Construction Accident Attorney Hawaii

Construction Accidents, Jobsites and Workplace Injuries - Hawaii

William H. Lawson, Attorney at Law

1188 Bishop St.
Suite 2902
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Phone: (808) 524-5300 New Client Hotline
Phone: (808) 528-2525 Main Business Line

The Deadline to File a Construction Accident Claim

The deadline for filing most construction accident claims in court in Hawaii is two (2) years from the date when the victim was exposed to the danger AND the injuries resulted therefrom. Some statutes appear to indicate that there is also a maximum limit of six (6) years from the date of the alleged negligence in which to file a professional malpractice claim against an architect, a structural engineer, etc.

Claim Information

A construction accident claim may arise in a number of different ways. heavy equipment One contractor may conduct its business in a dangerous or negligent fashion giving rise to injuries to others- such as a property owner or the employees of a different contractor. (Under Hawaii law if the contractor's employees themselves are injured, this would generally give rise to a workers' compensation claim and not an independent construction accident claim.) A property owner may fail to warn of dangerous conditions on its property and this may cause an employee of a contractor to be injured. A contractor may be using equipment which is dangerous or defective and which causes injury to a worker or to a propery owner.

Examples of Construction Accident Claims in Hawaii

Some examples of Hawaii construction accident claims are: construction tool injuries

  • Dangerous construction equipment having inadequate safety devices or warnings
  • Cave-ins, sink holes, collapsing excavations, etc.
  • Falls due to failures to barricade or warn
  • A property owner's failure to warn of known dangerous conditions on the property
  • A structure which collapses
  • Injuries to the employees of one contractor caused by the activities of a different contractor

Construction Accident Lawyer Hawaii

A construction accident attorney in Hawaii, such as personal injury attorney William H. Lawson, will often provide the legal assistance needed to deal with injuries arising out of a construction accident here in the islands. Athough our main office is in Honolulu, we have frequently handled matters for clients on Maui, Kauai and the Big Island. Numerous workers have been seriously injured or suffered wrongful death while working on a construction site here in the 50th State, Such workers and laborers, or their surviving relatives, often have a claim for injuries and damages which can be pursued by a qualified and capable construction accident attorney here in Hawai'i. We have handled many construction matters and assisted many construction workers who have been negligently or wrongfully injured in Hawaii with claims in the various courts of Maui, Kauai, Oahu, and the Big Island, even when it required setting up a local office for a lengthy trial. The common refusal by employers and their insurance companies to provide financial assistance after an injury, and even to deny medical care, is often the motivation for an injured worker requesting our office to assist them with respect to their construction accident claims. If you have suffered personal injuries as the victim of a construction accident, please contact us on the New Client Hotline at 808-524-5300 (or on our general office line at 808-528-2525) for a free initial consultation with William H. Lawson, Personal Injury Lawyer Hawaii, about your case. There is no fee, ie no charge for legal services, if there is no recovery. Mr. Lawson has been providing reliable, honest, trustworthy legal advice to his clients in the State of Hawaii and from all over the world for in excess of 30 years.

  • Our office charges on a CONTINGENCY FEE basis in accident cases which we accept. Hence, there is NO CHARGE for an initial consultation to evaluate your case. E-mail us or call us at (808) 524-5300 or (808) 528-2525 if you have any more questions.

  • If you believe that you may have a claim of this type, please take a few moments to visit with a paralegal to outline the nature of your claim. Thank you!


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With proper foundation, the Hawaii courts recognize that a personal injury damage award should adequately compensate for actual losses sustained - past, present or future. "[D}ifficulties often arise in ascertaining... what sum will produce adequate compensation." The duty of juries in such cases is "to draw reasonable and probable inferences from the facts and circumstances in evidence and "to form, under proper instructions from the court, such reasonable and probable estimate, as in the exercise of good sense and sound judgment ... will produce adequate compensation." "There is no sound reason ... for throwing any part of the loss upon the injured party.". Coney v. Lihue Plantation Co., 39 Haw. 129 (1951)

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