Tennessee Construction Accident Claims

Representing Victims of Construction Accidents

Construction accidents are usually complex. While on-the-job injuries are covered by workers’ compensation, victims of construction site accidents may also be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the person or entity who caused their injury. If you have been injured, or a loved one has been injured or killed at a construction site, contact Jack W. Piper Jr. in Knoxville, Tennessee, for a free initial consultation to discuss your case.

Jack W. Piper Jr. has had the valuable experience of representing the family of a loved one who died as a result of an accident at a construction site. The deadly accident could have been easily avoided if the contractor simply followed OSHA/TOSHA standards, but those standards were ignored. Jack W. Piper Jr. also handled the workers’ compensation claim against the employer. Both claims were important for the financial stability of the survivors after their husband’s/father’s tragic death.

Can I Sue the Person Who Caused My Injury?

Workers’ compensation laws bar victims of workplace accidents from suing their employers. However, if your injury was caused by a third party (someone other than your employer), you might also be able to file a personal injury claim against the at-fault party. Filing a personal injury claim allows you to obtain compensation for pain and suffering and other damages that are not covered by workers’ compensation.

Construction sites often contain multiple contractors and subcontractors. They also contain heavy equipment that can cause serious injury or death. If you are injured as the result of negligence of a contractor, a subcontractor or the manufacturer of equipment that is defective, you can file a personal injury claim in addition to obtaining benefits from workers’ compensation.

Examples of accidents that may involve third-party liability include:

  • Scaffolding and ladder accidents
  • Accidents caused by cranes or other heavy equipment
  • Injuries caused by falling objects
  • Falling though a hole that is not protected by railings
  • Collapse of a building, trench or structure

Construction accidents often involve violation of OSHA requirements and other safety regulations. Our lawyers will make a detailed investigation of any worksite safety violations to determine if those violations contributed to your injury.


Jack W. Piper, Jr. has the legal experience and determination to achieve the result you want. Contact the Piper Law Office today to learn how we can help you.