If you suffer an injury on the job, seek the assistance of a construction injury lawyer as soon as possible. In addition to standard benefits, such as Workman’s Compensation, you may be entitled to a hefty insurance settlement or personal injury claim against your employer or the job site. However, you must act quickly to secure the compensation you deserve. An experienced construction site injury lawyer, such as Justin Weinstein at Weinstein Legal, can help maximize your settlement and get the money you deserve fast.
Contact the team at Weinstein Legal today for a free case evaluation and to see what your claim may be worth. Mr. Weinstein has years of experience negotiating with insurance companies and litigating personal injury lawsuits. Even if you sustain an injury while you are at work, you may still be entitled to compensation.
OSHA Rules for Construction Site Injuries
If you work in the construction industry, you are likely familiar with OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration with the United States Department of Labor). OSHA ensures that all workers in the United States have a safe and healthy workplace that does not place them in unreasonable danger. The administration enforces safety standards and guidelines, provides training and education, conducts outreach to organizations, and assists workers in need.
Construction injuries can often be very extreme. You are working with machinery and tools, dangerous equipment, often in spaces that are not yet open and suitable for the public. There is an increased risk of slip and fall injuries, broken bones, head trauma concussions, and more. However, OSHA regulations exist to ensure that your employer maintains as safe a space as possible. You may be entitled to significant compensation if your employer violates any of these guidelines and you suffer an injury because of it. Contact a construction injury lawyer right away to learn more.
Common Construction Site Injuries
Worksites are often full of hazards, and sometimes accidents can happen in even the safest conditions. That’s why you need an experienced construction injury lawyer to represent your personal injury case. There’s no denying that construction can be a risky business. In fact, more than 1,000 workers encounter fatal accidents on the job each year. Countless more sustained injuries.
Common construction site injuries include:
- Trips, Slips, and Falls
- Burns and Electrocution
- Trauma from Moving or Falling Objects
- Accidents with Machinery
- Vehicle Accidents
- Fires and Explosions
- Eye Injuries
- Over-Extension, Repeated Motion, and Stress Injuries
- Back Injuries
- Broken Bones
- And More
These are just a few of the most common worksite injuries for which you may be entitled to compensation. Speak with a construction site injury lawyer today to learn more.
Compensation after Construction Site Accidents
One of the most common questions we hear is regarding how to obtain compensation following a workplace accident and how much a claim or lawsuit may be worth. Regarding settlement amounts, each case is entirely unique, and the possible value of your claim will depend on many factors.
To ensure you can obtain any compensation you may be entitled to, always follow these guidelines after a construction site accident.
- Seek medical care as soon as possible. The longer you wait to see a doctor, the worse your claim will look to insurance companies and the courts. Seek care as quickly as possible, immediately following an accident if possible. You can visit an emergency room, urgent care center, or your primary care physician.
- Report the accident to your workplace. Familiarize yourself with the proper protocol at your job site and inform the correct parties of your accident as quickly as possible. Report the incident to your immediate supervisor, Human Resources, and any other necessary departments. You may need to file a formal, written report documenting the accident and your resulting injury.
- Contact a construction injury lawyer. After you seek medical care and report your accident, immediately contact a construction site injury lawyer such as Mr. Weinstein. Your attorney will advise you on the best next steps and the dos and don’ts of navigating a claim against your employer.
- Follow all doctor recommendations. One of individuals’ biggest mistakes is failing to adhere to doctor recommendations following a construction site accident. This can greatly damage your personal injury claim down the line. Follow all recommendations for additional care and follow-up appointments, diagnostic testing and imaging, suggested time off work, and more.
- Save all correspondence and documentation. Save all medical bills, medical reports, receipts, and correspondence with your employer and/or the Workman’s Compensation Board.