Legal Recourses for Injured Construction Employees
An experienced construction accident attorney and contributor to Legal Herald, Laurence Banville offered the following insight for any persons who may have been the victim of any type of workplace or construction injury:
“Prior to the establishment of workers’ comp regulations, most employees who suffered an injury while on-the-job had to file a lawsuit against their employer. Through these lawsuits, they would look to be compensated for the damages, physical or otherwise, which resulted from the incident.
Unfortunately, this way of dealing with injuries was quite inefficient and ultimately did not provide help to victims of work injuries that they deserved. As a result, states put into place the workers’ compensation system.
Through the worker’s comp system, victims of any kind of workplace accidents have the right to receive a compensation that covers their medical expenses and, in some instances, a portion of wages lost due to disability. On the other hand, it also prevent employees from suing their employers in most situations.
Unfortunately, while the worker’s comp system is intended to help injured employees, it can be quite complex. In many cases, the system itself possesses obstacles that prevent victims from receiving the full compensation they deserve.
For this reason, one of the best decisions injured workers can take is to enlist the help of an experienced worker’s comp attorney. These attorneys are very familiar with the system and can handle all the paperwork required for victims to receive their deserved compensation while they concentrate on what’s most important – healing and recovery.”