Construction sites are dangerous places to work, accounting for almost 20 percent of workplace fatalities each year. If you've suffered an injury or a loved one has been killed in a construction accident, you need to retain a personal injury attorney who has experience handling construction accident claims. In most states, if you are covered by workers' compensation insurance you cannot sue your employer or co-workers. You may, however, have grounds for a lawsuit against other people or companies that bear responsibility for your accident-related injuries. A construction accident lawyer can review the details of your accident to determine whether you may be entitled to additional compensation. The law firm can also prepare and file a personal injury claim on your behalf, attempt to negotiate an out-of-court settlement and represent you in court during trial.