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Risks Faced By Construction Workers

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A broad range of injuries and occupational diseases, including head injuries, spinal cord injuries and broken bones are where construction workers are most vulnerable. Construction injury may leave you with steep medical bills, wage loss and temporary or permanent disability.

Other causes of construction accidents include:


Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ compensation is an insurance that provides compensation for medical care for employees who are injured on the job. Employees who suffer an injury on the job, including injuries caused by unsafe working conditions, may be eligible for workers’ compensation.


Compensation can include, but is not limited to:

Whether the employer was at fault or it was the employee’s negligence contributed to his injury, employees are still eligible for workers’ compensation.Generally, employees who receive workers’ compensation benefits cannot bring a civil action against their employer for pain and suffering or other damages unless the employee can prove that the employer intentionally caused the injury.


Workers’ compensation is administered by the states, often through private insurance companies. Because of this, laws concerning workers’ compensation generally vary state to state. Furthermore, the statute of limitations in workers’ compensation claims may vary from state to state, so it is vital to file a workers’ compensation complaint in a timely manner.


Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA)


This provides compensation benefits to people who work for the federal government and suffer a work-related injury or illness. The Act also provides benefits to surviving dependents if the work-related injury or illness results in death.


Insurance of Bad Faith

Bad faith insurance occurs when an insurance company denies a legitimate claim for illegitimate reasons.


It is not surprising that one of the most physically demanding fields is construction, furthermore it is also one of the most dangerous work. If you have suffered an injury while working on a construction site, you may need workers’ compensation benefits to pay for your medical bills and wage loss. An experienced workers’ compensation lawyer can help you pursue maximum benefits for your work-related injury.


If you or your loved one has suffered from a denied Workers’ Compensation case, ask help from a professional attorney who can evaluate your claim. Workers’ Compensation lawyers can help you with workplace injury claims.


These claims include any job injury such as

There is limitation on the benefits paid in a workers’ compensation claim because you do not haveis to go through expensive litigation to prove that someone else caused your injury and that you give up the right to pursue other damages such as pain and suffering.


Civil Lawsuit Outside of Workers’ Compensation

You may be entitled to bring a claim for damages against other persons. However, this will depend not only on the particular circumstances of your injury, but also the rules in the state in which you live.


There are often many other persons on a job site like, those operating heavy machinery or even driving trucks, other persons who aren’t even on the job site but may also play a role in on-the-job injuries such as, architects, engineers, and suppliers. If you are injured due to the negligence of one of those people, you may have a claim for damages against not only that individual, but also that person’s employer.


To prevail in such a lawsuit, you must generally prove all three requirements:


Negligence by another person can occur in any number of situations on a construction site.


Product liability lawsuit you must prove in court that:

There are many things a construction worker must know about his/her rights and how to defend it. You can always consult toJohn Fox & Associates, LLC. They specialize specifically in providing services for construction workers. They are trained in protecting every worker’s conpensation rights.

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