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Standing Up For Injured Construction Workers

If you were hurt in a construction accident, you may be able to recover more money than workers’ compensation alone can provide. If your injury was caused by a third party – someone other than your employer, like a subcontractor – a personal injury lawyer at Weems, Schimpf, Haines, Shemwell & Moore (APLC) can help you file a personal injury lawsuit against the person who caused your injury.

By filing a personal injury lawsuit, you can seek money for pain and suffering and other damages not covered by workers’ compensation. Contact a Shreveport construction accident lawyer at our firm for a consultation.

At Weems, Schimpf, Haines, Shemwell & Moore (APLC), our lawyers have successfully filed personal injury lawsuits against equipment manufacturers, contractors, subcontractors, and other third parties who have negligently caused injuries to construction workers. We handle construction accident and workplace injury cases involving:

  • Car accidents and truck accidents that occurred on the job
  • Defective equipment or products, such as defective ladders and scaffolding
  • Chemical spills
  • Negligence relating to wiring and electrical work, resulting in electrocution
  • Negligence relating to covering holes or shoring excavations, resulting in falls or wall cave-ins
  • Missing equipment guards causing loss of fingers or hands
  • Lack of required safety gear on scaffolds, resulting in falls
  • Improper ventilation resulting in poisoning

Over the past 25 years, our firm has been successful in handling construction accident cases where jobsite accidents resulted in head injuries, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, and other serious injuries.

We obtained several hundred thousand dollars in compensation for a man who shattered his ankle after falling from the third floor of the building where he was working. The accident occurred after a glass subcontractor negligently removed a safety rail. Our lawyers successfully sued the glass subcontractor and another contractor for causing our client’s injuries.

Our lawyers also obtained $1 million in a wrongful death case on behalf of the family members of a man who died when a conveyor belt collapsed at a lignite mine in Desoto Parish.

Our record of success for favorable construction accident settlements and verdicts has helped us build a strong reputation at the negotiating table and in the courtroom.

Our Louisiana Scaffolding Injury Attorneys

Combined, Carey Schimpf, and Kenneth P. Haines have over 50 years of legal experience handling personal injury cases. All of our personal injury attorneys have vast jury trial experience.

Initial consultation: Contact a construction accident lawyer at Weems, Schimpf, Haines, Shemwell & Moore (APLC). No attorney fees unless we collect compensation for you.


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