Navigating the complex system of laws surrounding construction site accidents on your own can be a daunting, if not impossible task. Because any given construction project may have multiple parties that hold some level of responsibility, pinpointing fault can be a difficult task. However, this does not negate the need for justice for workers hurt on the job, as their livelihood depends on their physical and emotional well-being. In such cases, having the experienced representation of Layton & Southard LLC on your side will allow you to claim the compensation you deserve, and get your life back to normal.
Types of claims
It is important for you to understand what type of claim to make. Generally speaking, injured employees are barred from making personal injury claims, since workers' compensation laws provide compensation benefits so long as it can be proven that an injury occurred, regardless of fault or negligence. However, sometimes these benefits are inadequate, so it is important to fully investigate an accident in case there was some fault by a third party that can be litigated as a personal injury claim in addition to workers' compensation benefits. Sometimes this comes in the form of a product liability claim, where a victim can peg the cause of the injury on a defective product made or distributed by a third party outside of his or her employer.
You may be entitled to benefits beyond workers' compensation
By their very nature, construction sites are hazardous places to work. While many employers are protected from litigation by workers' compensation laws, this does not absolve them from their responsibility to maintain safety standards. In cases of negligence, it is vitally important to seek out legal consultation, as you may be entitled to compensation beyond workers' comp benefits. Layton & Southard, LLC has a proven track record of bringing justice to his clients, and will fight relentlessly to ensure that your lifestyle and well-being are maintained after an on-site accident.
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