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Accidents on construction sites are far too common. These accidents could end a career or even end a life. There are different options for injured workers or for surviving family members to recover compensation after an accident occurs on a construction site. Auger & Auger Attorneys at Law can help you to understand your options and determine your best course of action if you or someone you love is a victim.
In addition to a workers’ compensation claim, an employee injured at a construction site may be entitled to a claim for pain and suffering against the contractor or subcontractor’s insurance carrier that caused the accident and injury. This is called a third party claim.
Most workers are aware of workers’ compensation benefits that an employer’s insurer provides after an injury. These benefits are intended to protect injured workers from losses due to accidents, regardless of who was at fault or whether anyone was to blame for causing the injuries. Workers’ comp pays for the costs of medical treatment, and provides temporary or permanent disability benefits for both full and partial disabling conditions.
While workers’ comp benefits ensure there is a safety net so an injury does not destroy your financial stability, the benefits through workers’ comp programs are limited. You don’t receive any money for your pain and suffering due to your work injury, and family members are not compensated for the loss of companionship that goes along with a workplace death. You also receive only partial wage replacement.
A personal injury or wrongful death claim can provide broader benefits and much more significant compensation for individuals and families when an on-site incident occurs. While a lawsuit cannot be filed against an employer, there are many others who can be held responsible for a workplace injury and sued. An attorney at Auger & Auger can help workers or their family members determine if they can make a claim.
Attorneys at Auger & Auger have more than 50 years of combined experience providing representation to people who get hurt on job sites. We can represent you after construction injuries sustained due to:
When these and other injuries occur, it is important to determine if a third party is to blame. This may include a non-employer project manager, a product manufacturer, the driver of equipment or machinery, or a host of other individuals or companies. If anyone besides your employer was negligent or breached a legal duty and caused your accident, you can file a civil lawsuit.
You need a knowledgeable attorney on your side to help you get the compensation you need after a construction site injury or death. Auger & Auger is here to help. We have more than 50 years of collective experience representing clients after construction site accidents and we will put our knowledge to work on your case. Call (855) 971-1114 today for a free consultation to learn more.