When you are working, you do not expect to get hurt on the job. After all, working is how you make money to take care of yourself and your family. Unfortunately, thousands of construction workers in the United States are injured or killed in accidents each year. When a construction worker sustains injuries on the job, he or she may lose the physical ability to continue working or experience mental anguish. Injured construction workers deserve to be compensated for their injuries. If you or a loved one have been involved in a construction accident, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced Huntsville and Madison County personal injury attorney to strategize about the best possible outcomes for your situation.
Each year, thousands of workers are injured in construction accidents. Though construction companies are required to thoroughly inspect job sites, these accidents still happen for numerous reasons, such as:
- Failure to follow applicable safety standards;
- Errors in judgment;
- Falls from certain equipment;
- Faulty equipment;
- Unsafe and defective work environments:
- Fires and explosions.
Though this is not an extensive list, these are some of the main reasons why construction accidents occur.
When these accidents happen, an injured worker has the potential to lose all earning potential. Upon injury, you have the right to seek workers’ compensation benefits from your employer. Under Alabama’s Workers’ Compensation laws, if injured on the job, you have the right to receive weekly temporary or permanent disability. However, you may also have the right to file additional claims against third parties that can be held liable for your injuries due to their negligence being a contributing factor in the injuries you have sustained. These third parties can include equipment manufacturers as well as general and sub-contractors. It is important to note, however, that in Alabama, if you contribute to your own injuries in any way, you may not be able to receive compensation from third parties.
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When you are injured in a construction accident, you may become overwhelmed if you are unable to perform your job and take care of yourself and your family afterward. You may experience pain and suffering, mental anguish, and a loss of wages as a result of your injury, and for this you deserve to be compensated. This is especially strue when you have not contributed to your own injuries in any way. Because of this, if you or a loved one have been involved in a construction accident, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced Huntsville and Madison County personal injury attorney at Hornsby, Watson & Hornsby to help you with your case.