Both workers and passersby can get compensation for construction accidents with help from Perona, Langer, Beck, Serbin and Harrison.
Construction sites are full of hazards. In fact, construction is one of the most dangerous occupations in America due to the high incidence of accidents involving:
- Falls from scaffolding, ladders, and roofs
- Falling objects
- Toxic chemical exposure
- Power tool accidents
- Slip and fall or trip and fall accidents
- Vehicle accidents
If you have been injured at a construction site, you can rely on the experienced attorneys at PLBSH to help you seek full and fair compensation. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, this may be accomplished with a personal injury claim or a workers comp claim.
Workers Compensation Claims for Construction Accidents
In most cases, construction workers can get compensation for on the job injuries through workers comp. The advantage to this approach is that there is no need to establish fault for the accident that caused the injury. Instead, we only need to prove that you were injured at the job site. Then, we can assist you in preparing a workers’ comp claim to cover your medical bills, help with lost income, and help you recover a possible permanent disability award.
Personal Injury Claims for Construction Accidents
While you may have a workers’ compensation claim for an injury on the job, you may also have a personal injury claim. This is called a third party claim. You need an attorney to evaluate your work injury to determine if there is a third party claim. If you have a third party claim you can now request additional days for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress damages
- Life care days
- Lost wages
- Death benefits (for wrongful death cases)
Now You May Wonder…
…What If I am an Undocumented Worker? Can I Get Compensation?
Yes. PLBSH can help you secure compensation for your injuries regardless of whether or not you are working in this country legally. If you were hurt on the job, you may be eligible for medical payments or disability payments depending on the severity of your injury. And if you need to file a personal injury claim because you were injured while visiting or walking past a construction site, your immigration status is irrelevant.
Questions? Call Perona, Langer, Beck, Serbin and Harrison for Help
Construction accident claims and lawsuits can be confusing, so it is natural for you to have questions. Fortunately, after over 40 years’ experience with personal injury and workers comp claims, PLBSH can answer just about any question you may have. You can call us at (800) 435-7542 any time to request a free initial consultation. If your case has merit, we will represent you at no cost until we win your case.