It starts out like regular day working at a construction site when all of a sudden BAM! An an accident. Something falls on you causing massive pain and serious injury. You are taken to the hospital where you are there for several days. All the while the bills keep mounting up higher and higher. After you get out, you go to your employer and try to get them to cover the medical costs but they refuse. Now you have no idea what to do and you are sitting on thousands of dollars of debt.
At this point, you should work on finding a personal injury lawyer. Specifically one that specializes in construction accidents. These attorneys tend to represent only the individuals that were injured instead of the employer or equipment provider that was involved in the incident. Not surprisingly many of these professionals start their careers as personal injury specialists before transitioning into the construction injury field. The nice part about this is that they are all highly skilled and trained in this area of personal injury and can be rather well versed when providing representation for their clients who have experienced a variety of injuries. Construction accident lawyers are familiar with the different types of injuries that can happen on a construction site.
With so many different types of injuries that happen with just equipment alone, the lawyer has to be extremely familiar with the equipment. The equipment itself can be used for climbing, maintenance, heavy lifting, decorating, etc.. Most equipment these days are automated but there are some things that still require manual operation. Even fully electronic equipment requires some sort of human interaction which is why construction accident lawyers are in such a large demand.
Construction accidents can happen as the result of equipment on the site being used negligently or due to poor maintenance. The bulk of most accidents are caused by poor judgement. Though it is extremely rare for an individual to actually sue another individual for their injury it does happen. Usually the injured individual will file a lawsuit against the company or equipment provider, meaning the lawyer will go after the one that will get you the best return.
Construction accidents are a daily occurrence. It can be a small thing like getting a bruise or sore thumb because you accidentally hammered your thumb and can be as severe as paralysis because you fell off of the scaffolding or roof. Luckily, most companies have become used to the fact that accidents happen and are usually more than willing to settle outside of court. Usually including medical coverage, rehabilitation, and even monetary coverage.