A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY & GENERAL PRACTICE LAW FIRM
Construction Site Injuries
Personal Injury Attorney Serving Bucks Montgomery County & Philadelphia
Construction’s “Fatal Four”
The most common incidents within the construction industry are:
- Struck by an Object
- Stuck in between two pieces of machinery
These incidents are far too common in the life of a construction worker. Being prepared for these potential injuries is the best way workers in this industry can protect themselves and their loved ones.
5 Ways a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help
When an injury happens on a construction site, a hospital visit is guaranteed. The visit will be expensive, regardless of whether or not the worker has insurance. Depending on the severity of the injury, there can be a significant negative effect on one’s bank account, as well as the possibility of being off work for an extended period of time, or permanently. This is where a personal injury lawyer comes in.Personal injury lawyers help in these situations by:
- Investigating claims.
- Representing an injured party in court.
- Functioning as a mediator between the worker and medical providers.
- Recommending the best options for the future.
- Explaining what rights the worker has and what he or she is entitled to from the construction company regarding injury compensation.
Preparation is Key
Worker’s compensation claims are sometimes taken care of quickly by the company, however, if the company is dragging its feet or isn’t compensating enough to cover expenses, a personal injury attorney should be contacted. The best step to prepare is to already have an attorney chosen and have the number saved for a rainy day. A personal injury attorney should be consulted if there is an injury, even if it’s just to answer questions on the process. This way there is already a relationship in place if something doesn’t go as planned with the claim, and help can be provided to get the issue settled.