As experienced Phoenix, AZ construction accident lawyers, we never forget that construction workers make our cities move and grow--they build our roads, factories, homes, schools, hospitals, and more. Construction workers also endure daily hazards that can lead to serious injuries if proper regulations aren’t followed at the worksite. Construction workers are often exposed to dangers like electric shock, demolition, heights, and the depths of excavation. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the construction industry sees the highest number of fatal injuries in any private industry at 9.7 deaths per 100,000 workers. That is nearly three times the fatality rate for all other workers combined. In Arizona, where new roads, businesses, and buildings are constantly breaking ground, these numbers hold firm.
What to Do if Your Loved One Was Killed in a Fatal Arizona Construction Accident
If your loved one was killed in a fatal Arizona construction accident, the following are steps that you should take to ensure that your rights are upheld:
- Gather documentation from the hospital and from your loved one’s employer detailing the injuries and work duties that led to their death;
- File a claim with Worker's Compensation for your loved one’s benefits that should be paid due to their death occurring at work;
- Take pictures of the scene of the accident; and
- Obtain copies of any reports.
Why Contact an Arizona Construction Accident Attorney
Many people believe that they can handle claims from an Arizona construction accident on their own, but the best way to handle your case is to contact an experienced attorney who can help you to assert your rights. The Husband and Wife Law Team understand what it takes to win a construction accident claim. In fact, a verdict of the Husband and Wife Law Team's appeared in a magazine detailing the Top Verdicts in Arizona. Alexis and Mark Breyer will help you determine what the best way is to proceed with your claim. Contact the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. today to get started on your case and learn all your options.