Pursue Benefits With Our Experienced Legal Team
Construction workers face extreme danger each day they clock in to work. From falling objects to faulty equipment, these employees are always in the line of fire. When negligent construction companies take hazardous short cuts in the name of profit, it’s the workers who suffer the deadly consequences. Sadly, a construction worker can sustain a severe injury even if they dutifully observe every safety protocol. Contact the Plano construction accident attorneys at the Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC, if you’ve been injured in a work accident. We can investigate your case, negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf, and help you file for workers’ compensation benefits. If your claim has already been denied, we can guide you through the appeal process. Depending on your personal circumstances, we can also help you pursue damages in a personal injury lawsuit.
Pursuing Benefits After An Accident
Many injured employees are afraid of filing for workers’ compensation benefits because they don’t want to lose their jobs. However, most construction accident injuries are so severe that these benefits are essential to a worker’s overall recovery. Also, while many employees fear losing their jobs, it’s technically illegal for an employer to terminate an employee for claiming workers’ compensation benefits. Construction accident injuries are commonly caused by:
- Tripping hazards
- Falling objects
- Slip and falls
- Handling heavy objects
- Scaffolding accidents
- Machinery accidents
- Vehicle accidents
- Exposure to chemicals
- Fires and explosions
By filing for workers’ compensation benefits, you can receive financial aid that covers your medical bills and the costs of any ongoing rehabilitative therapy sessions. You’ll even be provided with a percentage of your lost wages. Most importantly, these benefits give you time to properly heal from your injuries so that you can effectively complete the duties of your job.
What If I’m Not An Employee?
If you’re a victim of a construction site accident, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against any negligent entities that contributed to your injuries. A successful personal injury lawsuit can yield damages for medical expenses, lost wages, and other noneconomic damages. Depending on your personal circumstances, the following parties could be held liable for your injuries:
- The construction company
- The construction worker
- The machine manufacturer
- The contractor
- The city or a government agency
To be awarded damages in a personal injury case, your legal team needs to prove that the defendant’s negligent actions are responsible for your injury.
File Your Claim Today
Unfortunately, employers and insurance companies frequently deny workers’ compensation claims. In some cases, this is because a worker fails to accurately complete and file their claim in a timely manner. However, it’s also not unusual for self-serving employers and insurance companies to refuse a claim just because they don’t want to provide an employee with benefits. When your quality of life is on the line, reach out to a trial-tested law firm that can help you file an effective claim and is prepared to negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf. At the Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC, our Plano construction accident lawyers help you pursue benefits that provide for your medical and financial needs. If necessary, we can also represent your case in court to secure a beneficial settlement or verdict that sustains your standard of living.