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Tacoma Construction Accident Lawyer
Tacoma Construction Accident Lawyer

Tacoma Construction Accident Lawyer

If you've been injured on a Tacoma construction site, the experienced attorneys at Lehmbecker Law can fight aggressively to secure the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.
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Tacoma Construction Accident Lawyers — Skilled Representation for Injured Construction Workers

At Lehmbecker Law, our focus is on providing skilled legal representation for injured workers in Tacoma, Washington. Our team of experienced attorneys is dedicated to advocating for the rights of workers who have suffered injuries on the job

We offer comprehensive services, including claims filing, negotiations with insurance companies, and litigation if necessary. Our deep understanding of workers’ rights and the construction industry empowers us to provide our clients with the support they need to secure just compensation.

Common Types of Construction Accidents in Tacoma, WA

In Tacoma, WA, construction sites are bustling environments where accidents can occur despite strict safety regulations. Here are some common types of construction accidents seen in the area:

Slip and Falls

Falls from scaffolding, ladders, and rooftops are common due to the vertical nature of many construction projects. These accidents can result from inadequate fall protection or faulty equipment.

Struck-By Incidents

Workers are often struck by moving or falling objects, such as tools, machinery parts, and construction materials. These incidents can cause serious injuries or fatalities.

Electrocutions

Exposure to live wires and incomplete electrical systems can lead to dangerous electric shocks. These are particularly common during the electrical installation phase of construction.

Caught-In or Caught-Between Accidents

Serious injuries can occur when a worker is caught in or compressed by equipment or crushed between shifting or stationary objects.

Machinery Accidents

The use of heavy machinery such as cranes, bulldozers, and forklifts can lead to accidents if the equipment is improperly used or maintained.

Trench Collapses

Trench work is necessary for laying pipes or foundation work, but without proper safety precautions, trenches can collapse, trapping workers beneath the soil.

Exposure to Harmful Substances

Workers who are exposed to hazardous materials, including asbestos, lead, and chemical solvents, can deal with long-term health effects.

Common Injuries You Can Suffer on a Tacoma Construction Site

Construction sites in Tacoma are hazardous environments where a variety of injuries can occur:

  • Broken bones: Falls, being struck by heavy objects, or accidents involving machinery can lead to fractures and broken bones.
  • Head injuries: Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), concussions, and other serious head traumas are often caused by falling objects or falls from a height.
  • Spinal cord injuries: These can result from falls, being struck by objects, or accidents involving heavy machinery, potentially leading to permanent disability.
  • Cuts and lacerations: Sharp tools, machinery, and materials like metal and glass can cause serious cuts or lacerations, which may require stitches and could lead to infection.
  • Burns: Burns can occur from fires, explosions, electrical malfunctions, or exposure to chemicals, and they often require extensive medical treatment.
  • Hearing loss: Constant exposure to loud noises from machinery and equipment without proper ear protection can lead to temporary or permanent hearing loss.
  • Respiratory issues: Inhalation of dust, fumes, or toxic substances like asbestos and silica can cause respiratory problems, some of which have long-term effects on health.
  • Eye injuries: Flying debris, dust, or chemical splashes can cause eye injuries, which may result in temporary or permanent vision impairment.

Serious construction injuries can end your career or even require lifelong medical care. Lehmbecker Law takes on even the toughest work injury cases so that you can continue to live your life.

Damages You May Recover After a Work Site Accident

If we pursue a personal injury claim for your work site accident, you may be entitled to recover multiple types of damages to compensate for your injuries and losses:

  • Medical expenses: Costs for emergency treatment, hospital stays, surgeries, medications, physical therapy, and any future medical care related to the injury.
  • Lost wages: The wages lost during the recovery period, as well as any future lost earnings if you are unable to return to work at the same capacity.
  • Pain and suffering: Physical pain and emotional distress suffered as a result of the accident, which might include anxiety, depression, and a reduced quality of life.
  • Loss of consortium: The impact of the injuries on your relationship with your spouse, such as loss of companionship or inability to maintain a sexual relationship.
  • Punitive damages: Money awarded to punish the wrongdoer and deter similar behavior in cases where the negligence was particularly egregious.
  • Rehabilitation costs: Physical and occupational therapy to help you regain strength and return to work, if possible.
  • Property damage: Compensation for repair or replacement of any personal property damaged during the accident, such as a vehicle or costly tools.

An experienced construction injury lawyer at Lehmbecker Law is ready to seek recovery for every loss you’ve suffered.

How Long Do You Have to File After a Construction Accident in Tacoma?

In Tacoma, Washington, the time limit to file a claim following a construction accident is governed by state law. 

If possible, an injured employee should file a workers’ compensation claim immediately after an accident. However, the law allows for a delay of up to one year. An employee who develops an occupational disease has up to two years after they discover the illness. For personal injury claims, workers typically have three years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit.

It’s crucial to be aware of these deadlines because if you fail to act in time, you may be permanently barred from seeking compensation for your injuries through the courts. 

Why Choose Our Tacoma Construction Site Accident Lawyer?

Choosing Lehmbecker Law for your construction accident case offers numerous advantages.

Our Tacoma workers’ compensation and personal injury lawyers stand firmly on the side of injured employees like you.

Contact Our Tacoma Construction Accident Attorney Today

If you've been injured on a construction site in Tacoma, contact our personal injury lawyers today. Let us help you secure the fair compensation you deserve.

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Focus on construction law: Our attorneys have deep knowledge and experience in handling construction accident claims. 

Dedicated legal team: You receive personal attention from our law firm as we handle your case with the care and urgency it deserves.

No win, no fee structure: We operate on a contingency fee basis, which means that you pay nothing unless we win and you’re compensated.

