A construction accident happens in an instant. There may or may not be signs that something is going to go wrong before it happens, but once it does, everyone at the scene is affected.
Your worst nightmare came true when the co-worker you were working with didn’t see you in the lot. As you crossed an open area, he turned the corner in his forklift and was looking the other way. You ended up pinned and in significant danger.
Today, you’re fortunate to be alive, but your accident is going to leave permanent scars. You may not be able to return to work, and you could end up facing thousands in medical expenses. What should you do?
Workers’ compensation is designed for situations like yours
An accident like this has devastating consequences. It’s important that your employer takes it seriously and helps you seek the benefits that you deserve through workers’ compensation insurance.
If your employer does not carry insurance or claims that you do not qualify for some reason, it’s a good idea to talk to your attorney about filing. Some third-party workers, like independent contractors, may not be able to use workers’ compensation, but if you were employed, then there should be no reason why your construction accident wouldn’t be covered.
Our website has more on what you need to do if your employer tries to prevent you from filing or if you are denied the benefits you deserve following a workplace accident. As an injured party, it’s your right to seek fair compensation if you’re hurt on the job.