Construction Accidents Explained By A Vermont Workers Comp Attorney
Construction workers face many dangerous situations on any given day, and a Vermont workers comp attorney can help mitigate the harm suffered. Construction employees are constantly surrounded by large equipment such as cranes, trucks, and other heavy equipment. Likewise, they use many potentially dangerous tools such as nail guns, saws, and welding equipment that can cause serious and sometimes deadly injuries. As a result there is a higher incidence of workplace injuries in the construction industry than almost any other work environment. If you have been injured on a construction site, we can assist with filing a claim, and if necessary, a lawsuit.
Construction projects often involve many different contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers, foremen, and construction managers. Because of this it can be difficult to determine which is responsible for the injuries that you suffered at the job site. Generally, the liable party will be determined based on how much control they had over your job duties and how much responsibility they share for the overall job completion. A Vermont workers comp lawyer can examine the facts and make sure your claim is filed against the responsible party.
Types of Damages
Potential damages for injured construction workers will depend on the severity of the injury and the length of time it takes to recover. A simple broken arm will be handled very differently than an injury that causes permanent disfigurement or disability. Your employer’s worker compensation insurance will pay for reasonable and necessary medical expenses. You may also be entitled to reimbursement of lost wages and any necessary rehabilitation or retraining. However, just because you are entitled to these damages, it does not mean the insurer will pay your claim without a fight. A Vermont workers comp attorney can help make sure you win that fight.
Insurance companies have a vested interest in paying out the least amount possible. As such, they often try to limit treatment or prevent injured employees from receiving certain treatments. For example, insurance adjusters are very likely to deny coverage for chiropractic services and other “alternative” types of medicine such as acupuncture. A skilled attorney can deal with the insurance adjuster and make sure you get the treatments you need.
Contact a Vermont Workers Comp Attorney
Employees of construction companies, including contractors and subcontractors, can face numerous hurdles when filing a claim for workers compensation. The state of Vermont has robust laws to protect injured workers, but you will still need the assistance of an experienced Vermont workers comp lawyer to ensure that you are fully compensated. At Galanes Law, we offer the peace of mind that comes from nearly two decades of experience. Consultations are always free. Call us today at (802) 698-8356 to discuss your claim. We look forward to speaking with you.