Most construction workers know the safety protocol they must follow to avoid serious, and even life-threatening, injuries. When a worker has taken care of all of the precautions to keep themselves and others safe, yet still suffers a serious injury, they may have the right to hold the company they work for liable. If a worker becomes seriously injured through no fault of their own, it behooves them to learn about their rights by meeting with a Construction Accident Attorney. These attorneys use the law to help their clients fight for fair compensation. Hiring an attorney can take away much of the stress of fighting an employer to settle.
Broken bones, head injuries, and back injuries are common on construction sites. Although these work sites are dangerous, no matter how safe the workers are, this does not mean an employer cannot be held liable for certain types of injuries. An employer is charged with making sure their employees are safe. If they fail to do so, they can be required to compensate their victim.
This type of claim falls under a personal injury claim. Unfortunately, a construction accident claim is not always easy to pursue because a victim may be able to hold several people liable for their injuries depending on the nature of how they occurred. A Construction Accident Attorney can help a person cut through the red tape and learn about the best recourse for pursuing their claim so they are not so stressed during the process.
Although the vast majority of personal injury type claims are settled outside of court, this is not the case for every claim. If the case goes to court, a jury will be held responsible for deciding if the defendant is liable for the damages caused and, if so, what level of compensation will be awarded to the victim.
If you have been seriously injured on a construction site, you do not have to fight alone. Reach out for the help you need and avoid the stress of dealing with your employer alone. To get the legal help you need, contact The Law Offices of Elan Wurtzel.