Hazards to construction workers present themselves in many forms. Accidents or work errors are common when construction workers are exposed to hazardous chemicals, electrical equipment, heavy machinery, and dangerous tools while on the job.
If you are injured on the job, you have the option of instituting an Alabama Worker’s Compensation claim against your employer for lost wages and medical expenses. Under Alabama law, you are not permitted to collect punitive or non-economic damages, i.e. for physical and emotional distress, physical pain, loss of the enjoyment of life, or for disfigurement from your employer in a workers compensation action.
Additionally, under Worker’s Compensation, you are restricted from filing a civil suit against an employer or co-worker. However, you may collect benefits even if your work injury was caused by your own negligence. Speak with a Birmingham construction accident attorney today.
If you are injured on the job by a third party, you may be able to file a separate personal injury claim for damages against the responsible non-employer party. For instance, if you were injured by a third party in a car accident while you were officially on duty, then you may file a personal injury claim or lawsuit against that individual for disfigurement, physical pain, emotional distress and other damages that Workers Compensation does not cover.
You may also file a third party liability claim against a sub-contractors or property owner whose unsafe actions brought you injury or harm.
If your injury was caused by a defective tool, piece of machinery, or product, our Birmingham, Alabama construction site accident attorneys can assist you with filing a Product Liability Claim against the product manufacturer.
Many law offices focus on personal injury cases only. We have successfully handled both personal injury and workers compensation cases for many years. Our accomplished attorneys are familiar with representing clients for dual-claims involving complex and intersecting workers compensation and third-party injury claims.
We work hard to obtain maximum benefits for you, under one or both types of claims, depending upon the particular circumstances of your case.
To protect your legal rights following an accident at work, it is best to immediately seek the legal advice of the Birmingham constuction site accident attorneys at Wininger Law Firm, LLC. It is wise to act swiftly while memories of accident witnesses are fresh, and to facilitate the preservation of physical evidence.
Throughout the years we have successfully assisted construction workers and other workers in Alabama with the following types of Workers Compensations claims:
Call us today at 888.808.INJURY to talk to workers compensation or construction site injury lawyers Birmingham, Alabama.