Workers Comp Benefits for Construction Accidents
“Are workers compensation benefits the only benefits I receive if injured in a construction site accident?”
The answer to this question depends on who is at fault for causing your injuries. You may be entitled to collect benefits from your employer’s workers compensation insurance carrier and also bring a claim for compensation for pain and suffering against whoever is at fault for causing the accident.
Safety should not be an option — it is a necessity. Everyone from equipment manufacturers to on the job contractors must do everything possible to protect workers. When shortcuts are taken or job safety is ignored, the results can be devastating.
Workers are often required to work at heights on roofs, scaffolding, or iron work. Fall protection can substantially reduce their risk of injury. It is a simple precaution that is often ignored on the job site.
Workers are also at risk of being struck by falling objects on a job site. Safety on the job site can minimize the danger to them of injury, disfigurement and death.
Injuries on a construction site can be extraordinary and disabling. Many workers are not able to return to their jobs. Their families lose their breadwinner. Their loved one is never the same. While workers compensation may provide for payment of medical expenses and some of the lost income, it may not provide for all of the lost income and it will not provide for compensation for pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one is hurt on the job, you should talk to an experienced lawyer to protect your rights and make sure that you collect the compensation to which your are entitled. Call us for a free consultation at 1-800-560-3388. Send us an e-mail at [email protected]. We can make sure you and your family receive justice.
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