Recovery From Construction Accidents – Litigation Funding Can Help

Sarah Klein | March 14th, 2017

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If you work in construction, then you know that the jobs can be physically grueling, dangerous and even sporadic depending on factors like the weather and local development trends. If you are injured in a construction accident, then chances are you will not have the luxury of waiting out a prolonged litigation in order to receive the full compensation to which you are entitled. Litigation funding from LawStreet Capital can alleviate this burden, allowing you the time necessary to resolve your claims based on merit rather than on rushed desperation.

Construction accidents top workplace injuries

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), among all industries, construction leads to the most fatal injuries each year. Constructions sites are also home to the most non-fatal severe injuries from threats like equipment accidents, explosives, and falls.

OSHA found that in 2015, more than 20% of private workplace deaths were in construction. The four leading causes were falls, striked by objects, electrocutions, and caught-in/between injuries in which the worker was trapped, compressed, or crushed in an accident involving a structure, machinery, or material.

Common construction injuries include:

  • Head and spinal cord injuries
  • Burns and scarring
  • Loss of limbs or digits
  • Broken or crushed bones
  • Hearing loss
  • Vision loss

The reality of these severe and debilitating types of injuries is they present disabilities that seriously interfere with one’s ability to earn a living. In addition to the resulting financial stress, this also often leads to emotional stress.

When faced with these financial pressures, many construction accident plaintiffs are tempted to take a low-ball settlement offer to receive a quick payment and address some of the medical bills. This is no way to achieve justice. Litigation funding can provide a no-risk cash advance to pay for anything a plaintiff needs, from household expenses to medical bills to legal fees.

Liability for construction accidents

As inherently dangerous activities, construction work is heavily regulated for safety but accidents still happen. There are a lot of moving parts and a lot of people with their hands on those parts who may potentially be liable. Many laws and regulations also affect how and from whom an injured worker may recover so questions over the impact of worker’s compensation, comparative negligence, and strict liability laws may also slow down the wheels of justice.

It can take some time to litigate through these issues and it does not benefit an injured plaintiff to enter into a rushed settlement that does not fully take into account the full scope liability. Lawsuit funding from LawStreet Capital can alleviate the financial pressure and allow you to proceed with your case based on facts and evidence rather than an immediate need for financial relief.

Secure your future with litigation funding

If you’ve been injured because of a careless co-worker, a negligent manufacturer, an unscrupulous owner, or some other construction zone party, we can provide the resources you need to see your case through on its merits. The process is quick and painless – once you apply, you will receive a decision within 24 hours. You can have the funds wired to your account or delivered by an overnight cash advance.

Litigation funding by LawStreet Capital is risk free – you do not need to pay back advanced funds, even if you lose your case. Call today to speak with a helpful representative or fill out an online request form.

Additional “construction accident lawsuits” resources

  1. United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Commonly Used Statistics, https://www.osha.gov/oshstats/commonstats.html
  2. Industrial Safety & Hygiene News, 10 most common construction site injuries, http://www.ishn.com/articles/101859-most-common-construction-site-injuries
  3. OSHA, Year One of OSHA’s Severe Injury Reporting Program: An Impact Evaluation, https://www.osha.gov/injuryreport/2015.pdf