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Broken Bones and Construction Accidents: Ensuring Just Compensation

By Matthew Golitko on July 12, 2014

A construction worker who has suffered an injury after a fallIf you’ve suffered a broken bone in a construction accident, seeing your doctor and filing for workers’ compensation may not provide the complete protection you deserve. If your injury was a result of negligence or faulty equipment, you may be entitled to compensation beyond the limited benefits available through workers’ compensation.

Though on the job injuries are common in the construction field, victims often need legal help to receive full compensation. Insurance companies and employers may try to deny, delay, or reduce your benefits. And, if negligence is involved, you will need to build a legal case to pursue a personal injury lawsuit.

Skilled construction accident attorneys can review your case to ensure all your rights have been protected. A qualified attorney can uncover all your options for just compensation, including determining if you have a case for a personal injury lawsuit. Even when applying for workers’ compensation benefits, you may need a lawyer to ensure you get the benefits you are entitled to.

The attorneys at Golitko & Daly in Kokomo and Indianapolis regularly represent workers throughout the state who have suffered broken bones in construction accidents.  In fact, because the firm focuses entirely on work injury law, it has in depth understanding of the field and workers’ rights.

You are entitled to compensation for on-the-job injuries, but your compensation rights are not always clear cut. Depending on the accident, you may be entitled to more than just workers’ compensation. A construction accident lawyer who understands the construction industry, regulations, and the law can review your case to determine if there are additional sources for compensation, including:

  • Personal injury lawsuits due to negligence on the job site
  • Personal injury lawsuits due to negligence by third parties
  • Social Security disability claims

Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ compensation is an important benefit, but the benefits are limited. In addition, employers and insurance companies interested in their bottom line may attempt to keep your payments to a minimum. If you are shortchanged, your workmen’s compensation benefits could fail to cover your medical expenses and lost income.

A qualified work-injury lawyer works for you. He can ensure you receive all the worker’s compensation benefits you are entitled to.

Negligence

If negligence led to your injury, you may be entitled to additional compensation beyond workers’ compensation. A trained Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration (IOSHA) attorney understands federal and state occupational safety standards and can determine if you are entitled to additional compensation due to negligence.

Negligence can extend beyond your employer to third parties, such as subcontractors. If faulty equipment is to blame, the manufacturer may be held liable. The lack of equipment maintenance could also be a factor in your accident. Cost-cutting measures, haste, and poor training may also be to blame. A skilled work injury lawyer will pursue all avenues of compensation on your behalf.

Act Quickly to Protect Yourself

Whatever the scenario in your accident, you may need to move quickly to ensure that you can prove your case. An accident attorney can collect witness testimonials before memories fade and take pictures to document the site before evidence is removed.

If you have suffered a broken bone due to a construction accident, the attorneys at Golitko & Daly can help ensure you receive just compensation. Please contact us today for a free consultation.

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