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Construction Site Injury Attorneys in Seattle

At Kraft Palmer Davies, PLLC, in Seattle, Washington, we represent residential and commercial construction workers who endure risky environments on a daily basis. When failure to heed construction industry safety standards or simple common sense results in serious, life-threatening injuries — such as being run over by forklift, falling into an excavation or falling off roof.

Life-Threatening and Career Ending Construction Injuries

Our construction injury attorneys know how to assess the injuries and prospects for recovery. Specific areas of our construction law practice include:

Injuries from Falls — A fall from a scaffold can result in a serious, career-ending injury. Workers have died following a construction accident of this nature. Our job is to see that the negligent party is held accountable.

Burn Injuries — At Kraft Palmer Davies, PLLC, we know that even the most experienced electricians can suffer shocks and burns or electrocution on a jobsite. Unsafe working conditions are usually the culprit, mandating that you retain experienced legal representation.

Crane Injuries — When crane safety is not made a priority by a construction company, workers can get badly hurt or killed. The inherent risks involved combined with negligence can spell disaster and an end to a productive career.

Contact us at 206-624-8844 or toll free at 800-448-8008 for a free consultation following a serious construction accident.

Trench Wall Collapses — Physical and emotional damage can result from a frightening trench wall collapse. Many professionals rank them as one of the most harrowing types of construction accidents. If you have been hurt or traumatized in a trench wall collapse, do not hesitate to contact our firm for a free initial consultation.

Construction Site Explosions — Dangerous conditions are common on construction sites. Add to that a lack of attention to basic safety procedures and you have a recipe for disaster.

Construction Site Vehicle Injuries — A rush to deliver materials or complete a project can result in vehicles moving too quickly on a construction site. The consequences of a dump truck injury can be deadly and fault may be placed on you. Let a seasoned construction accident attorney sort out the facts from the fiction.

Construction Falls — Scaffolding is only one of many places where a fall can occur on a construction site. Unsafe conditions can lead to falls from high places. In a split second, your career could end — and a life of pain and suffering lie ahead.

Heavy Equipment Injuries — Heavy equipment is a fact of life on a construction site. However, when that equipment is poorly maintained or carelessly operated, you could suffer serious injuries.

Contact a Seattle Construction Accident Lawyer

For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced construction accident lawyer regarding jobsite injuries, please contact us or call 206-624-8844.

