Even if everyone on a worksite follows the safety rules and acts responsibly, construction work poses many dangers. When accidents occur, injured victims may struggle to get the resources they need to recover for their losses, even if they have workers’ compensation coverage.
The winning attorneys at Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers can fight to get the payments you deserve through a workers’ compensation claim or personal injury lawsuit. Owner Rich Godshall has over twelve years of experience winning multi-million dollar catastrophic construction injury cases. In a recent case, our firm recovered $1.2 million after extensive litigation for a client who suffered an electrical injury at a worksite. A Hershey construction accident lawyer from our team can boost your chances of success and allow you to focus on your recovery, knowing your case is in good hands.
Should I Bring a Workers’ Compensation Claim or a Lawsuit?
After a serious construction accident, it’s not always necessary—or even possible—to file a lawsuit in civil court for compensation. If you are classified as an employee of a construction company, your employer likely pays for workers’ compensation coverage. As long as you weren’t the primary cause of the accident, you should be covered by workers’ compensation for your construction injuries.
Damages in a Construction Accident Lawsuit
However, workers’ comp typically only covers some medical expenses and part of your lost wages while you recover. Additionally, you can’t file a lawsuit against your employer for harming you if they provide workers’ comp coverage. However, if your Hershey attorney can prove someone other than your employer contributed to the construction accident, you could sue them for various losses, including:
- Physical pain and suffering
- The full value of your lost wages or lost working ability, including future lost wages
- Emotional and psychological trauma
- Personal property damage
- Loss of life’s pleasures
Your construction injury lawyer can further explain what losses you might be able to recover during a free consultation.
Who Might Be Liable for Construction Injuries?
Various people and companies might be “at fault” for a construction accident. For example, a contract worker who fails to follow safety rules or does their job incorrectly might be liable for an ensuing accident. In this scenario, it might be possible to sue the worker and the company that hired them.
In other situations, liability for a construction injury might lie with a third-party, such as:
- A company that made and sold faulty tools
- A supplier that provided flawed materials or equipment
- A site visitor who didn’t follow instructions from site supervisors
Our construction accident lawyers in Hershey can help you figure out who’s to blame for your injury and make sure they pay for your losses.
Contact a Hershey Construction Accident Attorney Today
Construction is one of the most dangerous professions, especially when others act recklessly on worksites. Getting paid fairly for losses caused by construction accidents is challenging for anyone without legal expertise, even if you have significant evidence of someone else’s carelessness.
Luckily, you don’t have to pursue your claim alone. A Hershey construction accident lawyer at Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers will fight like hell for the payments you deserve from the people responsible for harming you. You won’t pay us anything until we get the compensation you need, so call us today to discuss your options in a free consultation.