There is no doubt that the construction industry is a dangerous one. Each day, construction workers put themselves at risk when they report to job sites that involve many hazards. Construction work is essential to our society and economy; however, so it is just a reality that construction accidents and injuries to workers will occur.
If you sustained injuries in a construction accident while on the job, you should learn about your rights to workers’ compensation benefits. Schedule a consultation with an experienced construction accident lawyer at Tanzillo Stassin & Babcock in Indiana today.
Many types of accidents can happen on construction sites and can result in life-changing or fatal injuries. Some common construction accidents include:
All of these accidents have the potential to result in serious injuries, including the following:
Even with the right safety equipment and procedures, accidents can still happen in construction work. Sometimes, accidents are the result of a mistake, but other accidents cannot be avoided and are simply a risk of the job.
Like other employers, construction companies must carry workers’ compensation insurance. This insurance provides benefits for construction workers involved in injury-causing accidents. Benefits can cover:
After a construction accident, a worker should not have to be responsible for their own injury-related expenses. It is important to take the steps necessary to file a successful workers’ compensation claim as soon as possible to receive the benefits you deserve.
Our workers’ compensation lawyers work closely with clients to prepare claims and handle the entire insurance process. Many injured construction workers are shocked when a claim is denied, or the insurer offers much less than the claimed losses. In this situation, having legal representation can help defend your claim while you keep focusing on your physical recovery from your injuries.
Our legal team can also explore whether there was third-party liability for your accident that could result in additional compensation. We can handle both a workers’ compensation claim and a private insurance claim stemming from your injuries.
Knowing your rights and the process to receive compensation after a construction accident can be confusing. Your employer and the insurance company might also try to make it difficult for you to receive the full benefits to cover your losses. It is important that you consult with a knowledgeable construction accident attorney at Tanzillo Stassin & Babcock who can evaluate your rights and take action on your behalf. Contact us for a free consultation today.
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