A workplace injury can change your life forever. Even less serious accidents and injuries can lead to missed time from work (which means lost wages) and weeks, months, or even years of medical treatment and rehabilitation. When you add in the emotional stress of being injured and not able to work, the results of a workplace injury can be devastating, long lasting, and sometimes even permanent. If you’ve been injured on the job, an industrial accident lawyer will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve.
Industrial (construction) injuries are often very serious as these hard-working men and women are in the most dangerous industry in the United States. On a daily basis, industrial workers come into contact with power tools, heavy machinery, and dangerous materials that may cause serious injury or death when something goes wrong. Construction workers must work at high altitudes on scaffolding and ladders, and they are constantly lifting and moving heavy objects. Accidents happen every day in this industry, and when they do, you’ll need an experienced industrial accident attorney on your side.
Why Get a Lawyer for a Workplace Injury?
Although you can file a Workers’ Compensation claim on your own, it’s not recommended. As you may already know, the Workers’ Compensation system is a complex one that’s designed to benefit both employers and employees in the event of a workplace accident. But it’s not easy to file for and collect and Workers’ Comp benefits. The slightest mistake on your paperwork can result in denial of your claim. An experienced industrial accident lawyer has handled hundreds if not thousands of Workers’ Compensation cases and knows all there is to know about how to get a claim for compensation approved in as little time as possible. If you go it alone, your chances of being denied the first time around are very high.
There are many steps that have to be taken from the moment you’re injured at work, and your attorney will know exactly what needs to be done. From the moment you hire a personal injury attorney or Workers’ Compensation attorney to handle your industrial accident claim, you can rest assured you’re in good hands. Your chances of being approved the first time around increase exponentially when you have a lawyer filing on your behalf.
Complex Cases to Litigate
We cannot emphasize enough how difficult these cases are to win, but they are winnable with the right attorney in your corner. Workers’ Comp claims or personal injury lawsuits arising from injuries that result from construction accidents are often very difficult to litigate since in many cases, multiple parties are involved with a single workplace injury.
An experienced lawyer will know who is liable for the losses you’ve suffered—both economic and non-economic. In some cases, the injured worker must decide whether to file both a Workers’ Compensation claim and a civil lawsuit. Your industrial accident attorney will know the best course of legal action to take in your particular case.