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Construction sites are hazardous places, made more dangerous by the construction workers’ lack of safety training and construction site violations. Unfortunately, construction accidents have become increasingly commonplace in Delaware.

At Schmittinger & Rodriguez, we understand that construction site injuries can be devastating to injured construction workers and their families. We take construction site accidents seriously, which is why we make your case our priority.

A construction accident attorney from Schmittinger & Rodriguez will have the experience to handle all types of construction site injury cases in Delaware. Our attorneys understand construction sites and construction site safety regulations, and we are committed to securing the maximum compensation for injured construction workers who have been injured on the job.

We represent construction workers injured in a variety of construction site accidents, including:

    • Falls from scaffolding and ladders

    • Struck-by accidents with tools or falling objects

    • Electrical injuries

    • Crushed between construction equipment or other materials

    • Burns due to hazardous chemical exposure

    • Defective construction equipment injuries

    • Crane collapse accidents

We also handle construction site accident cases involving failure to have proper safety measures such as lack of shielding or inadequate scaffolding or guardrails or safety equipment. When construction workers are injured due to the negligence of another party, we aggressively pursue justice on their behalf.

Types Of Construction Accident
Cases We Handle

At Schmittinger & Rodriguez, we handle construction accident cases involving a variety of construction site injuries. Our construction accident lawyers have extensive experience in construction safety regulations and construction site accidents and can help you determine if your injuries were caused by a construction violation or negligence. We handle the following types of construction claims:

    • Falls from heights: Falls from ladders, scaffolding accidents, or roofs are a common type of accident on a construction site. We have experience representing clients who have suffered serious injuries or even death due to falls from heights.

    • Electrocutions: Electrical accidents can occur on construction sites when workers come into contact with live wires or improperly grounded equipment. Our firm has represented clients who have suffered severe electrical burns or shock injuries.

    • Struck-by accidents: Struck-by accidents occur when a worker is struck by a falling object, such as tools, debris, or construction materials. We have handled cases where clients have suffered head injuries, spinal cord injuries, and other serious injuries due to struck-by accidents.

    • Caught-in or between accidents: These types of accidents occur when a worker becomes caught in or between machinery, equipment, or other objects on a construction site. We have represented clients who have suffered amputations, crush injuries, and other severe injuries due to caught-in or between accidents.

    • Equipment accidents: Construction equipment such as bulldozers, cranes, and backhoes can cause serious injuries or fatalities if they malfunction or are not operated safely. Our firm has experience handling cases involving heavy machinery, defective equipment, operator error, and other equipment-related accidents.

    • Burns due to hazardous chemical exposure: Workers on construction sites are put at risk of suffering severe burns due to exposure to hazardous chemicals. We have successfully handled cases involving chemical spills, toxic fumes, and other hazardous exposures that resulted in severe burn injuries.

    • Trench collapses: Trenches are commonly used in excavation projects and can be extremely dangerous if they collapse or cave in. Our firm has handled cases involving trench collapses that left workers with broken bones, amputations, and permanent disability. We strive to secure the maximum compensation for victims of these accidents.

    • Safety hazards: We also handle cases involving safety hazards on construction sites. This includes faulty protective gear, inadequate signage, and other dangers that can lead to serious injury. Our attorneys are committed to helping victims obtain justice for their injuries.

No matter what type of construction accident case you have, our firm has the experience and expertise to help accident victims pursue the compensation they deserve. We understand the complex legal issues involved in these cases and are committed to helping our clients get the best possible outcome. They may have a workers’ comp claim and/or a personal injury lawsuit depending on the facts.

If you have been injured on a construction site, contact us today to discuss your Delaware construction accident case. We are committed to obtaining the maximum financial compensation available for construction workers injured in construction site accidents.

At Schmittinger & Rodriguez, we understand that construction site injuries can be devastating, and take construction accident cases seriously. We have extensive experience handling construction site accidents in Delaware, and we will fight aggressively on your behalf to secure the justice and compensation you deserve.

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If you have been injured in a construction site accident in Delaware, contact Schmittinger & Rodriguez today. We can help determine if your accident was caused by a violation of safety regulations, and take the necessary steps to secure the compensation you deserve.

We make YOUR CASE our priority, so contact us today for a free consultation. We serve construction workers throughout Delaware. Contact us online or call us at 1-800-555-1234 to learn more about your legal rights and options in construction site accident cases.

At Schmittinger & Rodriguez, we are committed to protecting construction workers injured on construction sites throughout Delaware. Our construction site lawyers have extensive experience handling construction site accident cases, and we will fight to get you the maximum compensation available for your injuries and losses.

