Accidents that occur on a work site are not only physically painful, but they can also hurt your chances of returning to work so you can make enough money to put food on the table. This complicated, seemingly never-ending cycle of expenses and pain can be overwhelming.
The attorneys at Marcotte Law Firm are committed to stopping this cycle and helping you get the cost-effective care and treatment you need.
Workers’ compensation is available to most employees who have been hurt on a construction site. Your employer and its insurance company are required to give you fair compensation so that you can cover costs associated with your medical bills and lost wages. Fair compensation can come in many forms.
- Total Disability: This pays you 60% of your average weekly wage if you are unable to work at all.
- Partial Disability: This pays you 60% of the difference in your wages if your injury allows you to work, but for less money than before.
- Permanent and Total Disability: This pays you 60% indefinitely if you are totally disabled and unable to work for the rest of your life.
However, in many cases, injured workers are not offered the full amount for which they are eligible. Our lawyers have more than 150 years of combined experience helping individuals obtain the compensation they deserve.Pursuing All Possible Damages
You may not be limited to a workers’ compensation remedy. In certain circumstances, your injury on the work site can be a result of someone’s negligent conduct. If that person worked for a different company, you may be able to pursue a third-party claim.
We work tirelessly with our clients to ensure their rights are protected and they receive adequate reimbursement for their financial loss. We conduct meticulous investigations by gathering forensic evidence to build a complete picture of your case. If you are an employee of a subcontractor, we can help you with the often confusing process of filing a third-party negligence claim.
We regularly and successfully represent clients who have worksite accident claims related to the following matters:
- Falls from heights, including ladder and scaffolding accidents
- Heavy equipment and truck accidents
- Loading and unloading accidents
- Falling debris
- Forklift accidents
- Loss of limb and partial loss of limb
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Knee injuries
- Brain and head injuries
- Ligament tears
These accidents are so serious in nature that they can be deadly. If you have lost a loved one in a construction accident, our attorneys are prepared to help you file a wrongful death claim and a claim for workers compensation death benefits. Additionally, your work injuries may be so significant that you cannot return to work. In those situations, we can help you navigate the Social Security Disability process as well.Ready to Learn More?
Construction site accidents often involve multiple parties and detailed factual evidence. We can help you build a strong claim. To learn more about the claim process and how we can help, email the firm or call (978) 458-1229 today.