerous conditions.
Hawaii Construction Company and Worker Safety:
It is the legal responsibility under Hawaii law for the general contractor, property owner, equipment manufacturer and others to preserve worker and contractor safety. Although there are a few dangers involved in construction that are unpreventable, when an accident occurs, it is most often due to a lack of oversight by, one or all, of these parties and they can be held negligent for the injuries sustained by anyone in that accident. Negligence in construction site accidents can also be attributed to non-employer entities such as the manufacturer or distributor of defective building materials or a third-party subcontractor's negligent workplace mistake.
We Are Here To Help:
Unfortunately, proving negligence and recovering damages in a personal injury claim are not the same thing. It is important to hire an attorney that can navigate the nuanced relationships between employers and insurance companies to ensure you receive the appropriate treatment and concurrent monetary compensation for your injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident involving negligence, we can help. To schedule a free consultation with our firm, please call or text (808) 348-7800 or if you prefer to submit your inquiry via email please complete the "Contact Our Firm" box to the right. We look forward to speaking with you.