Construction sites are often filled with activity and potential hazards that may lead to devastating accidents if the proper safety precautions are not taken. In some cases, accidents may still happen despite safety precautions. Equipment malfunctions, falling tools, electrical accidents and other unforeseen events may lead to serious or catastrophic injuries. When accidents do occur, the victim’s injuries are often covered by workers’ compensation, a federal program that provides compensation for injury-related expenses.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident, it is important to understand your right to pursue compensation. At Blount Law Firm, an attorney will work diligently to provide assistance in your case. Our legal team has the insight and knowledge needed to help you file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits or seek compensation through the insurance companies providing coverage for the negligent party whose actions led to the accident.
Due to the presence of heavy machinery and large equipment at most job sites, construction is one of the most hazardous industries. This is why, over the years, we have assisted many victims injured in a wide range of construction accidents to take the right steps after an accident to recover the compensation they need and deserve.
Common construction accidents often involve the following types of accidents and serious injuries:
Equipment or product defect or malfunction
Repetitive motion injuries
Sprains and muscle tears
Whether you have already filed a workers’ compensation claim and received notice of denial or require assistance filing your initial claim, our legal team will take great care to offer the help and advice you deserve during your pursuit of compensation.
Injuries can take time to develop. Not all injuries are sudden and quickly diagnosed. Some, such as occupational diseases, take time to develop. Just because they don’t happen immediately doesn’t mean an injured worker isn’t eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.
While the workers’ compensation program provides benefits to injured workers, many claims are delayed or denied due to incomplete claims or a lack of evidence. When a claim is delayed or denied, the victim may incur additional expenses and may be prevented from receiving the medical care and financial assistance they are entitled to.
Our work in both the workers’ compensation and personal injury arenas has given us detailed knowledge of the process of filing a workers’ comp claim. By helping you gather all necessary information, including evidence relating to the accident and pertinent medical records concerning your work-related injury, we will work to help you file your claim in a manner that offers the best chance of being approved.
Many injured workers choose to file their workers’ compensation claims alone. While many are successful, a denial or delay can postpone the recovery of the benefits you need. With our assistance, you may dramatically improve your chances of filing a successful claim on the first try, helping you avoid delays in benefits payments.
We are more than happy to discuss your case in a free initial consultation.