Client-centric approach: We prioritize your well-being and keep you informed throughout the entire legal process.

Contact Our Construction Accident Lawyers in Tacoma, WA

Don't let a construction accident set you back. Contact our Tacoma, WA, construction accident and workers' compensation lawyers at Lehmbecker Law today for a free consultation and skilled representation.

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Verdicts and Settlements

Explore our impressive record of favorable verdicts and settlements, which showcases our success in securing just compensation for our clients.
Overcoming Negative Police Report
For a Client Wrongly Put at Fault
Lehmbecker Law overcomes a negative police report and secures the client compensation for his medical costs, pain and suffering, and property damage.
$185,000
For a Victim of DUI Accident in Dram Shop Case
Lehmbecker Law successfully recovers damages for a victim of a DUI accident and holds a bar accountable for over serving.
Lifetime Pension Awarded
For a Roofer After 5-Year Fight
Lehmbecker Law reaches a successful settlement for a family whose father was seriously injured.
$6M
FOR A CLIENT INJURED BY A VEHICLE WHILE WALKING
Lehmbecker Law reaches a successful settlement for a family whose father was seriously injured.
$1.8M
FOR A CONSTRUCTION WORKER WHO FELL INTO AN UNPROTECTED SHAFT
We also obtained a lifetime pension from worker’s compensation for this injured worker.
$62,500
For a Client Suffered From a Dog Attack
Our exceptional advocacy leads to a great outcome in a pit bull attack case, securing justice and compensation for the victim.
$45,000
For a Client Suffered From a Dog Bite
Lehmbecker Law secures victory in dog bite lawsuit, delivering justice and compensation to the victim.
$5.75M
FOR A GRANDFATHER STRUCK BY A YOUNG DRIVER
Finding a hidden $5M umbrella policy and making a compelling video from the Grandfather’s family helped us settle this case in less than a year.
$2.0M
FOR A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CLIENT INJURED DURING A HEART PROCEDURE
We showed that the physician performed an unnecessary procedure that seriously injured our client.
$1.75M
FOR A WOMAN WITH A PERMANENT LEG INJURY
The insurance company didn’t believe she was that injured. We convinced them.
$2.0M
for an elderly woman who suffered a shoulder injury that required surgery
After being struck in a crosswalk by a delivery van.
$2.0M
for a young woman who suffered multiple orthopedic injuries
After being struck in a crosswalk by a taxicab.
$2.0M
for our client who suffered permanent cardiovascular impairment
After his surgeon attempted to perform an unnecessary procedure.
$1.75M
for our client who was hit in the front driver’s side of her vehicle
As she was driving straight through a green light in Kirkland, WA.
$675,000
for our client after she was hit by a driver failing to yield
While making a left turn.
$460,000
for our client
After being hit by a driver making an illegal U-turn.
$410,000
for our client when a piece of plywood fell onto his knee and punctured it
While working on a construction site.
$326,900
for our client
After being T-boned by a drunk driver.
$250,000
for our client who was crushed under a wall
While working on a construction site.
$250,000
for our client
After he and his dog were hit by a distracted driver who didn’t see them crossing the street.
$250,000
for our client
After his leg was broken in three places during a construction-site accident that occurred while he was working as a carpenter.
$250,000
for our client
After being hit and run side-swiped on the freeway (uninsured motorist claim).
$192,500
for our client
Who violently rear ended while traveling back to his office in the Seattle area.
$150,000
for our client
After being rear-ended while at a complete stop.
$150,000
for our client
after he slowed down to make a turn and was rear ended.
$150,000
for our client
After being hit twice within one year.
$90,000
for our client
After our client exited a restaurant, slipped on a mossy paving stone and fell, resulting in a broken ankle.
$60,000
for our client
After he was bitten by a dog in the leg while delivering a package.

Testimonials

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Thank you very much for fighting for me really hard, I know it’s only beginning but I am so happy and satisfied with the results.
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5 months ago
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Thank you very much for fighting for me really hard, I know it’s only beginning but I am so happy and satisfied with the results.
Stars reviews
5 months ago
5
Thank you very much for fighting for me really hard, I know it’s only beginning but I am so happy and satisfied with the results.
Stars reviews
5 months ago
5
Thank you very much for fighting for me really hard, I know it’s only beginning but I am so happy and satisfied with the results.
Stars reviews
5 months ago
5
Thank you very much for fighting for me really hard, I know it’s only beginning but I am so happy and satisfied with the results.
Stars reviews
5 months ago
5
Thank you very much for fighting for me really hard, I know it’s only beginning but I am so happy and satisfied with the results.

Areas We Serve

Lehmbecker Law proudly serves Tacoma and the entire state of Washington, extending our leading legal services to accident victims throughout the region.

Bellevue

11711 SE 8th ST. STE. 120, Bellevue, WA
98005

Federal Way

Uptown Square Complex 1066 S. 320th ST., BLDG. K,
STE. F Federal Way, WA 98003

Contact Our Construction Accident Lawyers in Tacoma, WA

Don't let a construction accident set you back. Contact our Tacoma, WA, construction accident and workers' compensation lawyers at Lehmbecker Law today for a free consultation and skilled representation.
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FAQs

Who pays workers’ comp benefits if I was injured while working on a construction site?

Workers' compensation benefits are typically paid by your employer's insurance provider. In Tacoma, employers are required to provide this insurance to cover injuries sustained on the job.

Can I get workers’ compensation if I am an independent contractor?

In Washington, independent contractors are generally not eligible for workers' compensation through an employer. However, they can purchase their own workers' comp insurance to cover accidents and injuries incurred while working.