Construction Injury Lawyer

If you work in construction, chances are you already know that your work carries a higher than average amount of risk for injury, at least compared to other professions. But did you know that, in most cases, you are owed compensation in the event that you are injured on a work site? In fact, the law requires construction companies to have workers compensation insurance already in place in order to cover employees who are injured while on the job.

If your injury occurred as a result of someone other than your employer then you may be entitled to make a workers compensation claim against your employer as well as a personal injury claim against the third party responsible for your injury.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics construction deaths account for approximately 21% of the total employment related deaths occurring in the United States. The most common causes of a construction fatality are:

  • Falls — 384 out of 991 total deaths in construction in CY 2016 (38.7%)
  • Struck by Object – 93 (9.4%)
  • Electrocutions – 82 (8.3%)
  • Caught-in/between* – 72 (7.3%)

If you or a family member have been seriously injured or killed in a construction injury you should consult with an attorney immediately.

Why You Should Consider a Lawyer

When you are injured on the job, what should you do? While most construction companies do have standard procedures to follow when such an incident occurs, however pursuing a claim without an attorney may result in worker receiving only the bare minimum in compensation or none at all. It’s true that not all incidents call for big legal claims with large settlements, you want to make sure that you at least get your medical expenses and any missed work pay covered. A good construction injury lawyer can help you get exactly what you are owed by reviewing local laws and taking into account both company policy and your exact position as a construction worker.

Filing a Claim

If you have not done so already, your construction injury lawyer will help you file a workers’ compensation claim. This is a notice to your employer that you have lost out on work pay or have racked up medical expenses or emotional trauma because of the incident on the job, and as a result you are requesting reasonable payment. With a personal injury claim, you may be entitled to additional compensation for various damages (as will be outlined in your claim), including but not necessarily limited to time missed from your usual work schedule, pain and suffering and, of course, medical costs.  Your employer cannot fire you for filing a workers’ compensation claim as it is your legal right. Ariz. Rev. Stat. 23-1501(3)(c)(iii) explains that an employer may not fire you for filing a workers’ compensation claim.

Building a Case

David Klink will further help you by working to build a detailed legal case to seek maximum compensation for your injury. It isn’t always your employer who is legally at fault. That’s right– if any outside parties played a role in the incident that caused in your injury, they may also owe you compensation. David Klink will look at all angles of the picture to determine this and pursue your claim.

David J. Klink, Attorney at Law

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