Construction Accidents and Workers Compensation
As the weather gets warmer, more construction is getting underway. More on-the-job injuries, come with more construction. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) notes that 20 percent of all work-related deaths occur in the construction industry. According to OSHA, the “fatal four” workers compensation accidents are:
∘ Being hit with an object,
∘ Electrocution, and
∘ Being caught between equipment.
In addition to the 4,000 plus annual deaths, thousands of other construction workers are injured so severely that their lives are never again the same.
There are steps you must take within a certain amount of time after an on the job injury to preserve your workers compensation claim, and if you fail to meet any of the deadlines, you may lose your right to compensation.
An experienced worker compensation attorney can help meet all deadlines, can analyze the value of your case, can help you obtain future medical expenses and be sure you receive all compensation to which you are legally entitled.
Third Party Claims
If a third party such as another motorist, a general contractor, property owner, or subcontractor was negligently responsible for your injury, there is a possibility you may bring a lawsuit against them and collect for damages including pain and suffering which is not available in workers compensation cases. The third party claim would be in addition to the workers compensation claim.
Dean Law Office can help you with your workers compensation and third party claims,
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