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Eau Claire Construction Accident Lawyers

In the city of Eau Claire, construction workers are tasked with building a better future for the community. 

If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, it’s important to understand your rights and potential legal options. From common construction injuries to fatal ones and workers’ compensation claims, this article will provide insight into what you need to know.

Now, let’s take a look at common construction site accidents to understand why these injuries occur in the first place.

Eau Claire Personal Injury Attorneys

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Common Construction Site Accidents

Construction sites are dangerous places and accidents happen every day. Common types of construction site accidents include falls from ladders, electrocutions due to faulty wiring, and being struck by falling debris or heavy equipment, or injuries from construction equipment on site.

Unfortunately, when it comes to accidents in construction, they can lead to devastating injuries and even death. Common injuries can include burn injuries, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and neck injuries.

Common Construction Site Accidents​

These injuries can lead to financial hardship, medical bills, and lost wages. 

Our construction accident lawyers are here to help you receive compensation benefits.
Contact us today if you’ve been hurt on a construction site.


According to the U.S Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) construction workers are at risk of getting electrocuted from the following dangers:

  • electricity that is not properly grounded
  • electric shock due to faulty tools and machinery
  • working around electrical equipment [1]

Construction sites can be dangerous places, know your rights in the event of an accident. 

Fatal Construction Accidents​

Fatal Construction Accidents

Fatal construction accidents are the most severe type of accident that can occur on a construction site. Every year, hundreds of workers die in construction-related incidents due to falls, electrocution, and being struck by falling debris or heavy equipment such as forklift accidents.

In such cases, a wrongful death lawsuit may be pursued. 

Workers' Compensation and Construction Accidents

Workers’ compensation is a critical form of protection for workers who have been injured in construction accidents or on the job. It provides financial assistance for medical expenses and lost wages, helping to ensure that the worker can return to their job and resume their career.

In cases of workplace injury, employers are required to provide proper compensation benefits to injured workers, including medical coverage and other forms of financial assistance.

In some cases where employers are found to have acted negligently or recklessly and caused an accident, they may be held liable for damages under personal injury law. 

Thanks to workers’ compensation, construction accidents and other workplace injuries can be properly addressed with financial assistance and medical coverage.

But the qualifying process for workers’ compensation claims can be complex – so if you have been injured in a construction accident, it may be worth exploring your legal options further.

Wisconsin Construction Accident Statistics

Wisconsin Construction Accident Statistics

Wisconsin is a state with a significant presence in construction-related jobs and activities, placing among the top 10 states overall in this sector. It has also seen a concerning amount of accidents related to construction over recent years.

In 2018 alone there were over 3,000 reported workplace accidents in Wisconsin involving injuries or fatalities related to construction work. This was an increase from 2017 when there were 2,569 reported workplace accidents.

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The team of experienced attorneys at Lein Law is dedicated to helping people who have been injured in construction accidents in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Whether it’s a construction site injury caused by a fall from a ladder, electrocution from faulty wiring, or being struck by falling debris or heavy equipment, our lawyers are well-versed in the laws governing workplace injury claims.

We will fight to ensure you receive the compensation you need and deserve.

We’ll review your case and work with you every step of the way to make sure you get compensation for your losses.

We offer free consultations – so if you or a loved one have been involved in a construction-related accident, contact us today at (715) 638-1103.

Our attorneys are here to help you navigate through your legal options and ensure that all of your rights are protected.


[1] Construction Industry | Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (n.d.). Construction Industry | Occupational Safety and Health Administration. https://www.osha.gov/construction


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