Inherently Dangerous: Construction Site Injuries
For many, the sight of yellow safety vests and white hard hats on a construction site signaled a safe work environment. However, construction work site injuries are often debilitating and can result in death.
Injured construction workers need strong legal representation to pursue compensation relevant to the severity of their injury. Holland Injury Law, LLC, in St. Louis can help. Our attorneys have recovered more than $175 million for injured clients over the years. We are prepared to work hard to find the most effective means of recovering full compensation for you after a construction injury.
Workers’ Compensation May Not Be Enough
Although most workers injured on a construction site will be awarded workers’ compensation, benefits are limited. Payments may not be enough to pay for your medical care, ongoing rehabilitation or treatment and cover your lost wages. Workers’ compensation also does not cover pain and suffering. An additional third-party liability personal injury claim can help bridge the gap between your ongoing needs and workers’ compensation benefits.
Our attorneys have litigated third-party cases for 30 years and have handled numerous third-party claims in Missouri. You must consider that the workers’ compensation insurance carrier will push to be paid back some of the benefits they provided. Tenacious representation by a law firm like Holland Injury Law, LLC, is essential to making sure that you maximize your recovery, Don’t get stuck with a large unpaid bills down the road.
A Responsibility To Keep Workers Safe
Construction work sites are inherently dangerous given the hazards in the work environment. Workers are often injured by:
- Faulty equipment
- Falling or swinging objects
- Explosions and fires
Companies and owners have a responsibility to mitigate risks to keep workers safe. When their negligent actions lead to worker injuries, they can be held liable. In addition to recovering compensation, your claim could lead to company- or industrywide change and prevent others from suffering the same type of injury.
You Don’t Need To Navigate The Unknowns Of Your Injury Case Alone
A construction accident can leave your body seriously damaged and prevent you from returning to work indefinitely. Rising medical expenses and frequent trips to doctors’ offices can further compound your stress, but you do not have to go through this alone.
If you were injured in a construction accident, you need the help of an experienced personal injury attorney. We will review the specifics and circumstances of your case and determine the options available to you. For a free consultation with one of our Missouri lawyers after being injured on a construction site, contact us. Complete our online contact form, or call our office at 314-428-9279.