Getting What You Deserve After a Construction Injury
The construction industry carries an inherent hazard tag with it. No matter how well supervised a site is, the level of risk and the possible injury is high. An abundance of heavy machinery and energy are expended in the construction of any building or roadway project, and the use of such machines often poses a great threat to the workers around them. The presence of regulatory authorities such as the Code of Federal Regulations (OSHA requirements) has reduced the occurrence of accidents at construction sites, yet the numbers remain alarming.
Studies have shown that construction continues to remain in second position as far as hazardous work environments go. Its position falls shortly below agriculture. The US sees around 1200 fatalities each year at construction sites, which equals around 4 per 10,000 workers. More than a third of those are fall accidents which could be avoided with the proper precautions and safety equipment.
It is important that a construction site accident be reported to the Health and Safety Authority. In general, those in charge of the site will be held liable for any accidents that occur, especially if it is proven to be something that could have been avoided.
When you or a loved one have suffered a construction site accident, it would be natural for you to assume that those in charge will give you compensation or have their insurance company compensate you for your loses. In many cases this does not happen, and often, the insurance company will ensure that you are underpaid in order to save on their bottom line. This is where you need legal help. A construction site accident lawyer will assess your case, put together the necessary paperwork, and fight to give you your due.
One of the first aspects of fighting a construction accident case is to get all the facts together. An experienced lawyer will know exactly what to look for and will be able to build up a case based on strong arguments. Dealing with opposition lawyers, negotiating compensation figures etc. all require prior experience. Having a lawyer work for you will help you get what is fair
If you are on the lookout for a construction accident lawyer, look for one who has prior experience with your particular type of injury. Such a lawyer will be able to anticipate and prepare you for what is to come. He will also be able to interpret the law in a manner that will be beneficial to your case.
Give Wagner Reese a call today for more information on our work comp experience, and find out if we are the right fit to assist you in your case!