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Brian Jenkins
2023-10-05
Mr Catts went above and beyond to handle my complicated case. The level of professionalism is second to none. The staff and Mr. Catts were kind, courteous, and listened to my concerns with compassion. I would recomend this firm to anyone needing legal help. They earned my trust in am amazing way.
Linda Wilson
2023-10-04
Mr Catts and his legal team went above and beyond for me. They never stopped pursuing all avenues to get the compensation that I deserved. The staff was courteous and showed compassion. I felt like they really cared about my injuries. I highly recommend their services to anyone
Tatiana Sida-Amor
2023-09-17
I was recommended to this law office by my doctor after my car accident in the summer of 2021. I ended up working with Mr. Catts. I appreciate how forthcoming and hardworking he was about my case. The office is extremely professional to ensure that I got the best settlement that I could get. The open communication eased my mind and allowed me to handle things I needed to for myself. Definitely recommend them if you want lawyers that give you results.
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2023-09-07
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Mary Zober
2023-09-06
The staff is friendly and makes you feel comfortable. The firm worked on getting my settlement and kept me informed every step of the way.
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2023-08-15
Great experience! Doug Catts, Ryan and Ms. Kaye are awesome to work with. Very professional, friendly & knowledgeable. They are expensive. But get the job done & in a timely manner. I use Mr. Catts for all my legal needs.
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2023-08-15
I will recommend this lawyer to any one, I feel like crying. He is kind, patient and a good listener. He solved your problem and at the end advice you. Thank you very much.
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2023-08-15
Doug is personable...assertive and he will get the job done!
Patsy Ware
2023-08-14
Schmittinger and Rodriquez attorney Doug Catts is the best, I highly recommend him. As an attorney he is forthright, honest, transparent and sincere. Doug Catts and his staff are amazing.

What You Should Do If You Have Had A Construction Accident?

If you have been involved in a construction accident in Delaware, there are several important steps you should take:

    • Seek medical attention: Your health and safety are the top priority after a construction accident. Seek medical attention right away, even if you think your injuries are minor. Delaying medical treatment can make your injuries worse and may hurt your chances of obtaining compensation later on.

    • Report the accident: You should report the accident to your employer as soon as possible. Be sure to provide a detailed account of what happened and the injuries you sustained. This will help to establish a record of the accident and your injuries.

    • Document the scene: If you are able, take photos or video of the scene of the accident, including any equipment or machinery involved. This can be valuable evidence later on.

    • Get witness information: If there were any witnesses to the accident, get their contact information. Witness testimony can be crucial in establishing liability and proving the extent of your injuries.

    • Keep records: Keep track of all medical bills, expenses, and lost wages related to the accident. This will help to establish the damages you have suffered and the compensation you are entitled to.

    • Consult with a Delaware construction accident lawyer: Finally, it is important to consult with an experienced construction accident lawyer. An attorney can help you understand your legal rights and options, negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf, and represent you in court if necessary. Time is of the essence in these cases, so it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible.

At our firm, we have extensive experience handling construction accident cases and work-related injuries in Delaware. We understand the complex legal issues involved in all types of construction accidents and are committed to helping our clients get the compensation they deserve.

What Are The Most Common Construction Injuries In Delaware?

Construction sites are known to be inherently dangerous, and workers on construction sites are exposed to a variety of hazards that can cause serious injuries. In Delaware, some of the most common types of construction injuries include:

    • Traumatic brain injuries: Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can result from falls, struck-by accidents, or other incidents on construction sites. TBIs can cause lifelong disabilities and require extensive medical treatment.

    • Spinal cord injuries: Spinal cord injuries can occur in falls or caught-in or between accidents on construction sites. These injuries can cause paralysis or other long-term disabilities.

    • Burns: Burns can result from electrical accidents, chemical exposure, or fires on construction sites. Severe burns can cause permanent scarring and require extensive medical treatment.

    • Broken bones: Broken bones are common in construction accidents, particularly in falls or struck-by accidents. Depending on the severity of the injury, broken bones can require surgery and extensive rehabilitation.

    • Amputations: Workers on construction sites are at risk of losing limbs in caught-in or between accidents or equipment-related accidents. Amputations can cause lifelong disabilities and require extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation.

If you have been injured in a construction accident in Delaware, it is important to seek legal advice from an experienced construction accident lawyer. Your lawyer can help you understand your legal rights and options and can assist you in pursuing the compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses. At our firm, we have extensive experience handling construction accident cases in Delaware, and we are committed to helping our clients get the justice they deserve.

Who Is Liable For My Construction Accident Injuries In Delaware?

Determining liability for a construction accident in Delaware can be complex, and there may be multiple parties who share responsibility for your injuries. Some of the parties who may be liable for a construction accident include:

    • Employers: Employers have a legal duty to provide a safe workplace for their employees, and they may be liable for a construction accident if they failed to provide proper training or equipment, or if they violated safety regulations.

    • Contractors: General contractors and subcontractors may also be liable for a construction accident if they were responsible for maintaining a safe work environment on the construction site.

    • Manufacturers: If a defect in equipment or machinery caused your injuries, the manufacturer of that equipment may be held liable.

    • Property owners: Property owners may be held liable for construction accidents if they failed to maintain a safe property or warn workers of hazards on the property.

    • Other third parties: In some cases, third parties such as architects, engineers, or inspectors may be liable for a construction accident if their negligence contributed to the accident.

If you have been injured in a construction accident in Delaware, it is important to consult with an experienced construction accident lawyer who can investigate the circumstances of your accident and determine who may be liable for your injuries. Your lawyer can help you understand your legal options and can assist you in pursuing the compensation you deserve for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses. At our firm, we have extensive experience handling construction accident cases in Delaware, and we are committed to helping our clients get the justice they deserve.

