Construction Accident & Injury Lawyers
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Construction site accidents can be complicated because many different contractors are working at the same site. Mr. Thomson knows how to investigate the circumstances and prove who is responsible when, for example, a worker falls into an unguarded hole, or a scaffold collapses, or someone is electrocuted or injured by an explosion or in countless other ways at a construction site. We also know some excellent workers’ compensation lawyers who can work with us to make sure the injured worker gets everything he is due.
If you’re a construction worker who was injured at work, you probably are covered by workers’ compensation. If you’re unable to work due to your construction injury, you may be entitled to workman’s compensation (also called workers’ comp or workman’s comp). In some cases, you may also bring a claim against someone else (other than your employer or co-worker) for causing your injury. That is called a third-party claim.
What is Workman’s Compensation (Workers’ Compensation)?
Workman’s compensation (workers’ compensation) is insurance that your employer must have in case you are injured on the job. You can’t sue your employer if you collect workman’s compensation, but you do not need to prove your employer was at fault in causing your injury in order to be covered by workers’ compensation. Sometimes proving that your problems came from the injury at work rather than something else, or getting the workers’ compensation insurer to pay for all the treatment you need, are the main issues. The process can be complex and difficult. Schiffman Law Office, P.C. has certified workers’ compensation specialists who can see that you are treated fairly.
How We Can Help With Third- Party Claim
When someone other than your employer causes you to suffer an injury at work, Mr. Thomson and the other attorneys at Schiffman Law Office, P.C. can determine if there is a third- party claim available against that other person or business. The rules for this can be complicated. Third party claims require proving who was at fault in causing the injury and must be carefully investigated. There are strict time limits for making such claims, especially when workers’ compensation is involved. Our team of lawyers will work with you to ensure that you receive the benefits you’re entitled to receive and that you are fairly compensated for the injuries you sustained.
What Workman’s Compensation can cover:
- Medical bills
- Lost income due to the injury (within limits)
- Retraining costs (when appropriate)
- Reimbursement for permanent injuries