If you or someone you know was injured while working at a construction site, there are typically two areas of law that we use to make your claim.
The FIRST is a worker’s compensation claim. This area of law is for employee claims against their own employers. The law requires the employer to offer these basic benefits:
1) Pay all medical treatment- including the ambulance, hospitals, doctors, physical therapy, medicine and x-rays.
2) Lost Income- if you miss more than 7 days of work in a row, the employer must pay you 66% of your average income. This is called TTD or Temporary Total Disability. These payments can extend if you return to restricted or less hours.
3) PPI- Permanent Partial Impairment- When the doctor says you are finished treating, she or he needs to write a report explaining if your injury caused a long term impairment that affects your ability to work.
The SECOND type of legal claim is for NEGLIGENCE against the general construction company. Unfortunately, a lot of times this legal claim is overlooked and the worker misses out on additional recovery.
So don’t let that happen to you. Share your information and we’ll investigate whether we can help you.
For instance, written construction contracts or legal relationships between the construction firms can require the general contractor to protect your safety.
A negligence claim against the general contractor can help you recover more than the limited benefits allowed by a work comp claim. This can be a VERY important part of your financial recovery.
Take a look at more information about these claims on our website OR just call me, Jim Browne at Goodin Abernathy.
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Goodin Abernathy wants to help – and we’ll put our experience to work for you.