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Construction Accidents

Council Bluffs Construction Accident Lawyer

Physical & Financial Recovery for Victims in Iowa & Nebraska

A construction site is an inherently dangerous place to work. Even with proper training and safety equipment, this job can put workers in unusual situations on a regular basis. Not every job can be 100-percent safe, but if you are injured on a construction site, you should be compensated for the damages.

At the Law Offices of Gallner & Pattermann, P.C., our construction accident attorney in Council Bluffs provides comprehensive representation for victims of injury. As a law firm dedicated exclusively to helping injured people, especially those injured on the job, we can help you obtain the full amount of workers' compensation and other financial benefits you are entitled to receive.

We offer free consultations for new clients. Call us today at (712) 481-9066 to schedule a meeting.

Navigating These Complex Cases

Construction accident cases can be complex. This is due, in part, to the fact that the accident can be the fault of either a third party or your employer. The type of claim you file will change depending on who is responsible, and this, in turn, will affect how things proceed. If your employer was responsible for the accident, either by not providing property safety instruction, equipment, or allowing a coworker to harm you, then you will file a workers’ compensation claim. If the accident was caused by a third party, such as defective tools or equipment, then you can file for a personal injury claim instead.

We have represented clients in a wide range of construction accidents, including those involving:

  • Falling (falls from ladders, roofs, stairways, and scaffolding)
  • Collapsed cranes
  • Collapsed trenches
  • Electrical mishaps
  • Explosions
  • Toxic exposure
  • Construction vehicle accidents
  • Power tools

When you hire our firm, we will carefully analyze the extent of your injuries and the accident itself to determine who is responsible and what benefits you may be eligible to receive. We will then pursue full compensation on your behalf.

Traumatic Brain Injuries in the Construction Industry

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the highest number of job site fatal and nonfatal traumatic brain injuries occur in the construction industry. More than 2,200 construction workers died as a result of a TBI between 2003 and 2010, representing 25 percent of all construction fatalities.

Construction workers are at increased risk of receiving a brain injury because of the hazardous work in which they often are engaged. Additional sobering statistics in the CDC report include the following:

  • Falls were the cause of over half of the fatal TBIs.
  • Workers employed by small construction companies having fewer than 20 employees were about 2.5 times more likely to die from a traumatic brain injury than workers employed by companies having more than 100 employees.
  • Foreign-born construction workers had a significantly higher TBI fatality rate than workers born in the United States.
  • Older workers, those aged 65 and above, were four times more likely to suffer a fatal traumatic brain injury than workers aged 25-34.

The Mayo Clinic likewise says that falls are the most common cause of TBI, followed by vehicle collisions, violence, sports injuries, and combat injuries such as explosive blasts. In addition, penetrating wounds and/or severe blows to the head from debris and other sharp objects can cause TBIs.

We Are Here to Help

Our firm has helped countless people going through some of the most difficult situations of their lives. We understand how stressful this time can be, and we make sure our clients know that we will be there for them when they need us.

If you suffered a job site injury in a construction accident, please contact us to arrange a free initial consultation with a member of our experienced workers' compensation team. From offices in Council Bluffs, our construction accident lawyer represents victims of construction accidents in southwest Iowa and southeast Nebraska.

You can reach us by phone at (712) 481-9066. We’re ready to hear more about your case.

Client Testimonials

Real Stories, Real Recoveries
  • “I cannot thank her enough, staff included. I highly recommend Laura and her team.”

    - Randy G.
  • “Pattermann got me more than ten times what the insurance company wanted to pay.”

    - Maryanne
  • “She also took the time to speak to me.”

  • “I will recommend her to my friends and family in the future.”

    - Barb
  • “Laura is very knowledgeable and I am extremely satisfied with the service I received.”

    - Daniel

Our Commitment to Our Clients

Learn Why You Should Hire Our Firm
  • Service to Injured Workers

    As a member of the Iowa Association of Workers' Compensation Attorneys, Laura Pattermann has devoted her practice to representing injured workers.

  • Dedicated to Being Available

    Our team is committed to being available to our clients, including by answering phones and returning calls promptly.

  • Personalized Attention

    We believe that each client is entitled to work directly with the legal team they hired and do not deserve to be treated like a case number.

  • Only Represent the Injured

    Our attorneys are licensed to practice in Iowa and Nebraska and are committed to helping the injured receive compensation in both states.

  • Experienced Counsel

    Our team boasts more than 100 years of combined experience in the fields of workers' compensation and personal injury law.

  • Insurance Industry Insight

    Our team is comprised of former insurance defense lawyers, who now leverage their unique insight on behalf of the injured.

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