Construction Accidents: Protecting the Rights of Injured Construction Workers
Understanding Construction Site Accidents
Construction work ranks among the most hazardous industries. With the frequent use of power tools and heavy machinery, accidents on a construction site can result in serious injuries or fatalities. Understanding your rights and options for filing a workers’ compensation claim is crucial when you’ve been injured on the job.
Common Types of Workers’ Compensation Construction Accidents
Statistics reveal alarming numbers of construction accidents. Among the leading types are:
- Falls (39.2%)
- Struck by an object (8.2%)
- Electrocutions (7.3%)
- Caught-in/between accidents (5.1%)
Safety Concerns with Power Tools and Equipment
The improper use or failure of power tools and equipment can lead to devastating injuries. Adhering to safety guidelines is vital, but accidents still occur.
Workers’ Compensation for Construction Accidents
California requires construction companies to carry Workers’ Compensation insurance. However, insurance carriers may try to pay less than what you deserve.
Medical Bills and Expenses
These benefits should cover your medical bills, treatment, diagnosis, physical therapy, and rehabilitation. Knowing your rights can help ensure you receive the compensation you’re entitled to.
Disability Benefits and Returning to Work
If your injury affects your ability to return to work, you may also be entitled to disability benefits. Understanding the deadlines and required documentation is essential in securing these benefits.
The Process of Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim
Navigating a workers’ compensation claim can be complex. Our experienced construction accident attorneys are here to assist you.
Contact Us for a Free Evaluation
We understand the stress and financial strain of being injured on the job. Contact our lawyers for workplace injuries and schedule your free evaluation today. We’ll take the burden off your shoulders, ensuring you receive fair compensation.
Pursuing a Personal Injury Claim
In some cases, a personal injury claim may also be appropriate. If a third party’s negligence contributed to the accident, you might have additional legal avenues to explore.
Why Choose Us for Your Construction Accident Claim
With our in-depth understanding of the legal aspects of construction accidents, we are committed to helping you receive the compensation you deserve. Trust us to guide you through the complexities of filing a workers’ compensation claim, handling medical bills, and exploring personal injury claims if applicable.