Read Below: In the second section of this article, construction injury lawyer Kevin Biniazin discusses financial compensation for injured construction workers.
A construction worker was seriously injured in a fall at a construction site at Hershey Chocolate of Virginia in Stuarts Draft on March 30.
The man fell in a new construction site at Hershey Chocolate of Virginia on Harold Cook Drive. According to the fire department, he fell from about three stories. Emergency responders were called to the scene at 10:39 a.m.
A landing zone was set up across from the construction site. The man was airlifted to the trauma center at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville.
According to Stuarts Draft Rescue Squad chief deputy Logan Parker, the worker fell from a lift. His injuries were considered life-threatening.
The worker was an employee of Dean Steel – a subcontractor working on an expansion project headed by Whiting Turner, Hershey’s construction company.
Construction injury lawyer Kevin Biniazin helps injured construction workers recover the financial compensation for their personal and financial setbacks. Kevin has some information to share on the forms of financial compensation available to injured construction workers:
Thousands of construction workers are injured on the job every year and are left with high medical bills, lost wages, and various other personal and financial difficulties. This is why it’s important that these injured workers are aware of their options for financial compensation.
Injured construction workers often qualify for workers’ compensation, but this is not always the only form of financial compensation available. In some situations, injured construction workers may also have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit.
Employers can not be sued by their employees, but many construction injuries involve negligence from third parties. Construction sites are often made up of workers from a variety of sources. If an injury is caused by a party other than the worker’s employer, the worker may have grounds for a lawsuit against that party.
For example, if the property owner failed to ensure that their property was secure and a construction worker was injured as a result of this failure, the worker may have grounds for a lawsuit against the property owner.
If you’ve been injured while working at a construction site, you can learn more about your financial compensation options in a free consultation with one of our experienced construction injury lawyers.