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New Orleans Construction Accident Attorneys

Sometimes It’s More Than A Workers’ Comp Case

Construction workers face some of most dangerous working conditions of any industry.

Construction work is physically demanding and dangerous…. and these dangers are not just present on larger commercial development projects.  Construction accidents actually happen more often on smaller projects for individual homeowners.

As a result of this type of work, serious injuries can occur quite often.

My name is Mike Gertler.  I am a New Orleans Construction Accident Attorney and managing partner of the Gertler Law Firm – a Personal Injury Law Firm in New Orleans, Louisiana.

We know that regulations, inspection requirements, and work safety programs are in place to prevent construction site accidents – largely to promote safety awareness on the job site.

But even with all of the efforts to address the unique challenge of construction site safety, accidents will always be a part of the job.


Because safety on a construction site often takes a “back-seat” in an effort to keep the project on schedule.  It’s all about profits – and delays decrease profits.

For the construction worker, even a so-called minor injury, like a broken bone, can be devastating because even after the injury has healed, he or she may never be able to meet the demands of their job ever again.

Some of the injuries we see are severe, such as:

  • Injuries suffered from scaffolding, roofs and other high elevations;
  • Injuries from unsafe or defective equipment;
  • Being struck by falling equipment or moving machinery;
  • Exposure to hazardous materials;
  • Burns; and
  • Repetitive motion injuries.

If you have been injured in a construction accident in New Orleans, or a member of your family has been injured while working on a construction site, you may be able to file a tort lawsuit instead of just a workers’ compensation claim.

That’s when you need to discuss the situation with a qualified personal injury attorney and get your questions answered.  We’d like to be the attorneys you call.

We’ve worked with union and non-union construction workers of every type, and that gives us a unique insight into what you and your family are going through – and the specific help you need.

We want to make sure you and your family are taken care of, that you get all of the medical attention you need, and that you get back your lost earnings.  We will also address the help you’ll need in the future.

If you need help from a New Orleans Construction Accident Lawyer, please call our office at 504-581-6411…. if the call is long distance, use our toll-free number at 877-581-6411.

The call or meeting is confidential – and absolutely FREE.

And for all construction accident cases, our firm operates on a contingency fee basis – meaning we do not charge for our services unless we secure a settlement for you or are successful in the courtroom.  You will also not have to pay for any costs or expenses related to your case if there is no award or settlement.

I thank you for visiting our website…. and if you need help, please do call.