Wilmington Construction Accident Lawyers
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Construction sites are a common location for accidents and injuries. While workers’ compensation benefits generally apply, those benefits do not cover all damages, such as pain and suffering, that personal injury lawsuits can recover. Establishing liability on the part of non-employer parties who may have contributed to your injuries is required in such cases and can be a challenging proposition. However, with the help of an experienced personal injury team such as you will find at Bifferato Gentilotti LLC, you may be able to make a personal injury claim where deemed valid and appropriate.
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Construction Site Injury Claims in Delaware
Construction site accidents can occur in many ways, including but not limited to:
- Falls from scaffolding, ladders, roofs, and other surfaces
- Being hit by stone, brick, and other materials
- Defective construction site equipment and power tools
- Fires and explosions
- Electrocutions/electric shock
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
- Vehicle and truck accidents
- Crane accidents
- Other heavy equipment accidents or malfunctions
- Slip and falls
- Getting stuck between two objects
These accidents can occur on construction sites as well as infrastructure projects, highway projects, and maintenance or repair projects. They can result in a wide range of injuries, from sprains and broken bones to severe burns, head injuries, and spinal cord damage.
OSHA categorizes the majority of construction accidents into something called the Fatal Four:
Falls - Personal fall equipment, perimeter protection, secured floor openings and safe ladders and scaffolds are just a few things your employer might need to provide you to protect your safety.
Struck by Objects - There is constant movement in construction zones, and drivers and operators have the responsibility to watch our for anyone in their path; most struck-by accidents occur because of vehicles. Care must also be taken to prevent objects from falling on top of someone.
Caught Between Objects - A system should be in place for excavations over five feet deep. Other precautions are necessary even for shallower depths.
Electrocution - Electrical work requires very detailed safety measures. Even slight errors can prove to be dangerous.
In all of these scenarios, other parties could potentially be held at fault. You may pursue a wrongful death claim if a loved one has been a victim of the Fatal Four or other fatal accident.
Bifferato Gentilotti, LLC can gather, review, and analyze all the details and circumstances of your accident to determine if an entity or party other than your employer had any responsibility in the matter. Many companies may have been contributing to the construction or industrial project under different contracts who may have been negligent.
Along with your employer, possible liable parties can include:
- Suppliers/manufacturers for product liability
- Architects or engineers
- Owner of the land the construction site is on
Our firm has the skills, resources, and dedication needed to fully investigate your accident in pursuit of valid compensation for all your damages and losses.
Brain Injury $4,500,000
Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys secured a $4.5 million dollar settlement for a client who suffered brain injuries during the course of his employment as a result of a crane (boom lift) rollover accident.
Wrongful Death $3,225,000
Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys resolved a wrongful death claim and obtained $3.225 Million Dollars for the family of a motorcycle rider that was struck by a commercial vehicle.
Wrongful Death $2,200,000
Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys resolved a wrongful death claim for $2.2 million dollars.
Motor Vehicle Accident $1,600,000
Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys settled a personal injury case for $1.6 Million Dollars. Our client was in a rear end accident. She suffered severe and permanent back injuries which required multiple surgeries and several years of medical treatment.
Auto Accident $1,450,000
Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys settled an auto accident claim for $1.450 million dollars. Bifferato Gentilotti ’s client suffered serious and permanent injuries to her leg as a result of the auto accident.
Auto Accident $1,400,000
Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys settled an auto accident claim for $1.4 million dollars. Bifferato Gentilotti’s client was injured when a trailer being pulled by a commercial vehicle detached from the vehicle and struck Bifferato Gentilotti’s client’s vehicle.
Motor Vehicle Accident $1,150,000
Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys settled a personal injury claim for $1.150 Million Dollars. Our client suffered severe and permanent back injuries when she was struck from the rear in a multi-car accident on the highway. She underwent back surgery and will require future treatment for her injuries.
Auto Accident $995,000
Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys settled an auto accident claim for $995,000. Bifferato Gentilotti’s client was a passenger on a motorcycle when it was struck by a commercial vehicle
Auto Accident $981,000
Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys settled an auto accident claim for $981,000. Bifferato Gentilotti’s client suffered injuries that required surgery to her back and shoulder as a result of the accident.
Workers' Compensation $980,554
Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys resolved a client’s personal injury and worker’s compensation claim for a total of $980,554.00.