In this video, our experienced Arizona injury attorney discusses what construction accident case mistakes to avoid after a construction injury. Contact our office today.
What construction accident case mistakes should I avoid after I am hurt?
People dealing with construction accidents tend to make the same mistakes frequently. Some of those mistakes include not reporting their claim to their employer. Other mistakes would be if they don’t follow up with medical care, don’t do what their doctors tell them to do, or don’t hire an attorney quickly enough. Hiring the right attorney is critical in these type of cases, and you want to hire somebody who handles these cases regularly and. You want it to be somebody who has construction accidents as a major part of their practice so they’re familiar with those types of issues. You also want to hire a trial attorney because you want somebody who can take the case as far as you need to make sure you get a fair resolution.
Your justice and compensation are on the line. By avoiding making mistakes you have a better chance to receive what you deserve.
Here is what you need to know about the recoverable damages in your construction accident case:
Construction accidents are unique personal injury claims in the sense that compensation doesn’t quite work the same as, say, a slip and fall claim. When you are hurt in a slip and fall, you have the ability to take your claim to the liable party’s insurance company and ask them for compensation. When you get hurt in a construction accident, your first avenue for compensation is workers’ compensation.
In Arizona, however, workers’ compensation is often inadequate and doesn’t cover all of your damages. Another uniqueness of these cases is that you can sometimes be eligible for a third party claim. This would be a situation where there was a negligent third party involved in the cause of the accident. You would then be eligible to bring a claim against them and that would cover more damages than workers’ compensation. A third party covers your medical bills in a wider range, your lost wages, as well as your pain and suffering which is not covered under workers’ compensation.
It is highly recommended that you call an Arizona construction accident attorney as soon as possible because of the complicated nature of these cases. We want to make sure you are going to get every bit of possible compensation that you deserve and you might not know without an attorney that you have the right to file a third party claim and receive more compensation. Don’t delay making this call if you value the success of your case.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured on a job site and have questions about what construction accident case mistakes to avoid after a construction injury?
Contact our dedicated Arizona construction accident attorneys at Swenson & Shelley today for a free confidential consultation. Let our experience work for you.
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