Construction Injury in Alabama – Reasons to Call a Lawyer

Jan 26, 2023 | Allen A. Ritchie, Firm News | 0 comments

Allen's Answers - Workplace Injuries


There are laws in our state to keep construction workers safe. But some companies will cut safety to increase profits.

Here is my experience – don’t think the company is out to help you. The company is out to help the company.

Additionally, some businesses have actively worked against the employees. For example, pushing hurt laborers to quit, inventing reasons to fire people, and even offering to pay hurt people not to sue. All these types of behavior can cost an injured person thousands of dollars, if not hundreds of thousands.

Top 4 injuries that need a doctor AND a lawyer:

  • Fractures, especially of the spine and neck – These are often the result of the company not following established procedures. A bad back is not a normal cause of physical labor.
  • Any head injury – Despite research into concussion trauma, some bosses tell workers to shake it off. We now know these head injuries can cause significant mental difficulties well into the future.
  • Reduced sight or hearing – This is often the result of a lack of proper protective gear.
  • Post-Traumatic Stress – Workplace PTSD is a real phenomenon resulting in such symptoms as exhaustion, depression, anxiety, sleep problems, irritability, and mood swings.

I see two major reasons injured workers don’t contact a lawyer. They think the injury is too minor, or they think their problem is a result of something other than work, for example, aging. Often neither of these reasons is valid.

So, do you have a case? Ask yourself whether 12 of your neighbors would think the company did you wrong. If the answer is yes, it is time to take action.

If you are hurt on a construction site or suffer a personal injury like a traffic accident, you can talk to us at the Law Firm of Eiland and Ritchie (251) 666-1212 for free. We want to help you get back on your feet.

Also, join us on NBC 15 LawCall here in Mobile every Sunday night at 10:30, right after the news. We will take your calls live.

Allen Ritchie

Alabama personal injury lawyer