Everything You Need to Know about a Construction Injury Accidents
If you are an Arizona construction worker who has been injured while working at your construction job you are eligible to receive worker’s compensation benefits. This includes the payment of your medical bills and at least a partial payment of lost income. Unfortunately, there are rules that bar a construction worker from suing their employer under most circumstances, especially if they are already receiving worker’s compensation benefits. However, you should contact a Mesa construction site injury lawyer to find out if your circumstances are an exception to that rule.
In most cases, you will not be able to file suit against your employer for a workplace injury and still receive worker’s compensation benefits. Your employer pays for your worker’s compensation insurance in order to protect themselves against any personal injury claims filed by their employees, therefore you forfeit your right to sue your employer in exchange for your right to receive Worker’s Compensation benefits.
There are some circumstances where someone other than your employer may be liable for construction injuries, which may result in the ability to file a third party lawsuit along with a worker’s compensation claim. In any case, if you experience a construction site injury it is important to document everything that may be a factor, such as medical reports, the accident location, the construction site, any witness statements, photographs and other evidence. This evidence is crucial in substantiating a construction injury claim. Following are a few situations where a third party lawsuit may apply. Consult with a Mesa personal injury lawyer to explore your options.