Every day, construction workers face serious risks on the job. Constructions sites are hubs of activity, with many people performing tasks very closely to each other. In this environment, injuries are unfortunately common. Even when everyone follows proper safety procedures and wears appropriate safety gear, there are risks, such as:
- Injuries from power tools
- Falls from ladders, scaffolds and other heights
- Falling objects
These injuries can be catastrophic and can keep someone out of the workplace for a long time. In the worst cases, someone may not be able to work again. Following a construction accident, it is important to put a lawyer on your side who can help you find and recover every source of compensation. At Parker & Frey PLLC our Fayetteville attorneys have a history of success helping injured workers rebuild their lives.
Finding All Sources Of Compensation After Your Construction Accident
Workers’ compensation benefits are available for people who have been injured in all workplace accidents. Workers’ compensation benefits, however, will only cover your medical care, a portion of your lost wages, and benefits for total and partial disability.
Many times in construction accidents, an injured worker can file a personal injury claim in addition to a workers’ compensation claim. In a personal injury claim, you can recover your full wage loss benefits as well as damages for your pain and suffering.
Under the law, if someone other than your employer caused your injuries, you can bring a personal injury claim against them. Therefore, if a subcontractor or another company was completely or partially at fault for your accident, you may be able to bring a personal injury claim. Our lawyers have significant experience handling both workers’ compensation and injury cases, and will work hard to help you maximize your compensation.