injured construction workers

A construction site can be a dangerous place, even when workers and employers do their best to keep an area safe. So it’s no surprise that people can get injured when carrying out their jobs sometimes. The most common injuries on a job site can range from minor scrapes to life-changing wounds. If you get hurt on the job, you may be owed compensation. A Monmouth County construction accident lawyer from our firm may be able to help you with that.

What Are Some Common Injuries in Construction?

It can be easy for workers in the construction industry to end up with severe injuries that affect them for life. Even some of these less serious injuries can result in long recovery times and missed paychecks. We have helped clients who have suffered from injuries like:

  • Broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Burns
  • Electric shocks
  • Amputations
  • Loss of hearing or vision

What Kinds of Accidents Lead to These Common Injuries?

Even when proper precautions are taken, a faulty piece of equipment or a slippery surface can lead to an injury. Workers can fall from high places, get hurt by trucks or cranes, or end up getting hit by falling debris. This is why proper safety training and the presence of safety equipment, like harnesses, hard hats, and guard rails, are necessities.

Do I Get Workers’ Compensation or Do I Need to Sue?

When you get hurt at work, you should report it to your supervisor or employer right away. You do not sue your employer. Instead, they report your injury to their workers’ compensation insurer. If your claim is accepted, the insurer will pay out benefits that should help compensate for your medical expenses and missed paychecks.

You may be able to sue a third party though. This is often an option when equipment malfunctions. If a piece of machinery, like a crane, caused your injuries due to a defect, the manufacturer of a part or the machinery itself could be held accountable. This would require a lawsuit and proving negligence though.

What Can a Lawyer Do to Help?

This is why you may want to hire a lawyer. An attorney can help you build a case when you make a third-party injury claim. It is more difficult to win compensation this way because you must show negligence. Workers’ compensation can be awarded even if no one was negligent.

Your attorney can also help if your workers’ comp claim is denied. Whether the insurer claims that your injuries were not received at work or blames your pain on a pre-existing condition, we can assist you with an appeal.

Talk to Our Lawyers Today

If you are ready to learn more about your legal options, contact Falcon Law Firm and schedule a consultation. We can offer you a free case evaluation and help you learn more about what kind of compensation you may be entitled to.