New Mexico construction sites are regulated by strict OSHA laws for one reason: construction work is the most dangerous and difficult land-based work in the United States. As an injured construction worker, you know that you face some of the most dangerous working conditions in any industry. Unfortunately, your injury has left you with injuries that make it impossible for you to continue working.
Our Construction Accident Lawyers Serve all of New Mexico
The rate at which serious injury and wrongful death occurs at New Mexico construction sites is alarming. The construction accident lawyers of Keller & Keller have represented workers that sustained injury from errors in judgment, faulty equipment, crane accidents, falls from scaffolds, being struck by falling tools or machinery, defective or unsafe equipment, elevator accidents, inadequate safety inspections, chemical leaks or explosions, electrical accidents, and electrocution injuries, as well as several other types of accidents.
Your accident will likely qualify you for worker's compensation benefits, but these benefits rarely cover the full extent of an injured construction worker's damages. You will need to speak with a qualified lawyer that handles construction site injury claims to fully investigate the potential of your case.
We Have the Experience to Take on the Insurance Companies and Protect Your Rights
Our first goal as your attorneys will be to determine if there is the potential for a "third-party" recovery. A complete and thorough site investigation and expert review is critical to the success of your case. It must be done before insurance company representatives and careless site inspectors change the conditions that caused you to be seriously injured. We know what needs to be done immediately to effectively build your case and we will do it.
These cases are extremely expensive to pursue, but the good news is that Keller & Keller does not charge their clients any fees or investigative costs. The only time we receive payment for these cases if is a recovery is made on your behalf. This type of arrangement allows for you to focus on your health while we take care of your case.
Important: please be sure to ask our construction injury attorneys as many questions as possible. Even if you decide not to hire us, you will at least have armed yourself with knowledge to ensure you don't say or do anything that permanently damages your personal injury claim. Remember, our advice is always free.
From our Albuquerque office we're proud to serve the entire state of New Mexico. If you've suffered an injury on the job at a construction site anywhere in the state, we encourage you to call us at 1-800-253-5537 for an analysis of your potential claim.
Nearly $200K Won for Person Injured by Equipment Malfunction
When equipment used on the construction site malfunctions, serious injuries can be the result. There is often a dispute as to whether the injury was caused by operator error or the malfunction of the equipment. Whether the equipment at issue is a large earth mover or a smaller piece of equipment to move debris, equipment failure is difficult to prove.
In order to obtain a recovery from the equipment manufacturer or equipment owner (who may have been negligent in designing or repairing the equipment) those who have been injured need to prove the error was caused by a malfunction with the equipment.
While an employee may assert a claim for workers' compensation with their employer, a separate claim may be made and additional recovery obtained against other negligent entities responsible, such as the equipment owner. Keller & Keller has been successful in obtaining settlements in federal court, including a recovery in excess of six figures, utilizing an expert witness to provide evidence of equipment malfunction.