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Construction Accident Attorney in Hawaii 

Construction Accident Attorney in Hawaii 

Hawaii Construction Site Injury Lawyer Fighting to Recover Compensation on Behalf of Clients in Honolulu, East Honolulu, Pearl City, Waipahu, Hilo, and Throughout HI

Construction sites are dangerous sites to work in. Workers are exposed to a wide variety of dangers. However, employers are required to ensure reasonably safe work environments for their workers. In fact, many construction accidents are avoidable. When they do happen, many of these accidents result in serious and life-altering injuries. With the help of an experienced construction accident attorney in Hawaii, you can pursue financial compensation for your injuries and other damages. 

Depending on the circumstances of the accident, you will have the option to pursue compensation through a workers’ compensation as well as a third-party lawsuit. At The Law Offices of Preston Easley, we are committed to fighting to protect the rights of injured workers. We will review your case and determine all options for recovering compensation. Our law firm has a reputation for securing significant settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients. You can rely on our experience in handling construction and industrial accident cases to help you secure a favorable outcome. 

Contact us today to schedule a consultation with an experienced Hawaii construction site injury lawyer and learn about the options for compensation available to you. 

Common Types of Construction Accidents in Hawaii 

Construction accidents can take various forms. Some of the most common types of construction accidents we’ve encountered include: 

Common Causes for Construction Accidents 

Most construction accidents are avoidable. However, many construction workers continue to be injured as a result of these accidents. Some of the most common causes of construction accidents include: 

  • Lack of adequate personal protective gear 
  • Using equipment that is outdated, old, or poorly maintained 
  • Employers violating regulations for workplace safety 
  • Lack of safety components in equipment 
  • Inadequate training 
  • Using defective equipment 
  • Poor safety precautions or oversight 

If you have suffered a workplace injury, you should contact the Law Offices of Preston Easley to consult with an experienced construction accident attorney in Hawaii. We will investigate your claim to establish exactly how it occurred. We will gather the evidence required to support your workers’ compensation claim and pursue a third-party claim. We will work to ensure that you can recover maximum compensation for your damages. Contact us today so we can get started with your case. 

About Hawaii Construction Accidents

Hawaii is a state located in the Pacific Ocean. It is an archipelago consisting of 8 islands located about 2000 miles from the US mainland. There were a total of 16 work-related fatalities recorded in Hawaii in 2020. This was a significant improvement from the high of 41 fatalities recorded in 2001. According to a report by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the construction industry is one of the most dangerous work environments in the state. 3 work-related injuries were reported in the industry in 2019 and 1 in 2020. 

Not every construction accident results in the death of the victim. Many, however, result in life-altering injuries. If you have been injured in a construction accident in Hawaii, contact The Law Offices of Preston Easley to consult with an experienced Hawaii construction site injury lawyer and get started with recovering compensation for your damages. 

Reach Out to The Law Offices of Preston Easley to Schedule Free Consultation with an Experienced Construction Accident Attorney in Hawaii 

Construction accidents can be life-altering. They can have a devastating impact on both the victim and their loved ones. It is only right that you seek compensation for your injuries. The Law Offices of Preston Easley offers you the opportunity to consult with an experienced Hawaii construction site injury lawyer and get answers to your questions. We will review your case for free and explain your legal options to you. We are prepared to provide you with the representation you need to recover the compensation you deserve. 

You shouldn’t have to suffer even more than you already have. We will help you recover financial compensation to help ease the economic burden resulting from the accident. Contact us today to consult with an experienced attorney and take the first steps to pursue compensation and justice. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Construction Accidents in Hawaii 

What are my options for compensation for a construction accident in Hawaii?

If you were injured while working on a construction site in Hawaii, you can pursue compensation through the workers’ compensation system. This is a no-fault system that ensures workers are provided with a financial cushion in case of work-related injuries. Workers; compensation provides cover for some of your expenses including medical expenses and part of your lost wages.

You may also be able to pursue compensation through a third-party liability claim. This is only possible if a third party other than your employer was responsible for your injuries. However, unlike workers’ compensation, third-party lawsuits require you to prove fault and negligence.

It is in your best interests to consult with an experienced construction accident attorney in Hawaii. At The Law Offices of Preston Easley, we will review your case for free and determine your options for compensation. We will work to pursue all damages that you are eligible for.

What type of third-party lawsuit can I file for a construction accident in Hawaii?

This depends on the circumstances of your case. When you consult with a Hawaii construction site injury lawyer from The Law Offices of Preston Easley, we will investigate your case to determine the cause of your injuries and determine the best approach to recovering compensation. Some of the most common types of third-party claims resulting from construction accidents include:

Personal injury claims
– Product liability claims
– Wrongful death

Depending on the circumstances of your case, it is possible to hold multiple parties liable for your injuries. Contact our law firm today to get started working on your case right away.

