Eugene Construction Accident Lawyers

We Fight for Injury Victims of Construction Accidents

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, roofers and construction workers were the third and fourth most dangerous jobs, respectively, in the United States. Commercial fishing was first on the list, and logging was second. Those who work on construction sites know that safety risks are always involved. Regardless of how safe a contractor believes the job site is, there is always the potential for serious and catastrophic injuries or death.

If you suffered injuries or lost a loved one on a construction site, contact a Eugene construction accident lawyer at Strong Law Accident & Injury Attorneys in Eugene at 206-737-3496 for a free case evaluation.

How Construction Accident Lawyers in Eugene, OR, Can Help

Construction accident cases are complex, whether someone on the job or a third party causes the accident. You need a firm with experience in several fields, including workplace accidents, catastrophic accidents, and truck and big equipment accidents. A Eugene construction injury lawyer has experience in these fields and can ensure that you recover the compensation you deserve.

Construction accident cases have several deadlines, and the insurance companies involved are not forgiving. They will look for any reason to deny a claim or offer the least amount possible. Our attorneys will . . .

  • Investigate the accident to determine who was at fault and gather evidence. More than one person or company could share in the responsibility for your injuries.
  • Conduct negotiations with the insurance companies involved.
  • Help you receive excellent medical care, including helping you find specialists for your specific injuries.
  • Ensure that no deadlines go by. Missing deadlines could cause your case to be dismissed.

Instead of worrying about receiving enough compensation to cover your injuries, you should be concentrating on recovering. A Eugene construction injury lawyer takes on all the stress of seeking compensation, whether from the workers’ compensation system or settling with a third party, so you can concentrate on recovering.

Contact the Eugene construction accident lawyers at Strong Law Accident & Injury Attorneys today. Your initial case evaluation is always free and without obligation.

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Common Causes of Construction Accidents

The types of accidents that happen on a construction site often cause fatalities. If not fatalities, they could cause catastrophic injuries. Some of the common construction accident causes include:

  • Falling from heights. This happens if scaffolding and ladders are not safe, if a co-worker is not paying attention and knocks another worker off, or if safety harnesses are worn out.
  • Electrocutions. During the construction of a building, wiring and unfinished electrical systems are often exposed. Contacting live power lines, whether from the utility company or an on-site generator, could cause serious injuries or even death from the electrical shock.
  • Crush injuries. These are often caused when a worker gets caught between large objects or when a leg or arm becomes trapped in a machine. Less rare but more deadly is when a building collapses on workers.
  • Object strikes. It’s easy enough for someone above you to drop a tool or building material. However, when something falls from two or more stories, it could cause severe or catastrophic injuries. If the falling object is big enough, it could even cause death.

In addition, other accidents could cause serious injuries or death, including:

  • Trip or slip and fall accidents
  • Heatstroke
  • Overexertion
  • Fires
  • Explosions
  • Motor vehicle accidents.

Even seemingly harmless tools could cause injuries. Drills, saws, or even screwdrivers could cause injuries.

What to Do After a Construction Accident

If possible, report the accident, no matter how minor. Trying to work through the injuries could cause additional harm. Additionally, working through injuries is not helpful for you or your employer.

As soon as you report the incident, seek medical attention. Always wait until a doctor clears you to go back to work, even for minor injuries. A minor injury could turn into something major. Seeking medical attention immediately starts a paper trail for workers’ compensation. If you do not document the incident with medical treatment, you might not receive any benefits.

Construction Accident Injuries

The injuries you could sustain on a construction site are varied. They could range from minor bumps and bruises to death. Construction accident injuries include:

  • Cuts, scrapes, scratches, bumps and bruises
  • Face and eye injuries
  • Strains and sprains
  • Pulled and torn muscles and other soft tissue injuries
  • Head, neck and shoulder injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Hearing injuries, including deafness
  • Simple and compound fractures
  • Back and spinal cord injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Chemical and thermal burns
  • Amputation
  • Crush injuries, including crushed bones and disfigurement.

You could also suffer secondary injuries, especially if you have pre-existing conditions such as diabetes or a compromised immune system from medications and treatments. Open wounds could take longer to heal and become severely infected. Thus, even minor injuries should receive medical attention.

