Injuries at work can happen to anyone, but when your job puts you in harm’s way, the likelihood of injury is high. Construction workers face dangers every day and one wrong move can put a worker out of action permanently.
Strassburg, Gilmore and Wei, Attorneys at Law, specialize in helping those who have been injured due to a construction injury. Strassburg, Gilmore and Wei have helped workers injured on the job collect more than $4 million in compensation.
Anyone who has worked on a construction site knows the dangers involved with the job. Every year, thousands of workers are hurt and their medical bills pile up as the days off the job increase. Many workers do not realize that they have rights and can receive compensation for their injuries.
An injury is not the only thing that can occur on a dangerous job site. In some cases, workers can die when an accident occurs on the job. In those cases, the surviving families can seek compensation as well.
One of the most common ways workers are injured on the job is from falling. In early March, a worker in Chicago fell from the seventh floor to the sixth during his shift. Despite being in good condition, his ability to return to work could be greatly affected by the fall.
Other accidents can be caused by the structure being worked on coming down around the workers. A portion of a building collapsed in Pittsburgh in February and seriously injured two workers. In this instance, the building’s owner had refused to provide safety equipment that the workers had requested. A lawsuit could be on the owner’s hands after neglecting the workers’ safety.
Other common injuries occur at work due to:
- Not wearing protective equipment
- Muscle, joint, or tendon injury from motion
- Inadequate scaffolding
- Collapsed walls, buildings, or trenches
Following an accident, an injured employee can make a workers’ compensation claim. Workers’ compensation provides financial coverage for lost wages. All businesses are required to buy workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. If there is an accident, the insurance then covers the worker. If you become disabled, either temporarily or permanently, due to an on-the-job accident, workers’ compensation can provide disability benefits to you.
Lawsuits and Third Parties
If a third party was negligent and its poor planning or decision making caused your injury, then you may be able to file a lawsuit against them. By consulting with an attorney, you will know if pursuing a lawsuit against a third party is the way to go.
Strassburg, Gilmore and Wei Can Help
The law firm of Strassburg, Gilmore and Wei can provide you with legal guidance when it comes to on-the-job injury and wrongful death lawsuits. Located in Pasadena, California, Strassburg, Gilmore and Wei, Attorneys at Law, is available to give you insight on difficult matters. Visit our webpage to see how we can help you. If you have any questions, contact us and let our experienced attorneys in catastrophic injury and wrongful death, go to work for you.