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Cases We Handle

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    Longshoremen & Shipyard Workers

    Longshoring and shipyard work are very dangerous occupations. Workers in these fields, along with marine construction workers, are covered by the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, a very generous no-fault workers’ compensation system. It covers medical expenses, temporary disability, permanent disability and vocational rehabilitation.

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    Jones Act Seamen

    A seaman is a member of the crew of a vessel or group of vessels under common ownership or control. The vessel can be anything from a raft to a cargo ship. We represent seamen who work aboard recreational vessels, tugboats, dredges, barges, skiffs, workboats and cargo ships. We also represent seamen who are marine construction workers

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  • Diving

    We represent people who have been injured in SCUBA diving accidents and Commercial diving accidents. We also handle diving boat accidents. Diving can be very dangerous. We successfully represented a commercial diver who was seriously injured while cleaning the propeller of a U.S. Navy ship at Pearl Harbor

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  • accident at construction site and hard hat on floor

    Construction & Industrial Accidents

    Construction and industrial sites can be very dangerous. Although you generally cannot sue your own employer for a construction site or industrial accident (generally workers’ compensation is your exclusive remedy against your employer) there are many circumstances in which you can file a third party lawsuit against an entity other than your employer for an unsafe condition at a work site which causes you to be injured

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    Crane & Forklift Accidents

    The Easley firm has extensive experience with crane and forklift accidents and workplace accidents involving dangerous equipment and machinery. These accidents can be caused by operator error and they can be caused by the unsafe and defective condition of the equipment

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  • auto accident involving two cars on a city street

    Motor Vehicle & Truck Accidents

    Motor vehicle accidents can result in serious injury and death. These kinds of accidents can involve automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, pedestrians and unsafe road design and unsafe road conditions

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  • Catamaran Injuries Attorney

    Passenger Vessel Accidents

    Passenger accidents are common on recreational vessels, catamarans, tour boats and cruise ships.  They are frequently caused by rough sea conditions and unsafe conditions aboard the vessels.  The Easley firm has extensive experience in the field of maritime law.  We have made new law in the field of maritime law with numerous precedent setting decisions in the State Appellate Courts, the Ninth Circuit Federal Court

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    Defense Base Act

    The Defense Base Act is an extension of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act which covers civilian employees of U.S. defense contractors injured overseas, including war zones. The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensations Act as extended by the Defense Base Act is a very generous no fault workers’ compensation system

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Areas Where We Practice

Preston Easley is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. He served five years of active duty as a Naval officer — three years as a deck officer on a fast frigate and two years as a patrol boat skipper. Mr. Easley also served aboard a tank landing ship in the reserves.

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Let Us Get You The Compensation You Deserve

Preston Easley is an experienced lawyer with considerable expertise in handling federal and state personal injury cases. He will aggressively seek the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to receive. Attorney Easley represents victims of serious and fatal accidents involving cars, trucks, construction projects and maritime work.

Construction Workers We Help

  • Crane and Forklift Operators
  • Pile Drivers
  • Scaffold Workers
  • Iron Workers
  • Carpenters
  • Electricians
  • Operating Engineers
  • Electricians

Maritime Workers We Help

  • National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) Shipyard Workers
  • Manson Construction Company Workers
  • Manson Dredging Workers
  • Dutra Dredging Workers
  • Commercial Divers
  • Scuba Divers
  • Commercial Fisherman
  • Government Maritime Claims Against the Navy, Army Corps of Engineers, or the US Coast Guard, etc.
  • Marine Construction Workers
  • Offshore Oil and Gas Workers
  • Seamen
  • Shipyard Workers
  • YYK Enterprises, Inc.
  • Pacific Tugboat Service
  • Long Beach Container Terminal
  • Tugboat, Dredge, Longshoremen, and Ferry Workers
  • Barge Crews and Barge Workers
  • Marisco Limited
  • HL Welding
  • SSA Marine
  • Catalina Express
  • R.E. State Engineering
  • Shimmick Construction
  • Nova Group
  • American Scaffolding
  • Safway Scaffolding
  • Kirby Tugs
  • Crowley Tugboats
  • P&R Water Taxi
  • Continental Maritime
  • Pacific Ship Repair
  • Seaward Marine
  • Healy Tibbitts
  • General Construction
  • BAE Shipyards
  • South Coast Welding
  • Matson
  • Pasha
  • Hawaii Stevedores, Inc.
  • McCabe, Hamilton & Renny
  • Young Brothers
  • Sause Bros.
  • Foss Maritime
  • Fenix Marine Services
  • ITS
  • Total Terminals
  • TraPac
  • PCMC
  • Maersk
  • Yang Ming
  • China Overseas Shipping
  • Evergreen

Boating Accidents

  • Catamaran Accidents
  • Charter and Tour Boats
  • Cruise Ship Accidents
  • Passenger Accidents
  • Jet Ski and Personal Watercraft
  • Motorboat Accidents
  • Recreational Accidents
  • Scuba Diving Accidents
  • Speed Boat Accidents
  • Yachts and Sail Boat Accidents
  • Repair Accidents
  • Crew Accidents
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