Every year in the U.S., hundreds of workers on road construction crews are seriously injured or killed. When these injuries are caused by negligent parties, injured workers may be entitled to recover damages. If you have been hurt as a worker in a roadway construction accident, contact The Fang Law Firm in Denver right away. Our experienced Denver roadway construction worker accident lawyer can review with you the circumstances surrounding your accident and advise you of your options under the law.
As stated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1,571 workers were killed at road construction sites in the 13-year period from 2003 to 2015. On average, there were 121 road construction worker fatalities per year. According to Federal Highway Administration data, the primary causes of road construction worker fatalities were:
According to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), 23 CDOT workers have been killed in construction zones since 1939. Five of those fatalities have occurred within the past four years. These statistics do not include deaths of workers employed by contractors.
In most cases, a road construction worker injured in a work zone should be entitled to worker’s compensation. Depending on the circumstances and what caused the accident, an injured worker may also have a third-party claim for damages against a party other than the worker’s employer. Negligent parties in roadway construction worker accidents may include:
In a third-party claim for compensation, your damages may vary. Damages may include past and future medical expenses, lost wages, loss of future earnings, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. Our Denver roadway construction worker accident lawyers can assess the full extent of your damages.
After a serious roadway construction worker accident, you need an experienced Denver roadway construction worker accident attorney to determine liability and aggressively pursue the compensation you need and deserve. Contact The Fang Law Firm in Denver today to schedule a consultation.