Additionally, the person or entity at fault for your injuries is also responsible for exacerbating existing illnesses and conditions. If not for your injuries, you would not suffer additional pain and have more medical expenses for the pre-existing conditions, so the defendant is also responsible for the added pain and financial cost.

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Frequently Asked Questions for a Eugene Construction Injury Lawyer

Our clients often have some of the same questions regarding construction accident cases. We will try to answer some of them here. As always, if you have additional questions, do not hesitate to give our firm a call.

How can I afford to pay an attorney when I’m not working?

You do not need money to retain us. The initial case evaluation is free and without obligation. If you retain us, we work on a contingency basis. This means you pay us only if and when we win your case.

What if a car hits me when I’m driving the company vehicle off the construction site?

You can file a third-party claim against the other driver’s insurance company. If the accident was caused by poor vehicle maintenance or your employer is in some other way partially responsible for the accident, you might recover damages from the at-fault driver and your employer.

How long do I have to take legal action in Oregon?

In most cases, you have two years to file a claim against a defendant or his or her insurance company. However, it is better that you contact one of the Eugene construction accident lawyers at our firm as soon as possible. You are more likely to remember pertinent facts sooner rather than later.

Additionally, waiting is one of the easiest ways for an insurance company to try to deny your claim. If you wait too long, the insurance company will state that you are not as hurt as you say since you did not seek legal advice immediately.

Finally, prepping for settlement negotiations or a trial takes a long time. The amount of time you have to file a claim shrinks quickly. The two years are over before you know it.

Do I have to go to court?

In many cases, insurance companies settle out of court. It is very expensive for them to force you to go to court by denying a claim or offering a pittance. However, if the insurance companies are that stubborn, we will be ready to file a court case against the defendants.

How long does a construction accident case take?

Every case is different. It depends on several factors, including how long it takes to investigate the case, how long it takes to procure evidence, and even how soon the insurance company responds to our demand letters.

Settling is always faster than going to court, since you do not have to wait for the judge to be available or for the attorneys to select a jury.

I’m still in the hospital recovering. Can I still set up a free case evaluation?

Yes. We do not have to do the case evaluation in person. We can have a telephonic or video meeting, or we can visit you in the hospital as long as Covid restrictions do not forbid it.

Recovering Damages After a Eugene Construction Accident

The construction accident attorneys in Eugene, OR, work to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. If you suffer catastrophic injuries that have or will become long-term disabilities, you need to make sure you recover enough money to cover medical expenses, lost wages and other damages for the rest of your life.

If you lost a loved one, you did not lose only companionship, but you also lost that household income and other benefits that a spouse or other loved one brought to your life.

Oregon statutes allow you to recover two types of damages: compensatory damages and punitive damages. The court orders compensatory damages in an attempt to make you whole again. Compensatory damages include into two categories: economic and non-economic damages.

Economic Damages

Sometimes referred to as special damages, economic damages have a monetary value and include:

  • Medical expenses: Doctor’s appointments, surgeries, prescriptions, follow-up appointments, hand controls for vehicles, ambulatory aids, cognitive therapy, psychological therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and upgrades to your home, including handrails, grab bars, ramps, and widened doorways.
  • Lost wages.
  • Loss of earning capacity if doctors expect your injuries to become long-term or permanent disabilities or if you lost a loved one in a construction accident.
  • Death-related expenses, including funeral and burial expenses, cremation expenses, and probate costs.

Non-Economic Damages

Sometimes referred to as general damages, non-economic damages do not have set dollar value attached to them. It is more difficult to put a price on losses that include:

  • Pain and suffering, including emotional distress.
  • Loss of quality of life if you have to make life-long changes, such as taking prescriptions every day or using ambulatory aids.
  • Loss of companionship if you can no longer enjoy time with your family or join in family activities and events.
  • Loss of consortium if you can no longer enjoy a physical relationship with your spouse.
  • Loss of use of a body part, such as an arm or a foot.
  • Loss of use of a bodily function, such as your hearing, eyesight, or bladder.
  • Inconvenience if you have to hire someone to do the chores you usually do, including home repair and maintenance, grocery shopping, lawn maintenance, and house cleaning.
  • Amputation.
  • Excessive scarring and/or disfigurement.

