Construction work is closely associated with accidents, injuries, and other workplace dangers. Many construction workers are injured or killed each year due to construction injuries, with construction work accidents accounting for 27 of 34 workplace fatalities in Michigan in 2017.
At Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., our construction accident lawyers can help you get compensated if you have been injured on a construction site in Clinton, Michigan.
Workers’ Compensation boards handle injuries in the workplace. In some cases, it may be possible to collect additional damages from your employer due to negligence if you are injured on the job.
In Michigan, Workers’ Compensation protects against workplace civil lawsuits for pain and suffering or other damages. The only exception to this rule is if your employer intentionally injures you. Unfortunately, this is difficult to prove and often not the case. However, it is possible to file a negligence claim against another third-party that is not your employer.
In construction site accidents, blame can typically be placed with the owners, contractors, or equipment manufacturers.
The site’s safety lies with the contractor and subcontractors who are required to warn of potential hazards. They are liable when injuries happen in common areas due to dangers that could potentially threaten all employees. Property owners may be responsible if they are grossly negligent when hiring a contractor if they fail to inform them of known safety concerns.
In cases where a piece of equipment or a motor vehicle is defective or dangerous, the manufacturers can be found liable.
Michigan’s Workers’ Compensation laws mean that all medical care expenses and weekly salary payments of up to 80% can be awarded to an injured worker. This no-fault insurance company model may be useful for some injuries, but the compensation may not be enough to cover all the pain and suffering associated with the accident.
You must notify your employers of the accident within 90 days, either in writing or verbally, and correctly file a workers’ compensation insurance claim within the timeframe for the statute of limitations, which is two years from the date of your injury.
To file a negligence lawsuit, you must gather evidence. Lawyers can help by putting together a timeline of the injury, locating specific faulty equipment, and consulting with expert witnesses in construction safety. You should also provide medical records, images of the nature of the injury, and any other documents relevant to your case.
Construction accident attorneys from a reputable law firm can file the paperwork and build a case on your behalf while you focus on recovering from your injuries. They can wade through the complex legal issues surrounding workers’ compensation claims and liaise with insurance companies, doctors, the workers’ compensation board, and employers to get you fair compensation.
If you’ve been injured on a construction site, and are located in Clinton, MI, contact the law office of Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., at (866) 868-3779 for a free initial consultation. We have a history of working personal injury cases, and we won’t rest until your lost wages, medical bills, and other expenses and damages are reimbursed.
We are experienced in a range of practice areas, from personal injury to workers comp to automotive accidents. Browse our lawyer directory to find an experienced lawyer to fight for your case.
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