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Verdicts & Settlements
  • $12,327,883 Verdict for scalping injury in a premises liability case. Another $1,000,000 in pre-trial settlements.
  • $10,720,077 Verdict in premises liability case. Another $4,300,000 in pre-trial settlements.
  • $7,500,000 Settlement for cardiopulmonary injury resulting in product liability claim.
  • $4,580,000 Settlement for quadriplegia from a Jones Act / maritime injury.
  • $4,000,000 Settlement for cardiopulmonary injury resulting in product liability claim.
  • $2,400,000 Settlement after two days of trial for the family of a chief mate who drowned after falling into an unmarked opening on a barge.
  • $2,372,323 Verdict in favor of Washington State Ferry vessel oiler who developed fibromyalgia as a result of injuries suffered while attempting to transfer bags of sand up a vertical ladder out of the vessel's bilge. It is believed to be the largest fibromyalgia verdict in the nation.
  • $1,600,000 Settlement in maritime case involving loss of arm below elbow.
  • $1,600,000 Settlement for commercial truck driver who sustained a below-the-knee amputation of his leg at a port when a load of pipe collapsed on him as his truck was being unloaded.
  • $1,415,743 Verdict in maritime personal injury case for loss of eyesight in one eye.
  • $1,156,000 Settlement for stroke resulting in product liability claim.
  • $1,100,000 Verdict in favor of three Washington State Ferry employees who had suffered occupational asthma as a result exposure to chlorine gas. This is believed to be one of the largest verdicts in the country for occupational asthma.
  • $1,000,000 Settlement for cardiac injury resulting in product liability claim.
  • $1,000,000 Settlement in construction negligence case involving electrocution.
  • $900,000 Settlement of bad faith claim against insurance company for failing to pay policy limits on behalf of its insured who had negligently injured clients in automobile collision.
  • $825,000 Settlement for injured tug seaman who sustained a career-ending injury to both wrists after the tug ran aground.
  • $806,361 Settlement for cardiac injury in product liability claim.
  • $800,000 Settlement in construction equipment failure case involving femur fracture and spinal compression fractures.
  • $780,991 Verdict in favor of Washington State Ferry ordinary seaman who suffered disabling back injury as a result of a defective buffer she was required to operate.
  • $750,000 Brain injury to an iron worker when a steel truss fell from overhead due to unsafe erection techniques.
  • $750,000 Settlement in pedestrian injury case involving closed head injury.
  • $740,000 Settlement in favor of fishing processor who had cargo fall onto in cargo hold resulting in pelvic fractures and other serious injuries.
  • $705,000 Settlement for tug seaman who injured back while attempting to untangle boom chains while working on a log raft.
  • $675,000 Settlement in favor of tugboat engineer injured as a result of defective cable and work methods used aboard a barge.
  • $656,786 Settlement for cardiac injury in product liability claim.
  • $650,000 Settlement in construction site negligence case involving cervical discectomy, rotator cuff repair, and post-traumatic stress disorder
  • $611,243 Settlement for cardiac injury in product liability claim.
  • $580,759 Settlement for cardiac injury in product liability claim.
  • $572,692 Settlement for cardiac injury in product liability claim.
  • $570,000 Settlement on behalf of tugboat deckhand who had developed psychogenic tremors as a result of traumatic shoulder and neck injuries while hauling in trailing line on a barge.
  • $567,000 Settlement in favor of a crab fisherman who suffered serious leg fractures as a result of an 800 crab pot falling on him.
  • $558,654 Verdict in favor of tugboat chief mate who had fallen between two barges into Puget Sound as a result of vessel owner and employer's violation of 46 U.S.C. § 8104(h)(12-hour rule) and developed post-traumatic stress disorder
  • $551,721 Settlement for cardiac injury in product liability claim.
  • $550,000 Settlement for shoulder injury and collar bone fracture after a motorcycle injury in a crash on Interstate 5.
  • $550,000 Shoulder injury to iron worker when the worker fell through a roof due to improper procedures and lack of adequate fall protection.
  • $500,000 Injury to shoulder of Washington State ferry employee from slipping on ice on stairs.
  • $500,000 Settlement in favor of Alaska Marine Highway assistant engineer who had fallen into an unmarked opening on a city dock and suffered a knee injury which prevented his return to marine employment.
  • $500,000 Settlement in favor of a Washington State Ferry quartermaster who suffered disabling injuries after falling into an open hatch. A lawsuit had been filed against the Washington State Ferry system and the vendor who was working in the hatch.
  • $500,000 Settlement for woman who sustained mild traumatic brain injury in a motor vehicle collision.
  • $477,000 Injury to seaman after falling from an unsafe ladder resulting in urethral transection, scrotal contusion, and erectile dysfunction.
  • $450,000 Shoulder injury and multiple fractures caused by head-on motor vehicle collision.
  • $450,000 Settlement in construction equipment failure case involving cervical burst fracture.
  • $450,000 Settlement in favor of construction worker who fell off roof and sustained back and ankle fractures.
  • $450,000 Settlement for injured chief engineer on tug after fell down defective tug ladder and sustained injuries that led to a cervical fusion.