How Much Money Can I Collect In A Construction Accident Case In Delaware?

The amount of money you can collect in a construction accident case in Delaware depends on a variety of factors, including the severity of your injuries, the extent of your medical expenses and lost wages, and the degree of fault of the parties involved in the accident. If you are pursuing a personal injury claim in addition to a workers’ compensation claim, the amount of compensation you can recover may be reduced by the amount of workers’ compensation benefits you have already received.

Some of the factors that may influence the amount of compensation you can collect in a construction accident case in Delaware include:

    • Medical expenses: If you have suffered serious injuries in a construction accident, you may be facing significant medical expenses, including hospital bills, surgeries, and ongoing medical treatment. Your personal injury claim may seek to recover the full cost of these medical expenses.

    • Lost wages: If you have been unable to work as a result of your construction accident injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages. This may include both past and future lost wages, as well as lost earning potential if your injuries have permanently impacted your ability to work.

    • Pain and suffering: If you have suffered physical pain, emotional distress, or a loss of enjoyment of life as a result of your construction accident injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering.

    • Punitive damages: In some cases, a court may award punitive damages to punish a defendant for particularly egregious behavior. However, punitive damages are relatively rare and are only awarded in cases where the defendant’s conduct was particularly reckless or malicious.

It is important to note that if you are receiving workers’ compensation benefits, any compensation you receive through a personal injury claim may be reduced by the amount of workers’ compensation benefits you have already received. However, a personal injury claim may still be worthwhile if your workers’ compensation benefits do not fully compensate you for your injuries and losses.

If you have been injured in a construction accident in Delaware, it is important to consult with an experienced construction accident lawyer who can help you understand your legal options and pursue the maximum compensation available to you. At our firm, we have extensive experience handling construction accident cases in Delaware, and we are committed to helping our clients get the justice they deserve.

Understanding Your Rights

After A Construction Accident

If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident, it is important to understand your legal rights. A construction accident often leads to serious injury and Delaware residents who have suffered personal injuries deserve compensation.

After a construction accident where you have suffered injuries, you may have the right to pursue compensation for medical bills, lost wages, or pain and suffering. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may also be entitled to punitive damages and/or compensatory damages.

Construction workers on the site will often have a workers’ compensation insurance claim. However, depending on the facts, it’s possible for them to also have personal injury claims. Visitors to construction projects who are not on the job will have personal injury lawsuits if an injury occurred. They too have the right to recover compensation if it was not a safe construction site.

A construction accident lawyer at Schmittinger & Rodriguez will work with you every step of the way to ensure that your rights are respected and that you receive full compensation for any damages from the property owner responsible for your accident. We are committed to helping our clients get back on their feet as quickly as possible after an accident.

The Benefits of Hiring a Delaware Construction Accident Lawyer

Hiring Delaware construction accident lawyers offers several key advantages to individuals who have been injured in a Delaware construction accident. First, our Delaware construction accident attorneys will be able to handle all aspects of their case, from investigation and evidence gathering to settlement negotiations or litigation if necessary. Our law firm and construction accident attorneys have the experience and knowledge of the law needed to successfully navigate the legal system on your behalf.

Furthermore, having an experienced construction accident attorney represent you during negotiations with insurance companies can help ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive fair compensation for your injuries and losses. Furthermore, while it is possible to pursue a case without a lawyer, studies have shown that those who have an attorney representing them recover more than twice the amount of money than those who do not.

Why Schmittinger & Rodriguez
Is Right For You

At Schmittinger & Rodriguez, we understand how difficult and stressful it can be to deal with a construction accident case, especially if you are dealing with serious injuries and mounting medical bills. Our team has decades of combined experience handling construction accident cases, and we know how to effectively deal with insurance companies to ensure that our clients get the compensation they deserve.

We will work diligently to ensure that the negligent party is held accountable for their actions by:

    • Investigating all details of the construction accident

    • Examining construction accident records or other relevant evidence

    • Obtaining all available insurance coverage documents from the defendant

    • Building a strong case through evidence gathered

We also have a deep understanding of Delaware law, local laws, and all the legal issues, and will provide dedicated legal representation throughout your case. Our experienced attorneys are committed to providing you with personalized attention and will fight hard to get you the best possible outcome for your case. If you or someone you love has been injured in a slip-and-fall accident, contact Schmittinger & Rodriguez today so that we can help you obtain justice and fair compensation for your losses.

Construction Site Accident FAQs

Can injured workers sue their employer for a construction site accident in Delaware?

In Delaware, workers who are injured on a construction site are generally entitled to workers' compensation benefits. However, in some cases, injured workers may be able to sue a third party whose negligence contributed to the accident.

How long do I have to file a lawsuit for a construction site accident in Delaware?

In Delaware, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit for a construction site accident is generally two years from the date of the accident. However, there may be exceptions to this rule depending on the specific circumstances of the case.

What damages can I recover in a construction site accident lawsuit in Delaware?

If you are successful in a construction site accident lawsuit in Delaware, you may be able to recover damages for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses resulting from the accident.

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