Skilled Construction Accident Attorneys in Portland, Oregon
Portland construction accident attorney, Travis Mayor, is an experienced personal injury lawyer who knows how to navigate the legal and insurance processes, to obtain justice and maximum compensation for those who have been seriously injured in a construction accident — you don’t have to face the insurance company or the legal system alone to obtain fair and equitable compensation. You have the right to work in a safe environment!
The law requires employers to provide employees with a workplace free of known health and safety hazards.
At Mayor Law, we have in-depth knowledge of the laws and legal procedures affecting construction accident victims. Should a trial be necessary, you will want an experienced Portland Construction Accident Lawyer who can effectively research and document the facts, obtain supporting expert witnesses, and present your case to an Oregon jury. Contact us to schedule a free case evaluation.
If you are a construction worker who has been seriously injured on the job, you have probably been told the only compensation you can receive for your injuries will come from your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. While workers’ compensation is generally the only recourse injured employees have against their employer, there are many situations in which you can sue and recover damages for your on-the-job injuries outside of the workers’ compensation system. This is known as a third-party claim. A third party claim arises when the injury is caused by the negligence of someone other than your employer and its employees, i.e., a third party.
You were injured by the negligence of a general contractor or subcontractor while working on a construction site. You may be able to bring an ELL claim against the other contractor under Oregon’s Employer Liability Law (“ELL”).
You were injured by dangerous conditions existing on the land where you were performing your job. You may be able to bring a premises liability claim against the landowner.
You were injured by a defective piece of equipment or machine while on the job. You may be able to bring a product liability claim against the manufacturer of the equipment.
If a third party directly injures you while on the job, you may be able to bring a personal injury lawsuit against that person. For example, this occurs frequently when an employee who is driving for work, is involved in a car accident caused by another driver.
You were injured by a toxic substance while on the job. You may be able to bring a toxic tort claim against the manufacturer of the dangerous substance.