The Bachus & Schanker, LLC construction accident attorneys represent accident victims through the entire process of claiming compensation. There may be multiple avenues to claim compensation. Each way to pursue legal action is different and requires a unique set of procedural steps and a carefully crafted strategy. That’s where our Fort Collins construction accident attorneys can help. We know how to evaluate the case, take legal action, position your case for success and pursue it until you have justice.


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Are you injured because of a construction accident? Our construction accident attorneys in Fort Collins can help you fight for your rights. You may deserve financial compensation.

But you must take action! Industrial injury cases can be complex. Work with our personal injury attorney specialists who focus exclusively on helping victims pursue justice.


Start your case by meeting with our construction accident attorneys in Fort Collins. Our friendly team can speak with you about your case. See what your case might be worth. Evaluate the different options that you have to pursue your rights. Learn about the strengths and weaknesses and what to expect as your case goes forward.

There’s no cost for your consultation, and we welcome you questions! Contact us today to connect with our team. Your time to file a claim is limited, so don’t wait. We’re ready to fight for your rights today!

Construction accident claims fall into three major categories: workers compensationthird-party negligence, and defective product liability.

When you’re hurt while working on a construction site, you can usually bring a workers compensation claim. The claim is based on the fact that you were working at the time of the accident. Workers compensation claims are meant to be a simplified way to get the help that you need when you’re hurt in the course of your employment. You don’t have to show the employer that you did anything wrong. You just have to document that you got hurt while working.

Even though it might seem like a workers compensation construction accident claim is simple, it can actually be quite complex. A victim has the right to have their medical care covered up to the maximum level of medical improvement. They deserve pay based on their work history if the injury prevents them from working. Loss of use payments may be involved. All of this can become complex when it comes to getting the compensation that you deserve. Our attorneys can help you ensure that you don’t miss out on any payment for your construction accident injuries.

Many construction accident claims qualify for third-party negligence lawsuits. Think of all of the people who may be involved at a construction site. You might interact directly and indirectly with any of these people:

  • General contractors
  • Subcontractors
  • Suppliers
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • A government representative
  • Manufacturers
  • Site owners
  • Visitors

There are also companies that manufacture the machines that you use on site. Yet another company makes the personal protective equipment that you use while you work. Any party that is involved in the construction site may be responsible for negligence.

If any of these groups acts negligently in a way that causes an injury, they may be legally liable to you for a range of damages. You have the same rights towards third parties as all accident victims; your legal rights are no less just because you’re working at the time of the accident. A claim may be based on negligence against these third parties. This type of action may result in a wider class of damages than a victim can claim through workers compensation.

A construction injury claim can be based on a defective product. Think of the products that you use in construction. You work with machinery, tools, personal protective equipment and materials. The companies that make these products have an obligation to make things that are safe. Errors in manufacturing and design can create legal liability to these companies.

Even a failure to warn about how to use a product safely can be a grounds for legal liability. When you’re hurt in a construction accident, you may not know the immediate cause of the accident. That’s why our attorneys help you investigate and gather the facts to back up your claim.

Here are some of the ways that construction accidents occur:

Slippery surfaces

Poor footwear

Inadequate communication

Lack of judgment

Bad safety procedures

Too little training

Not enough workers

Too many workers

Lighting problems

Malfunctioning equipment

Failing to care for equipment properly

Not having required personal protective equipment (PPE)

Trying to work without necessary machinery and tools

Working with too few rest breaks

Extreme heat and cold

Electrical accidents and exposed wires

Chemical exposure

Equipment left in the path

The kinds of damages that you can receive for a construction accident vary by the type of case that you have and who is responsible for your damages. However, some of the possible damages that you can claim may include:

  • Medical bills
  • Rehabilitation
  • Surgery expenses
  • Physical therapy
  • Prescription medication costs
  • Lost work and future income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental health treatment
  • Emotional anguish
  • Property damage

The damages that you can receive for a construction accident address your injuries and other losses like lost income. Make sure that you receive the compensation that you deserve. Our Fort Collins construction accident attorneys thoroughly evaluate every type of damages to make sure you bring a comprehensive claim.

One of the common causes of construction accidents is OSHA violations. The law requires all companies to make the workplace reasonably safe. They must address dangers that are too risky for serious injury and death. There are also specific regulations that they have to follow relating to practices that are industry specific. If your injury occurs because of a violation, you may make the appropriate reports to OSHA. The employer may face inspections, fines and other penalties.


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