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Las Cruces Construction Accident Attorneys

Seeking Justice for Injured Construction Workers in NM 

While the construction industry can offer workers fulfilling and well-paying careers, it’s also a high-hazard industry. From scaffolding collapses to traumatic brain injuries (TBI), there’s a lot that can go wrong on construction sites. Even if accidents are inevitable, it’s important for construction workers to know and exercise their rights to pursue justice and recover damages for wrongful injuries sustained on the job. 

At Buckingham & Vega Law Firm, our construction accident attorneys have decades of experience pursuing justice for injured construction site workers and visitors in Las Cruces and beyond. If you sustained a construction-related injury due to negligence, our passionate advocates can fight to recover full damages on your behalf and hold all liable parties accountable for the suffering they’ve caused you.

If you were injured in a construction accident our lawyers can seek compensation on your behalf. Contact us online to discuss your case.

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Explore How We Have Helped Our Clients
  • 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
  • Electrocution 
  • 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

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: 

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