Construction work is an important yet hazardous activity. Thankfully, state and federal laws have been enacted to protect worker safety. Property owners, developers and construction companies have a duty to provide a safe worksite and provide the equipment, tools, gear, protection and supervision necessary to allow construction work to go on without unnecessary or unreasonable dangers. When accidents do happen, Biloxi attorney Corban Gunn helps the injured worker obtain the appropriate amount of compensation from the responsible party.
Our lawyers practice all along the gulf coast and throughout Mississippi, helping construction workers injured in all manner of construction accidents, including:
- Ladder Falls
- Scaffold Collapses
- Unguarded Pits or Trenches
- Trench Wall Collapses
- Excavation Cave-ins
- Forklift & Crane Accidents
- Struck by Falling Objects
- Toxic Exposure
- Defective Power Tools
Mississippi Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury Lawyer
Like workers in other occupations, construction workers injured on the job may be able to receive payment for medical expenses and lost wages as Mississippi workers’ compensation benefits. We can help you if your claim for benefits is disputed or denied, including representation at hearings and appeals as necessary.
In addition to workers’ compensation, you may have a personal injury claim against a third party who is responsible for causing the accident or injury. For instance, your worksite may be on private property, and the owner may have failed to correct or warn about a dangerous condition on the premises.
Construction site accidents can also be the fault of third parties driving onto the site to deliver supplies, who drive or unload their materials in a negligent manner. Power tools, heavy machinery and other equipment may also be delivered from the manufacturer in a defective condition that causes injury. In all of these situations, you may be entitled to full compensation for your injuries, including pain and suffering, from the responsible party.
Legal Help is Available for Mississippi Construction Accidents
At Corban Gunn, Attorney at Law, we take the time to thoroughly investigate the accident and determine who was at fault. Where appropriate, we seek to hold all responsible parties accountable for their negligence or misconduct in our efforts to achieve the maximum compensation available to help you. If you have been injured in a construction accident in Biloxi, Hattiesburg, Jackson or beyond, contact Corban Gunn for immediate help and advice from an experienced Mississippi injury attorney dedicated to your care and recovery.