Monroe Construction Accident Attorneys
Great Legal Counsel After Horrible Accidents
When someone is injured at a construction accident, they will probably be faced with the consequences of suffering a catastrophic injury. They might also be faced with the troubles that can arise when trying to figure out who is liable for what happened. If you’re in this situation right now, then please know that Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers in Monroe can help you.
We are a local legal team that is backed by extensive experience and a history of success. With a background in personal injury casework and workers’ compensation law, we are able to manage virtually any construction accident case that comes out way.
Find out more about our services and what makes us stand out. Call (888) 492-5532.
Hazards Around a Construction Site
In the typical construction site, you might encounter these hazards and more:
- Rickety scaffolding
- Falling objects
- Heavy machinery in use
- Moving vehicles and loaders
- Toxic chemicals
- Exposed electrical components
People who work in the construction industry know to look out for these commonplace hazards and do what they can to avoid or prevent them. Yet accidents can and do still happen. If those accidents are caused by negligence and not just an inherent risk of the job, then the following injury claim could become a bit more complex.
When to File for Workers’ Comp
If you were working on a construction site when you were injured, then you might be eligible to file a workers’ compensation claim. Through this program, you can get medical and wage replacement benefits at no cost to you and with no need to sue another party. You simply have to show that you were hurt in the scope of your employment, and the insurer should approve your case.
Of course, not every workers’ comp case goes according to the claimant’s plans. Many claims face first-round denials, and sometimes without an explanation. To give yourself less stress when dealing with a workers’ comp case after a construction accident, let our attorneys help from the start.
Injury Claims for Workers & Third Parties
What might be a bit of a surprise, many construction accident cases are not resolved through workers’ comp. Instead, they must go to civil court for a personal injury claim or lawsuit.
People who can file a personal injury claim after a construction accident include:
- Independent contractors: People who work on a construction site but who are not an employee for one of the companies working there could be independent contractors. In Louisiana, independent contractors usually do not have workers’ comp coverage. If they get hurt at work, then they will have to explore their options to sue another liable party, if any exist.
- Third parties: Pedestrians and drivers often need to pass through or near a construction site because there are no alternative routes. If one of them gets hurt, then they can have the opportunity to sue for compensation.
Taking Care of Business, Every Way We Can
A construction accident claim can be a headache, especially when you are already dealing with physical injuries and disabilities. Please allow us to take that burden off your to-do list by managing all aspects of your case. Our Monroe construction accident attorneys can manage injury claims and workers’ comp claims alike, so don’t hesitate to contact us when you need help.
For more information about filing a construction accident claim, dial (888) 492-5532.