Your Legal Options If Injured On A Construction Site

Danger lurks around every corner on a construction site; heavy equipment is moving from one place to another, the dangers associated with working at heights as well as the depths of trenches. Although there are these and other dangers, everyone employed on the site can expect that they will be protected from risk and that the site be safe. As much as possible, sites of this nature are relatively safe, but injuries do happen and when they do the injured individual has a couple of options; claim against the employer’s workers comp insurance or hire a workers compensation lawyer in Westminster and sue for damages.

Compensation claim:

Other than employees of the Federal Government that have their own plan, anyone injured while on the job should be eligible for workers compensation.  Although there are variances in the way this insurance is handled among states, there are some common traits:

   *   No fault system. You only have to prove that you received an injury at work, nothing else.

   *   Employers are obliged by law to insure their workers

Workers compensation benefits include payment of all medical expenses, lost wages and a lifetime income if the injury disables the individual. By accepting workers compensation, the worker gives up the right to claim for suffering and pain.

Can you sue for damages?

Yes, you might be able to hire a workers compensation lawyer in Westminster and sue for damages in civil court.

A typical construction site is a home to many sub contractors and vendors. If for example, you were run over by a truck bringing in material, you have the right to claim damages against the negligent driver of the vehicle as well as the company that employs the driver.

Any action taken at this time follows the same rules that your lawyer would follow for any other personal injury claim.

Construction sites are busy places; they are also very dangerous places. If you suffer an injury on the site, you should consider hiring a workers compensation lawyer in Westminster. You are invited to discuss the details of your case with the Law Offices of Norman J. Homen online at http://lawnjh.com/workers-comp/

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