Construction Site Accidents
When we picture a construction worker, we usually picture what he or she is wearing. We picture the hard hat. We picture the safety glasses. We picture the steel toe boots. This is what comes to our minds because this is what construction workers usually wear. They wear these things because construction sites are dangerous. Heavy objects can fall. Shards of wood, glass or metal can fly into an eye. Workers can fall if sufficient fall prevention protocols aren’t in place.Worksite Injuries and Workers’ Compensation
If you’re on a job site, it’s almost always because you’re working. So, when someone gets injured on a construction site, everyone understands that the injured worker is going to file for Workers Compensation. However, workers comp benefits can be limited. They will pay a portion of your lost wages, and they’ll pay for your medical expenses. But, workers compensation will not reimburse you for your pain and suffering.Do I Have a Claim Against Anyone?
Another aspect of the Workers Compensation system is that you cannot sue your employer. But, there are no rules against suing anyone else who negligently caused your injury.
On a job site, it’s rare that there is only one company working. There could be a general contractor, plumber, electrician, HVAC technician, Carpenters, installers of various products. This is true whether the job site is a kitchen remodel or a multi-million dollar project at a hospital.
Taking this altogether, the law allows for you to recover against the different companies on the site. If you’re a plumber who is injured by the general contractor, you can get both workers compensation benefits and make a claim for injuries against the G.C.Typical Types of Injuries
There is no limit to the types of injuries that you can sustain on a job site. However, there are some injuries that we see more often. Those include:
- Crush Injuries
- Fractures and Broken Bones
- Shoulder Injuries, including Rotator Cuff Injuries
- Severe Spinal Injuries to the Neck and/or Back
- Fatal Injuries; and
- Burn Injuries
When someone’s livelihood is taken away, you lose more than a paycheck. Providing for your family brings a sense of pride and accomplishment. There’s nothing better than a hard day’s work to put a roof over your family’s head and food on their table. When someone is injured at work, it can feel like your life’s purpose is taken away.
At Marcotte Law Firm, we understand that there’s more to these cases than just getting a wage replacement check. We understand that when the insurance company is calling you lazy for not going back to work before you’re healthy enough, nothing can be further from the truth.Experienced Construction Injury Lawyer
If you’ve been hurt on the job, you need a lawyer who has experience in these claims. At Marcotte Law Firm, our attorneys have decades of experience representing injured workers through the Workers Compensation process. We also leave no stone unturned as we make sure that there’s no potential claim against someone who was responsible for your injury.
At Marcotte Law Firm, we know how to leverage all the types of insurance to get you the compensation you deserve. Call us for your free consultation.