An injury of one form or another is almost inevitable on a construction worksite, which is fraught with hazards in the best of conditions. Here’s why you should know how to contact a construction injury attorney should the worst happen.
Out the Facts
Getting stuck in a routine can make you miss small details that contribute to a worksite accident. And with all the activity after an accident, memories can become fuzzy. A good construction injury attorney knows where to look for all the factors that could have caused an accident:
- Mental and Physical Fatigue
Long hours in adverse conditions like heat, cold, rain, wind, and sun—plus mind-numbing repetitive tasks—can cause muscle fatigue and loss of mental focus. The pressure to meet client deadlines can cause supervisors to stretch the rules regarding the number of hours workers should be on the job site.
- Unsafe Working Conditions
Local, state, and federal safety regulations are in place for a reason, and supervisors who don’t enforce safety procedures risk causing worksite injuries.
- Shoddy Equipment Maintenance
Construction equipment is heavy, loud, sharp, and often dangerous if not properly handled or maintained. Employers who fail to train or provide the storage and tools necessary to maintain this equipment should be held accountable.
Knowledge of the System
A construction injury attorney will know all the types of compensation to which you’re entitled, and where to find it—even if it’s outside the traditional workers’ compensation system.
An attorney will also know how to deal with the employer’s insurance company and attorneys, who will be looking for any carelessly uttered phrase or technicality to absolve the company of responsibility.
Shouldering Some of the Burden
Having a good construction injury attorney on your side frees you to take a deep breath and concentrate on healing, rather than worrying about how you’re going to recover damages owed to you. Let us help you break through the red tape while you’re on the mend.