Construction Accident Lawyers
3 Things You Should Do If You’re Hurt on a Construction Site
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), one in every 10 construction site workers is injured every year. The most common type of construction accident includes falls, electrocutions, being struck by an object and being caught in or between machinery.
If you’ve been hurt on a construction site – whether working as a staffer or a 3rd-party contractor — it’s important that you take three immediate steps to protect your rights.
1. Report your injury to your employer. This is critical, regardless of the severity of your injury. In most states, you have just 90 days to report an injury to your employer. If you miss this deadline, you could lose your rights to receive workers’ compensation benefits.
2. See a doctor, whether or not you actually feel pain. You could have internal damage that only a doctor can detect. Detailed records of your doctor’s visits are also crucial when filing a claim for compensation.
3. Talk to a construction accident attorney. You could be eligible for more compensation than you realize – or what your employer’s insurance company offers. A lawyer can help you get the compensation you deserve by conducting a thorough investigation, analyzing evidence, interviewing witnesses, working with experts and representing you in negotiations with insurance companies.
When choosing a construction accident lawyer, it’s important to do so with care. You want someone with experience and integrity – which is what the lawyers have at 1-800-THE-LAW2. Our lawyers could help you:
- Recover lost wages
- Get paid or reimbursed for medical expenses
- Protect your job after a construction accident
- Be compensated for subsequent injuries or illnesses
- Secure long-term rehabilitation or long-term disability benefits
Dealing with a construction accident is never easy, but a lawyer can help minimize your stress and maximize your claim. Our construction accident lawyers are experienced professionals who work on a contingency basis, so either you get paid, or you don’t pay at all!
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Safety Hazards That Cause Construction Accidents
Working on a construction site poses more danger than working in an office, but that doesn’t mean construction accidents aren’t preventable. Oftentimes, failure to meet OSHA safety requirements cause construction accidents and worker injuries. Some of the most common OSHA violations include:
- Failure to meet scaffolding requirements
- Failure to provide adequate fall protection
- Failure to meet respiratory protections
- Electrical, wiring and equipment hazards
- Faulty ladders
It is your employer’s responsibility to comply with OSHA and other standards in order to provide workers with a safe and healthy work environment. If you’ve been hurt in a construction accident, let a lawyer figure out what went wrong and what compensation you could get for your pain and suffering. Call now: 1-800-THE-LAW2.
The Top Choice for Injured Construction Workers
Construction accident victims have relied on 1-800-THE-LAW2 to find high-quality legal representation since 1985. We’re here 24/7, 365 days a year to help you find a lawyer who has experience defending your type of case.
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