Should You File for Workers’ Compensation After a Construction Site Accident?

If you work on a construction site then you likely go to work every day with the knowledge that you could be injured. Does this mean that you have no rights if you are injured? Does it mean that your employer has no responsibility to keep you safe? Of course not. A construction site injury is more than painful and it is more than a frustration. It can lead to missed time from work, which can result in serious financial strain.

Whether the injury is serious and will change your ability to work forever, or it is a relatively minor injury, it is worth talking to a personal injury attorney to find out what your options are. It may be that it’s worth it to file a workers’ compensation claim. It may be that filing a personal injury lawsuit makes more sense. It may be that your injury was an accident and no one is to blame. Call The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 now for a free legal consultation.

There are numerous benefits to filing for workers’ compensation

Workers’ compensation has one very specific purpose: To provide compensation for an employee who was injured on the job. There are other ways that an injured person can get financial support after an accident, such as filing a lawsuit against a negligent third party. For example, if a worker was injured on the job due to a defective tool, then they could have grounds for a workers’ compensation claim and as well as a product liability claim against the manufacturer of the tool.

The main advantage over a workers’ compensation claim compared to other options is that fault does not have to be proven. On the other hand, if you file a personal injury lawsuit, we must prove that another party acted negligently or recklessly and that their actions (or lack of action) directly resulted in the accident. In the event this is difficult to prove, a workers’ compensation claim is likely the best option.

Construction site injuries can happen in many different ways

Construction sites are some of the most dangerous places to work and there are commonly many different types of hazards. To make it worse, it is a common practice for a construction company to put time restrictions on their employees, which leads to rushing and can lead to an unsafe working environment.

Some of the most common types of injuries that happen on a jobsite include slips and falls, electrocution, being hit by something falling on them, and injuries with power tools. In some cases, no one is at fault. In others, an employer was negligent and their negligence led to the accident.

If you have been involved in a workplace accident then you should contact a personal injury attorney who can help. You will find that attorney by calling The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000.