  • $420,000 Knee injury to barge tankerman after slipping on a oily mat.
  • $420,000 Settlement for injured barge tankerman who slipped on oil and injured his knee and lower back.
  • $400,000 Injury to the shoulder of a tug deckhand when a towing line was pulled in an unsafe manner.
  • $400,000 Wrongful death of truck driver caused by accidental overdose of pain medication.
  • $400,000 Settlement for woman injured in the produce section of a large grocery retailer when a defective produce sprinkler sprayed water on the floor. Plaintiff sustained severe knee injury that led to multiple surgeries.
  • $400,000 Settlement for severe ankle and foot fractures from a fall off an unsecured ladder while attempting to board a fishing vessel in dry dock.
  • $400,000 Settlement for injury to cruise ship passenger when cruise line failed to monitor sauna and passenger lost consciousness.
  • $399,496 Verdict in favor of a construction worker in Eastern Washington for knee injury that resulted from the unsafe operation of a forklift.
  • $380,799 Verdict for chief engineer on tug following lower back injury while repairing an unseaworthy appliance on the tug.
  • $380,000 Settlement in favor of injured Washington State Ferry employee who was hit in the chest with a mooring line.
  • $350,000 Injury on a tug boat caused by an unsafe fixed ladder resulting in hip replacement.
  • $305,000 Verdict in favor of fish processor for knee injury sustained when a box fell off a conveyor belt in Dutch Harbor.
  • $300,000 Settlement in unguarded ladder claim involving cervical and thoracic burst fractures.
  • $300,000 Settlement in maritime / Jones Act injury claim involving loss of three toes.
  • $300,000 Verdict in favor of an oil barge tankerman who suffered injury as a result of barge owner's failure to adequately mark an angle iron which supported spill rail on the oil barge.
  • $295,226 Verdict in favor of Washington State Ferry concessionaire who suffered lumbar spine injury with resulting fusion as a result of attempting to loosen beer keg tap which was frozen in closed position.
  • $290,000 Settlement for injured construction worker who fell through an unmarked hole in the floor that was covered with an unsecured piece of plywood.
  • $289,000 Verdict against American Seafoods Company for knee injury to fish processor caused by unsafe conveyor belt.
  • $280,621 Verdict in premises liability case involving meniscus tear in the knee.
  • $260,000 Settlement for electrical death caused to concrete pump truck driver on a construction site.
  • $255,000 Back injury to tug worker attempting to correct an unsafe condition caused by a hydraulic fluid leak.
  • $255,000 Injury to shoulder of Washington State ferry employee from unsafe tie-up line.
  • $250,000 Arm fracture to deckhand working on factory trawler in the Bering Sea.
  • $250,000 Head and neck injury to a cruise ship employee hit by an object falling from an upper deck.
  • $250,000 Back injury to fish processor when he slipped and fell down defective stairs on vessel.
  • $250,000 Settlement with Washington State ferries for injury to able- bodied seaman's shoulder, neck, and upper back while attempting to pull a stuck car block out from a vehicle on the car deck.
  • $230,000 Settlement for driver who sustained a mild traumatic brain injury following a head-on collision
  • $225,000 Shoulder injury to ferry worker after slipping on oil.
  • $220,000 Settlement for injured tug chief engineer who was hit with a parted tow wire and sustained a mild traumatic brain injury.
  • $200,000 Settlement against U.S. Navy for injury to welder who stepped into an unguarded hole in the flight deck of a naval destroyer.
  • $200,000 Fractures to the foot of a deckhand working on a factory trawler when object fell on foot.
  • $200,000 Settlement for bicycle rider who sustained pelvic fractures when dog knocked him off bicycle.
  • $200,000 Settlement for tug mate who sustained a lower back injury while attempting to pull a line stuck in a bow pud.
  • $200,000 Settlement for combi on a fishing vessel who sustained severe foot fractures when a large engine part was negligently dropped on his foot by co-workers.
  • $186,514 Verdict in favor of Washington State Ferry ordinary seaman who suffered knee injury tripping on a mat which had corner curled upward resulting in trip hazard.
  • $175,000 Settlement for wrist fracture caused by head-on motor vehicle collision.
  • $175,000 Settlement for a passenger on a cruise ship who sustained a serious knee and neck injury when she fell on broken plates that were not properly secured in bad weather.
  • $162,500 Settlement in favor of fisherman injured when he was stabbed by another member of the crew.
  • $150,000 Settlement for engineer on a tender vessel who sustained eye injury when a marine battery exploded in his face.
  • $135,000 Settlement for ankle fracture in motor vehicle collision.
  • $125,000 Settlement with Washington State Ferries following right shoulder injury while attempting to secure a rescue boat.
  • $100,000 Multiple rib fractures sustained by motorcyclist in a motor vehicle collision.
  • $88,000 Settlement for leg fracture involving an unguarded conveyor belt.
  • $88,000 Settlement for leg fracture involving an unguarded conveyor belt.

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Kraft Palmer Davies, PLLC
1001 Fourth Avenue
Suite 4131
Seattle, WA 98154

Phone: 206-624-8844
Toll Free: 800-448-8008
Fax: 206-624-2912
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