If you are a construction worker a construction accident can put you out of work at the same time that you medical bills start stacking up. You need help fast, before your financial problems become overwhelming. If you are a bystander, visitor, or pedestrian involved in a construction accident your injuries can still be devastating and you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Construction sites are typically environments ripe for accidents. They are noisy, there is constant activity, heavy equipment is in use, the structure is in a state of constant change, messes are being made, and heavy objects are being moved around. That is no excuse for running an unnecessarily dangerous site. In fact, it is why strict attention must be paid to safety and there regulations for maintaining the safest environment possible.
Construction workers who are injured on the job may be confused about Workers' Compensation, whether or not they should file a claim, and whether or not they can pursue a personal injury lawsuit. The first thing that you need to know is that only workers who are classified as employees are eligible for Workers' Compensation benefits.
Non-employees, including workers who are not employees, bystanders, visitors, pedestrians and others will need to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. Some employees may also have a third party lawsuit against someone other than their employer such as an equipment manufacturer if defective equipment was to blame for the accident.
The Cochran Firm Wisconsin can help you figure out just what type of case you have and how to get your income flowing again. Please contact us today to learn more about how we can help you and your family.