Workers’ compensation cases and personal injury litigation go hand in hand. The benefits from workers’ compensation only apply where legal claims exist between the employer and the employee. Workers are within their rights to file a worker’s compensation claim against their employers when they have been injured in the course and scope of employment. However, the benefits awarded are mostly inadequate compensation for medical bills, future earning capacity, lost wages, medical bills, and diminished quality of life.
How can a Construction Accident Lawyer Help you?
A construction accident attorney is an advocate for the protection of the legal rights of injured workers. Construction work is demanding and dangerous. It requires workers to handle hazardous and heavy equipment, climb great heights, and do their job in dangerous environments. Yet, even after taking all the necessary safety precautions, accidents can still happen, leaving a worker with a significant injury while on the job.
Sometimes, unsafe circumstances can cause an accident. As a result, the injured worker is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits from the company that employed them.
A worker has the option to file a work injury claim via a construction accident lawyer to see if they can get justice from other financial entities. Construction projects involve multiple parties, all working on a single project. A construction accident lawyer helps find which parties, negligently caused an injury. They file a personal injury lawsuit besides the workers’ compensation benefits claim when they find the relevant parties.
Some cases show defective safety equipment or materials at the construction site caused the injury. In this case, the lawyer can advise the worker whether it is possible to file a product liability case against the manufacturer because of negligence.
An injured worker should contact a construction accident attorney as soon as possible to learn more about the plethora of potential recovery possibilities from the different parties involved in the construction site injury.
Impact of a Construction Accident on a Worker
Depending on the injury, a worker can suffer from stress due to medical bills and lost wages; lose the ability to work again; or even face a lifetime of undergoing treatment, rehabilitation, surgeries, and therapy. Such a catastrophic accident will leave the injured worker with expenses amounting to six or even seven figures. This becomes a tremendous financial hardship for the worker and his family to face.
Compensation from Construction Accident Case
But they shouldn’t face this hardship alone. An experienced construction accident lawyer helps the worker fight to get rightful compensation for:
- Medical, hospital, and rehabilitation bills associated with treatment for the worker’s injuries
- Lost wages because the injuries make it difficult for them to go to work, and reduces future earning capacity
- Emotional distress the worker suffers because of serious injuries
- Pain and suffering the worker experiences, and diminished quality of life
Attorneys at Littman & Babiarz have a record of 30 years helping workers get compensation. Contact our office today to get legal advice concerning your case from one of our experienced Construction Accident lawyers. You can also call us on 607-277-7527 regarding your free initial consultation today.
You can also visit our law offices in Auburn and Ithaca. We also serve clients in Lansing, Watkins Glen, Owego, Elmira, and surrounding counties.