How a Construction Accident Lawyer Can Help Your Case
Did you know that one out of every 10 construction workers is injured each year in an accident, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration? It’s true because construction work is one of the most dangerous jobs. Although construction workers are covered for accident injuries under workers’ compensation, it isn’t always enough to pay for their medical treatment and lost wages.
This is where a construction accident attorney in Washington, D.C. can help. Following are some of the ways an injury lawyer can assist you in obtaining the compensation you deserve:
They Can Fight for an Injured Construction Workers’ Rights
In some construction injury cases, either the employer does not file the claim with workers’ comp or they act in a retaliatory fashion against the injured employee. Refusing to file a claim or misfiling it may be intentional as the employer tries to avoid their premiums being raised. A construction accident lawyer can contact the employer to explain to them their duties or file the paperwork to appeal a denied claim.
A Construction Accident Lawyer Knows Workers’ Comp Laws Inside and Out
Let’s face it. Workers’ Comp claims can be complicated, and knowing how the system works and getting good results for an injured worker is important. For example, if the injured worker misses filing by the statute of limitations, their claim will be denied to collect the compensation they deserve. In addition, the accident may have involved a third party, who can be sued independently, which is an important source of compensation.
They Can Help an Injured Construction Worker Understand Their Claim’s Value
All insurance adjusters like to keep their payouts low. However, a construction accident lawyer can point out areas where the injured party should be able to recover damages and work toward getting them the maximum benefits. For example, transportation costs for medical care should be included as well as loss of future earnings and compensation for your emotional and psychological damage if a third-party lawsuit is involved.
Your Claim Can Be Quickly Resolved
A construction accident lawyer can gather the evidence to support your claim and handle the needed documentation to bring your case to a speedy conclusion. We understand that you are hurting and potentially living without the income you need, so we waste no time in submitting the paperwork and standing beside you so you obtain compensation. This includes taking photos at the accident site and interviewing witnesses, confirming the job description and wages, collecting all the medical bills and calculating related expenses.
Roeser Law – Construction Accident Lawyer
Whenever you have suffered a workplace injury or a negligent third party was at fault, we at the Roeser Law Firm are here to help. Our telephone number is (202) 660-4070, or you can reach us online. Let us assist you in getting the compensation you deserve for your accident injuries, so you won’t have to worry about incoming bills and lost wages. In no case should anyone be held financially responsible for someone else’s negligence.