08 Jan Can a Lawyer Help Me After a Construction Accident?
Suppose you were involved in an accident at a construction site. In this case, you may have suffered debilitating injuries due to unsafe conditions, and as a result, have had to deal with the medical and financial fallout. If this sounds like you, you may be eligible for compensation. This event can leave you reeling, so it is vital to have trusted and experienced representation. Our team at Tannenbaum, Bellantone, & Silver, P.C. is determined to help you and your family through this trying time.
We have represented many people that have been in an accident on a construction site. Construction is a fairly common occupation, but many necessary safety measures need to be taken to protect people and property. The use of heavy machinery and large structures can prove to be perilous. When an accident occurs on a construction site, many injuries and other complications can arise. Common accidents that might require legal action may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Falls from height.
- Crane accidents.
- Stress injuries
- Slips, trips, and falls.
- Forklift accidents
- Machinery accidents.
- Chemical or toxin exposure.
If you get injured at a construction site due to someone else’s negligence, it can be devastating. Injuries, medical expenses, loss of work, and impact on your personal life can severely impact your well-being.
Can A Lawyer Help Me?
It is best to seek out representation early on in this process to avoid mistakes that will cost you. Our team will work for you and your family to get the compensation you deserve while recovering from this traumatic experience. Some of the damages that an experienced construction accident lawyer can help you recover from include:
- Rehabilitation costs, medical bills, and hospital bills that are associated with treatment for your injuries.
- Lost wages as a result of this injury, including lost earning capacity.
- Emotional distress.
- Pain and suffering.
Right now, you might not feel like there is anyone on your side. The whirlwind of forms, deadlines, appointments, and court appearances can be overwhelming. There are a few legal claims you may be able to file after a construction accident:
Workers’ Compensation Claim
The Workers Compensation Act does not allow an injured employee to sue their employer for injuries because many employers have workers’ compensation insurance provided to them. These benefits are available to any employee, even if they caused their own injury. Employees receive benefits, including reimbursement for medical expenses and weekly payments. However, these benefits often prove to be insufficient in covering the suffering associated with a construction injury. Also, these reimbursements are only covered treatment that is deemed necessary.
A third party could be held liable for negligence when someone becomes injured on a construction site. Equipment manufacturers, property owners, and contractors can all be held liable for your accident if the appropriate safety measures were not in place. These parties are responsible for maintaining and designing safe products or enforcing proper safety measures. Our team can help you determine if these situations apply to your case.
While you may receive benefits that will help with some of the problems caused by your accident, it may not be enough to cover a lifetime of issues caused by a catastrophic incident. Our team at Tannenbaum, Bellantone, & Silver, P.C., know the law and know how to use it to protect your rights. We will stop at nothing to investigate this event’s circumstances and help you pursue a favorable outcome. We will handle all of your case’s complexities, including negotiating with insurance companies to ensure you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you, please do not hesitate to contact us today!