Construction Site Accidents and Workers' Compensation
Construction site accidents are common and can be catastrophic. If you have been injured on a construction site, depending on the circumstances of your accident and your employer’s insurance, you may be eligible to collect workers’ compensation benefits. To learn more about workers' compensation benefits and the losses that are owed to you, contact the law office of Finkelstein & Partners, LLP today. Our team of workers' compensation attorneys has the knowledge and experience to offer you quality legal representation.
Perhaps the best place to start, is by understanding what exactly workers' compensation is. Compensation is a system of guidelines that determines what employees who are injured on the job are entitled to as far as compensation goes. These benefits may include compensation for lost wages and medical expenses. In most states, workers' compensation law requires all employers to have workers' compensation coverage to offer it to their employees who become ill or injured on the job. Unlike lawsuits, workers' compensation claims are not a claim against your employer. They are instead, a request for benefits to help support you.
Under compensation laws in most states, there are a variety of categories covered by workers' compensation benefits. An example of this is reimbursement for medical care. This portion of the benefit allows you to receive compensation for any and all medical care to help cure the effects of the work related illness or injury. This includes doctor and hospital bills, medical prescriptions, and travel mileage reimbursements to and from doctor and hospital visits.
Also covered by compensation law, is temporary disability. Temporary disability occurs in the event that you must take time off work due to medical conditions resulting from your construction site accident. This will result in temporary disability payments to compensate for lost wages. In the event that you are permanently disabled as a result of your injuries, workers' compensation may also cover permanent disability payments. Permanent disability means that the person is unable to recover from the injury to the capacity that allows them to do their job.
Finally, vocational rehab is another factor covered under compensation law. Vocational rehab offers assistance in finding and training for a new job, in the event that you will not be able to return to work as a result of your injuries.
In the event that you have been injured on the job on a construction site, it is imperative to report your accident and subsequent injuries to your employer immediately so that the proper documentation can be completed. A claim form will need to be completed and filed, but it is advisable to fill it out with the advice of an attorney. If you or someone you know has been injured in a construction site accident, contact the personal injury attorneys at Finkelstein & Partners, LLP today. Our team of compensation professionals has the knowledge and experience to offer you quality legal representation while fighting for the compensation you need and deserve. Call us today at (800) 529-2676. You may also email us at any time at [email protected] with questions.
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