Construction accidents are serious matters, especially when the injury is catastrophic. Workers in this industry deserve a safe workplace, but some construction companies might try to cut corners to save money. When safety is the line item that gets cut, there can be serious impacts to the employees.
When you think about the conditions at a construction site, you can see why safety is imperative. There are often heavy machines, primitive conditions and a lot of people on most construction sites. All of this is bad enough, but when you add in the nature of the job, with the heavy lifting and heights, things get even more dangerous.
We understand that you only wanted to go to work and earn your living. You didn’t expect that you were going to suffer an injury that prevents you from working. When that happens, you need to find out your options for getting your medical bills covered and for ensuring an income coming into your home.
The circumstances of your accident will have an impact on where you go from here. If you are injured due to the negligence of your employer, workers’ compensation is likely the way you will turn for benefits. If the injury was because of something that someone other than your employer did or did not do, whether it was the owner of the property, another contractor on the job or the general contractor or someone else, you may bring what is called “a third-party lawsuit” to obtain the compensation you are entitled to for your injuries.
Looking into the circumstances of the injury can give us a direction for your case. We can let you know what options you have and what you can expect. This can help you to make decisions about the direction of your case.