Thousands of construction workers are injured every year in work related accidents. Injuries most common to construction workers are due to falls from roofs and ladders, faulty equipment, defective machinery, electrocution, being struck by falling objects and back injuries which are probably the most common. Back injuries most often occur from falls or heavy lifting.
If you have been injured in a work related accident due to employer negligence or manufactures defect, you need to contact a qualified construction accident attorney as soon as possible following the accident.
A construction accident attorney will investigate every detail and collect all the evidence needed such as police reports, police photographs, ambulance and hospital records. They will ask questions and interview any potential witnesses to the accident.
All evidence is critical when it comes to filing a personal injury law suit.
Injuries sustained in a work related accident can be devastating to the injured worker and their families. Most likely, you will be entitled to worker’s compensation benefits, however, that may not be nearly enough. You may in turn be forced to pay a lot of money out of pocket. These expenses could be enormous medical bill if you are unable to return to work for a long period of time.
Contacting a construction accident attorney as soon as possible after an accident is important as there may bee a statute of limitations involved in which you may file a claim.
Your attorney will meet with your employer to determine a settlement. If this settlement is not satisfactory, your attorney will begin preparations for a court hearing.
Perhaps the most difficult task proving in court, even with all the evidence collected, is who is actually at fault for your accident.
The fault may lie on your employer or anyone affiliated with them due to negligence.
Your attorney may even get you a settlement far beyond your medical bills, lost wages, and possibly even pain and suffering.
So if you have been injured in a work related accident, your first priority should be to contact a construction accident attorney. The consultation should be free and the attorney should not ask for any money up-front. They should only get paid if you win your case.