If you are injured while working on a construction site, you might be told that worker’s compensation is the only way to recover your injury losses. However, depending on the party at fault in your accident, you may have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit. If you or someone you know has been injured in a construction site accident, contact the law office of Finkelstein & Partners, LLP. Our team of personal injury lawyers will put you on the right path to winning back your injury losses.
The decision to file a personal injury lawsuit is not one that should be taken lightly and should be discussed with an attorney promptly. If your injuries are not serious and you expect to be fully recovered and back to work in a week or two, worker’s compensation benefits will probably suffice. Worker’s compensation provides free medical care and wage replacement benefits for people injured on the job, regardless of fault.
However, if you have suffered serious injuries as a result of someone else’s negligence and your employer doesn’t provide worker’s compensation, filing a personal injury lawsuit is the best way to go. In most cases, individuals who file personal injury lawsuits are able to recover additional compensation. Scenarios for filing a personal injury lawsuit also include: a) your employer has violated safety rules designed to protect employees on the construction site b) injury caused by someone who doesn’t work for your employer, such as a subcontractor or property owner or c) you were injured due to a defective product. In the event that any of these situations applies to you, filing a personal injury lawsuit will be more beneficial in obtaining maximum compensation.
Contact the law office of Finkelstein and Partners, LLP today. Our team of experienced personal injury lawyers will offer you only the best in legal representation and will make sure that you are compensated for your injuries. Call us at (800) 529-2676.