Construction can be a very lucrative industry to work in. It can also be quite dangerous. There are many hazards on construction sites, from heavy machinery to exposed wires, that can cause serious injuries. If you were recently injured while working on a construction site, you may be entitled to compensation. Consider hiring an experienced construction accident lawyer to represent you.
Here are a few benefits of hiring a construction accident lawyer.
Know the True Value of Your Claim
If you don’t have a legal background, you might not know the true value of your construction accident claim. An experienced construction accident lawyer, on the other hand, does. He or she will consider several factors before determining the value of your case, such as the severity of your injuries, medical bills, lost wages and whether or not your injury will affect future earnings.
Handle Negotiations with the Insurance Company
Construction sites can be dangerous to work in, and insurance companies know this. However, insurance adjusters may still make it difficult for workers to obtain maximum compensation. After all, they care about their bottom line first. That is another reason why you need a skilled lawyer on your side. He or she has experience dealing with insurance companies and will know how to communicate with them.
Protect Your Rights
If you get injured while working at a construction site, it is within your right to file a workers’ compensation claim. However, that doesn’t mean your employer will always treat you fairly. Workers’ compensation claims are expensive for construction companies, and some companies may become angry at employees for filing claims. In fact, some companies may even retaliate against their employees. If your employer had cut your pay, slashed your hours or terminated you after you filed a claim, get in touch with a lawyer promptly.
Identify Other Liable Parties
Sometimes multiple parties can contribute to a construction accident. For example, if you were operating faulty equipment on a construction site and got injured, the equipment manufacturer may be held responsible. In addition to filing for workers’ compensation, you may file a third-party lawsuit and receive additional damages. An experienced lawyer can help you identify other liable parties and maximize your claim.
If you need assistance with your workers compensation claim, contact a construction accident lawyer, like one from Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, P.C.