Nobody likes to be "that person" who immediately initiates a lawsuit after an accident -- but retaining an attorney after a serious injury on a construction site is a smart move.
Let's talk about why it's so important to get experienced legal advice after your injury.
1. Workers' compensation may not be as easy to claim as you think.
Sometimes workers' comp claims go through without a hitch -- and sometimes they get tied up in red tape that can take forever to untangle. An attorney can help you minimize the potential for unnecessary delays and unfair denials.
2. Workers' comp may not provide enough to cover all your losses.
If your injury is severe, you may find that the benefits provided through workers' comp aren't enough to cover your needs. You may also not even be aware of all of your options -- and you can't count on the insurance company to offer you the information.
3. You may be entitled to third-party damages.
Often, construction accidents happen due to things like faulty machinery and sub-par equipment. In those instances, you may be entitled to make a third-party claim against the company that manufactured the equipment.
4. There may be subcontractor liability.
Sometimes, a construction site accident occurs because of the actions of negligent subcontractors who are also involved in the project. Some of the subcontractors' employees may not be experienced or well-trained -- and those deficiencies could have played a part in your accident. In those situations, you may have a claim against the subcontractor as well.
Remember, a serious accident puts your entire future -- and your family's financial stability -- on the line. Our office can assess your case and help you better understand what you can do to protect yourself and your family as you move forward.