If you have been seriously injured on a job site in Arizona, you may have difficulties recovering construction accident compensation without the help of an experienced attorney. Even though workers’ compensation laws exist, insurance companies are only out for themselves and will do anything possible to avoid paying you the full extent of your damages. Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation.
Recovering Construction Accident Compensation | Workers’ Compensation
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.
Recovering Construction Accident Compensation | Third-Party Claims
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.
Recovering Construction Accident Compensation | Hire an Attorney
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.
Contact the experienced Arizona construction accident attorneys at Swenson & Shelley to ensure you are paid in full for all damages you have suffered.