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As one of America’s largest personal injury law firms, The Barnes Firm has helped thousands of construction workers injured at construction sites get the best result possible for their accident cases. Construction sites can be dangerous for workers and even with safety guidelines in place, construction accident injuries and fatalities still occur each year. When accidents happen, it’s important to know your rights and how to handle your accident claim.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a construction accident, our team of personal injury attorneys at The Barnes Firm are here to help. With many years of experience representing injured construction workers, our attorneys are knowledgeable in the Labor Laws that surround the construction industry and will work hard on your behalf. Call The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE case evaluation.
The first thing you should do if you or one of your crew members are injured at a job site is notify your employer about the accident. You must notify your employer verbally or with written notice within 30 days of the accident occurring if you intend to pursue a workers’ compensation claim. When you provide this notice, your employer should give you an accident report to fill out. This report is an important piece of evidence. There should be no guesswork or opinions in an accident report. It should be your account of how the accident happened, not why you believe it happened. Only sign an accident report after you have read through it and made any necessary changes. Then, take a picture of every page of the report to have a record of your statements.
Regardless of the extent of your injuries, you should always fill out an accident report. It can sometimes take days or weeks for pain and injuries to appear and filling out an accident report preserves your right, at a minimum, to make a workers’ compensation claim.
Yes, you should always seek medical treatment no matter how minor you believe your injury to be. Do not ignore your injuries and hope it will get better or go away on its own. Ignoring your injury can lead to the injury getting worse and delay the recovery process. After an accident, it is always in your best interest to visit a hospital, urgent care center, or your primary care doctor to get a full assessment of your injuries and a treatment plan.
Even without evidence, you can still file certain claims, but any evidence you can gather is always helpful. If you can, the following pieces of evidence can help support your claims:
Worker’s compensation is insurance that provides medical and wage benefits to employees who have been injured on the job. These claims provide:
In order to file a workers’ compensation claim, you must:
Employers may try to discourage employees from filing a worker’s compensation claim. It is illegal for an employer to tell an employee not to file a worker’s compensation claim and an employer cannot retaliate against, or fire, employees for filing a workers’ compensation claim.
Depending on how the accident occurred, you may be able to file a personal injury claim in addition to a workers’ compensation claim. Your personal injury claim will be based on the New York’s Labor Law. This allows you to pursue a personal injury claim against certain entities that are affiliated with the job site for the failure to provide you with safety devices to perform your work or the failure to provide you with a safe place to work. Your personal injury claim will be comprised of past and future pain and suffering related to the injuries you have sustained at the job site and all the medical treatment you needed for these injuries. You are also making a claim for past and future lost wages, which includes any money that you did not receive that you believe you were entitled to, as well as your annuity, pension, and other parts of your benefits package.
It is important to note, you only have three years to file a personal injury claim. You can have both a workers’ compensation claim, and a personal injury claim at the same time.
The extent of construction accident injuries can range from cuts, scrapes, and bruises to severe, life-changing injuries. The most common injuries workers experience in construction accidents include:
No matter the extent of your injuries, you are entitled to receive fair compensation after a construction accident. The Barnes Firm will ensure you receive high-quality legal representation for your construction accident case and will work to help you get the best result possible.
At The Barnes Firm, our experienced construction accident attorneys are equipped to handle any type of construction accident injury case, no matter the cause. Our attorneys have identified that some of the most common causes of construction accidents include:
Construction accidents can result in devastating injuries that can have a long-lasting impact on your life. If you or a crew member have been injured in a construction accident, don’t wait to seek legal representation. The Barnes Firm is a leading personal injury law firm with a proven track record of success in handling construction accident cases. Our team of experienced attorneys specializes in this area of law and has a deep understanding of the complexities involved in construction accident claims.
From investigating the accident scene to gathering evidence, negotiating with insurance companies, and representing you in court, if necessary, we will handle all aspects of your case with professionalism and dedication. We are committed to helping you obtain the best result possible after your construction accident. Contact us today at (800) 800-0000 for a free case evaluation. It could be the best call you make.
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