Construction accidents and worker’s compensation often go hand in hand, but not always though. When you are injured in the workplace you start to wonder how you will cover the cost of medical expenses and if or when you will return to work. You need answers to these questions as soon as possible.
The Dan Doyle Law Group can help. Our attorneys always emphasize that it is in your best interest to seek legal assistance. This is because a lawyer can better answer your questions as they relate to your case. Discuss your case with a construction accident attorney today.
INJURIES CAUSED BY CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENTS
Working on a construction site is a dangerous profession. No matter how safe you are when working, you don’t know if those around you are practicing safe measures or if the site is safe. Because of this, an accident can happen without much warning. The most common injuries caused by construction accidents include the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Broken bones
- Internal bleeding
In order to protect yourself following a construction site accident, be sure to speak with an Allentown construction accident attorney from The Dan Doyle Law Group as soon as possible.
CAN I SUE IF INJURED ON A CONSTRUCTION SITE WHILE WORKING?
Anyone who is injured while working on a construction site will need to identify potential defendants. Only if your injuries are a result of your regular job duties then it may qualify for worker’s compensation. In the event the injury was the result of someone’s negligence it would best suit you to file a private injury claim instead.
THE STEPS FOLLOWING A CONSTRUCTION SITE ACCIDENT?
Every construction site injury is different, which is why you should follow the steps below as closely as possible:
- Be sure to enter all the details of your accident on an injury form and give it to your employer
- Collect any names and contact information of witnesses to the accident
- Take photos of the location where you were injured and make a note of any defective equipment or products
- Keep details organized by writing everything down that happened in addition to the course of action you took before, during, and after
- Take pictures and document all your visible injuries
- Seek medical care immediately
CAN I FILE A LAWSUIT AGAINST A THIRD PARTY?
In some cases, you are able to if the third party, aside from your employer, were responsible for your injuries. You would then use a third-party injury lawsuit against them no matter if you are collecting worker’s compensation benefits or not. Benefits under worker’s compensation are very limited and additional claims can compensate you for pain and suffering or distress.
SPEAK WITH THE DAN DOYLE LAW GROUP TODAY
An Allentown construction accident attorney at The Dan Doyle Law Group will be able to review your case and provide an honest assessment. Call our office at 215-987-3730 to schedule a consultation with a member of our team.