Punitive Damages

The court may order a defendant to pay punitive damages as a punishment for the defendant’s actions or inactions, but the plaintiff must be able to show that the defendant’s actions were grossly negligent or intentional.

While asking for punitive damages does lengthen the process, in some cases, it is worth the extra wait for the money, especially if you suffered catastrophic damages or lost a loved one in a construction accident.

Contact Construction Accident Attorneys in Eugene, OR

If you suffered injuries or lost a loved one in a construction accident, contact a Eugene construction accident attorney at Strong Law Accident & Injury Attorneys for a free case evaluation by calling 206-737-3496 or visiting our website.

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Engage in discussions with the opposing party or insurance companies to reach a fair settlement outside of court.


If negotiations fail, proceed to court where legal arguments and evidence are presented before a judge or jury for a final decision.

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Prior to representing accident victims, Jed worked for GEICO insurance company as one of its in-house attorneys – representing the insurance companies. After learning the inner workings of insurance companies, he quit and began representing accident victims.

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What Is the Value of My Case?

The value of an injury case depends upon many factors related to the extent of your injuries and any other losses associated with your claim. You may have medical bills, lost income, costs associated with pain and suffering, among other possible damages. To learn the possible value of your case, contact the team at Strong Law. In a free case evaluation, we’ll let you know how much your case may be worth.

What Are Your Hours?

Strong Law is open five days a week between 9am and 5pm. In addition, we offer after hours return calls, weekend calls, and online chat.

What Kinds Of Cases Are Personal Injury?

Call us to know for sure, but a good rule of thumb is when an “accident” that happened to you because of the acts of or misdeeds of another party. Examples are: Auto accidents; motorcycle accidents; semi-truck accidents; wrongful death; medical malpractice; slip, trip and fall; boating accidents, faulty equipment, nursing home abuse; and many others.

Will I Be Charged To Consult Or Talk With You?

No, not ever. Strong Law is a contingency personal injury firm offering specialized experience along with access when you need it. Our goal is to gain the best settlement and provide comfort in the process, so easy access to us is part of our best practices.

What Does Contingency Mean?

Contingency in a legal matter means an expense to the client based on the outcome of a future event or circumstance which is possible but cannot be predicted with certainty. Said another way, Strong Law gets paid only if your case settles.

Can You Give Me An Assessment Of My Case?

Absolutely. While we cannot guarantee anything, nor do we imply a settlement, our willingness to take your case (and do it on contingency) is our voice that we feel your case has strong merit. After speaking with you, we can provide a merit assessment over the phone. However, we caution that accepting your case does not promise anything, your outcome is reflected in the law firm you choose.

What Should I Do If I’m Having Problems, Like Their Insurance Company Is Calling Me?

Always secure an attorney first. If you sign up with Strong Law now, you can advise their insurance company that you have representation and give them our name and contact information. From that time forward, they should not be contacting you again; it’s the law. If you do not sign with an attorney, like Strong Law, you will need to speak with them and represent yourself to resolve your injury. We strongly urge against this; insurance companies are skilled at ensuring their best interests over yours.

What Are Common Reasons For Insurance Injury Denials?

Make sure you receive medical treatment as soon as possible after an accident, otherwise insurance may argue your pain is from an unrelated incident.Insurance companies will be going out of their way to find some proof that the accident was your fault. Don’t be intimidated.If you have preexisting medical conditions that make you more likely to suffer an injury, it is not uncommon for insurance agencies to deny claims based on this.

How Long Does A Case Take To Settle?

It depends on many factors like medical care, future needs, evidence, proof of liability, and many others. Some cases take months while others can last a couple years. Ultimately, our goal is to represent you and what is going to be best for you in the long run.

Why Can Cases Last Years?

Because the law dictates it. There are many layers to make sure the insurance companies treat you with optimal care. For example, there will be time spent for medical treatments you might need. There is time to gather the needed medical reports and discover any long term impacts this injury will have on your life today and into the future. There is time for the other side to review our demands, research, and respond as well. It can feel like a long time, but we follow the law and strategize for the best benefit to you. We are with you the whole time.

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