FAQs in Construction Injury Cases
Following an injury, we realize that you may not be working due to your injury and do not have the financial resources necessary to take on a major corporation. That’s why our firm accepts construction injury cases on contingent fee. This means that we don’t get paid unless we are successful in making a recovery for you. We level the playing field. When a recovery is made from the insurance company, we are paid a percentage of the total recovery we make for you.Who will advance the costs necessary to bring the claim?
When pursuing a construction injury case, the attorneys working on the case will need to order your medical records, consult with your medical doctors to obtain their opinions about your prognosis and treatment, consult with liability experts with special expertise in construction industry safety standards, and may need to consult with vocational counselors and economists to calculate your economic losses. Because we understand that you cannot advance these costs while you are injured and likely off work, our firm advances all costs necessary to prosecute your construction injury case so that you can focus on what’s important – getting better.How do I know if I qualify for compensation?
The only way to know if you are entitled to compensation is to consult with an experienced construction injury lawyer. We offer a free case evaluation. During the evaluation, we will talk to you about the specific facts of your case that may give rise to the right to compensation. If you have a valid case after careful investigation, we will talk to you about what is involved in bringing a case, how long it may take, and the benefits and risks presented in your case. With this information, you will be able to make an informed decision on whether you have a case and wish to proceed after knowing all the facts.Am I entitled to compensation beyond my regular workers’ compensation claim?
If you are injured on the job, you should qualify for state workers’ compensation benefits. While these benefits are generally automatic, they usually do not fully and fairly compensate an injured construction worker for a permanent disability or other serious injury. If you have a valid third-party claim against the general contractor or another employer (other than your own employer), you may be entitled to additional compensation beyond what you could recover in your workers’ compensation claim alone. For more information about the additional benefits you can receive in a third-party case and whether you qualify, contact one of our experienced attorneys for a free consultation and a full explanation. We are happy to answer all your questions.What should I do if I suffer an injury on a construction site?
In any construction injury case, it is vital that your attorneys get early access to the witnesses and evidence in the case. With passing time, witnesses’ memories will fade and the scene of the accident may look different than when the incident occurred. You will lose access to unsafe equipment that may have played a role in your injury. If you suffer an injury on a construction site, we recommend that you contact an experienced construction lawyer immediately for a free case evaluation. We will help you decide if you need a lawyer to step in and protect your rights immediately. If you are able, we recommend that you do the following after an injury on a construction site:
- Obtain prompt and proper medical evaluation and treatment for your injuries;
- If possible, take photographs of the area where you were injured and any equipment that was involved in your injury;
- If possible, get the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses for all persons who witnessed the incident or came to the scene shortly after the incident occurred;
- Preserve all documents and medical records that you have concerning your case;
- Do not speak with investigators from any insurance company or employer without first consulting with an experienced construction injury lawyer;
- Do not post about the accident or your injury on Facebook, Twitter, or other social media;
- Get a free case evaluation from an experienced construction injury lawyer to avoid common mistakes make in construction injury cases.