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Construction sites are unique working environments with inherent dangers that must not be taken lightly. With workers exposed to heavy machinery, electrical equipment, and extreme heights, the potential for accidents is quite high.
Construction workers are tasked with the responsibility of operating machinery and practicing health and safety precautions on a day-to-day basis. Unfortunately, when accidents occur in construction settings they can be especially damaging to workers, resulting in physical injuries and lasting emotional trauma. Although the risk of injury exists in all work environments, it is important to recognize that construction sites present a wider range of hazards, and on-the-job injuries may entitle you to workers’ compensation.
Why Should I Hire a Workers’ Compensation Attorney?
Hiring an experienced attorney helps you ensure that your rights are protected. Securing your workers’ compensation benefits can be a difficult task alone, especially when insurance companies and employers may underestimate and under report the severity of your injuries.
A skilled worker’s compensation attorney can provide guidance and compensation advice. With our experience, Gaines & Gaines can help you determine if your injury qualifies for coverage. We can also help you file your claim, file an appeal if insurance doesn’t want to grant you the amount of compensation you deserve, and more. Ultimately, hiring a workers’ compensation attorney can help you maximize your benefits in your workers compensation case.
What Are Common Workplace Injuries?
Construction workers face many dangers while on the job, as accidents can often result in severe injuries. Working with heavy machines, exposure to loud noises and chemicals, and other hazardous conditions provide a multitude of opportunities for a workplace accident to occur.
The consequences of these incidents can range from temporary injuries or even death. In addition, the effects may be felt far beyond the actual incident itself; subsequent lifelong disabilities or physical pain can be other issues that arise later on.
Common injuries construction workers may sustain include:
- Broken bones
- Vision impairment or blindness
- Neck, shoulder, or back injuries
- Head/brain injuries
- Knee and ankle injuries
- Lung issues
In the event that you sustain a construction-related injury, it is important that you seek medical help and work with a workers’ compensation attorney. Workplace injuries can leave you with life-long pain, discomfort, and in severe cases disability. You could be eligible for financial compensation for medical costs, disability benefits, job displacement benefits, and more.
Workers’ Compensation for Construction Workers
California employers are required by law to have workers’ compensation insurance, even if they only have one employee. In addition, if workers are injured or get sick because of work, the employer is required to pay for worker’s compensation benefits. Many individuals are unaware of the benefits they are entitled to after injury or illness from the workplace. Don’t go through your healing process alone. Working with a skilled attorney can help you receive favorable benefits for your injuries.
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We’re Determined to Fight for You
Some workers fear that they will lose their job while filing a workers’ compensation claim. However, a work-related injury is a disability. Therefore, if an employer discriminates or retaliates against you for filing a claim, this may be considered discrimination.
Our attorneys at Gaines & Gaines are proud to serve workers and protect their rights. We’ve represented employees across California and know how to build you a strong case. Contact us today for an initial consultation to learn more about how we can help.