Construction is one of the most dangerous professions in America, and construction sites are among the most dangerous workplaces. Every year, hundreds of people lose their lives in construction accidents, and thousands more are seriously injured. A severe injury at a construction site can change the course of your life. You may not be able to work as you once did. You may have substantial medical expenses and constant pain.
At Jensephelanlawfirm.com, we have helped people injured in construction accidents since our firm’s founding in 1982. Our lawyers, RONALD HAVEN and KENNETH SHEPARD, each offer more than 35 years of legal experience. We can help you determine whether you have additional remedies for your injuries besides workers’ compensation.
What About Workers’ Compensation?
If you have been injured at work, workers’ compensation will provide for your medical expenses and a portion of your lost wages. Workers’ compensation, however, does not provide for all of your lost wages, nor does it provide for your pain and suffering. If a person or business other than your employer is responsible for your injuries, we can file what is called a third-party claim on your behalf.
In some cases, such as when another contractor or contractor’s employee is the source of your injuries, third-party liability is obvious. In other cases, you may have a claim that is not as immediately obvious. In either case, our lawyers can look at the facts and determine whether you have a valid third-party claim. If we find that someone other than your employer or a co-worker was responsible for your injuries, we will fight hard to get you the compensation you need for your injuries.