13 Million Work Injury
Buckingham & Vega represented an oilfield worker who was killed when their company failed to properly train its employees on how to safely move waste bins. Our client was killed when he became trapped between two bins.
$5 Million Catastrophic Amputation
We represented a worker who was injured due to the negligence of his company. A forklift operator failed to keep a proper lookout as the company failed to properly train the operator in how to safely operate the forklift.
$3.25 Million Construction Accident
We obtained a $3.25 million result on behalf of an individual who was injured after a construction site scaffold failure.
$3 Million+ Construction Accident
Our team obtained a $3 million+ construction accident settlement on behalf of a client who was injured at work.
Common Construction-Related Injuries
From struck-by accidents due to falling debris to crane accidents to poorly installed scaffolding, there are many construction injuries that can result from negligence. Common injuries include:
- Burn injuries
- Broken bones and fractures
- Vision impairments/blindness
- Neck, back, and shoulder injuries
Who Is Liable in a New Mexico Construction Accident?
In personal injury law, “negligence” is the failure to act with the same level of care and prudence that a reasonable person would have exercised under similar circumstances. In construction accidents, various parties can be held liable for construction-related injuries if their negligence caused the injury. Depending on the type and cause of the construction accident, there are many individuals that may be liable for construction-related injuries.
Common parties that can be liable in a construction accident include:
General contractors are typically responsible for overseeing the entire construction project. In addition to ensuring all work is carried out safely and in compliance with relevant safety regulations, general contractors are also responsible for:
- Overseeing the hiring of competent and qualified subcontractors.
- Ensuring that all workers receive proper training to perform their tasks safely.
- Conducting regular safety inspections to identify and address potential hazards on the construction site.
If a general contractor fails to take reasonable steps to prevent or address hazardous conditions that result in an injury, they may be held liable in a construction accident.
Subcontractors bear a similar burden of responsibility as general contractors for ensuring the safety of their work areas and adherence to necessary safety regulations. Their role often involves specialized tasks within the larger construction project. Subcontractors can be held liable in construction accidents for various reasons, such as: