Legal Advice On Accidents At Construction Sites
Construction work is one of the most hazardous occupations around. At the same time, it can be a source of great pride for construction workers to know they helped erect a tall building or install an important highway. Construction workers also gain valuable experience using heavy machinery and precision tools.
Whatever your reasons for going into construction work, you now face serious challenges after an onsite injury caused by a/an:
- Ladder fall
- Scaffolding collapse
- Roofing accident
- Welding accident
- Fire or explosion
- Heavy equipment accident
- Accident caused by a defective power tool
Prompt legal advice may be as critical as prompt medical treatment for assuring the best long-term recovery possible.
How To Make Workers’ Compensation Work For You
Workers’ compensation is designed to protect employers from lawsuits and to ensure that injured workers have a way to cover medical bills and get along without paychecks during the recovery process. You likely qualify for workers’ compensation benefits after a construction site accident. Getting your claim underway right away can help you maximize the total benefits you are eligible for through workers’ compensation.
Do You Have A Third-Party Liability Claim, Too?
However, this may not be the end of the story. A detailed investigation may reveal there are other responsible parties — not your employer — that share responsibility for the construction accident. A tool manufacturer, a delivery service or a maintenance service may be that liable third party. A skilled personal injury lawyer can investigate to determine whether there is a potential third-party claim to bring.
At Glenda Mitchell Law Firm, we leave no stone unturned for our workplace injury clients. We work to discover how to help our clients get the compensation they need to address all injuries and losses.
Free Consultation For Injured Construction Workers
Glenda Mitchell Law Firm offers no-obligation case evaluations to people injured at construction sites in Georgia (through our Cartersville office; 864-326-3073) and in South Carolina (through our Greenville office; ). You may prefer to send an email inquiry through this website to request a conversation with an experienced attorney.