Injuries that happen on a construction site may cause you to miss work indefinitely. To make matters more difficult, you may be asked to pay for the medical care that you receive just after your accident. If you do not choose to bring an insurance claim or lawsuit, you may be stuck paying for your care. This, in turn, may cause you to miss out on other types of compensation that you may otherwise be eligible to receive.
An Arlington construction accident lawyer can help you bring an insurance claim or lawsuit. If their efforts on your behalf are successful, then losses such as your medical costs and pain and suffering may be covered. Call Loncar Lyon Jenkins today for a free consultation.
Should You Hire a Lawyer for Your Construction Accident Claim?
If you or a loved one was the victim of a construction accident, then your injuries could entitle you to seek compensation. A lawyer will review how your accident occurred, who is liable for your accident, and other facts that may be relevant to your case. They will advise you regarding how they will seek compensation for you or your loved one. This may include the following options.
Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit
When a worker is injured on the job, they may not always be eligible to bring a personal injury lawsuit. However, you may be eligible to bring such a lawsuit if:
- You were injured on a construction site, but you were not an employee (such as if you were an invited visitor on the site)
- The party responsible for your injury is not your employer
Other conditions may make a personal injury lawsuit appropriate.
Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
If you lost a loved one due to an accident on a construction site, a wrongful death lawsuit might be in order. If your lawyer is able to negotiate a settlement or win a wrongful death lawsuit after trial, then you may collect compensation covering:
- Pain and suffering
- The cost of your loved one’s funeral and burial
- The decedent’s lost income
- The loss of a loved one’s guidance as a parent and comfort as a spouse
Being reminded of a loved one’s passing can be difficult. Hire a lawyer to handle your case so that you do not have to do so.
Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cites multiple construction-related standards among the most frequently reported workplace violations. If you are injured as an employee, and your employer appears to be the responsible party, then a workers’ compensation claim could be your way of obtaining compensation.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) explains that workers’ compensation may cover:
- The cost of medical treatment related to your construction site accident
- Lost income
- Rehabilitation necessary for you to return to work
Workers’ compensation only covers a small percentage of your losses. Our team can help you determine if you might be eligible to file a claim against an involved party. A consultation with the team for an Arlington construction accident lawyer costs nothing.
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Types of Construction Accident Cases We Handle
To advise you regarding which possible path to compensation is most appropriate, your lawyer will need to know how your accident happened. Construction sites can be dangerous environments populated with heavy machinery, harmful building materials, and other hazards.
The following are possible causes of a construction accident we can help with.
Construction sites may contain heavy objects suspended high in the air. Some of the objects that may have fallen on you or a loved one and caused an injury include:
- Steel beams
- Wooden building materials
- Construction tools
Even if you were wearing a hard hat and other safety equipment at the time, objects falling on you could cause severe injury.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that falls are the number one killer of construction workers on the job. Injuries that could result from a fall on a construction site include:
- Broken legs
- Broken arms
- Other broken bones
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Internal trauma
Any of these injuries, or other injuries that may come from a construction site fall, may have a permanent effect on your health.
Exposure to Worksite Hazards
Construction sites may contain many different hazards. If you or a loved one was electrocuted, burned, or harmed in some other way due to a hazard on a construction site, you might be covered for your losses.
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A Lawyer Will Work to Secure Compensation for You
Losses that stem from a construction site accident could result in compensation for you or a loved one. Whether their method is to file an insurance claim or lawsuit, they will complete all features of your case for compensation.
Some of the possible benefits of hiring a lawyer are:
- Their ability to collect evidence
- Their ability to hire experts who can provide testimony in favor of your lawsuit
- Their knowledge of the law
- Their knowledge of what is required to complete a lawsuit or insurance claim
- Their willingness to interview witnesses who saw your accident occur
- Their defense of your rights
The time after a construction accident may cause you significant anguish. Having a lawyer to complete your claim or lawsuit may be immensely helpful.
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Call Our Team of Attorneys Today to Begin Working on Your Case
Do not wait to call the team for an Arlington construction accident lawyer. You may have a limited time before your eligibility to bring a lawsuit expires. Call Loncar Lyon Jenkins today for details about why you might hire a lawyer to handle your construction site accident case.