Reporting your construction accident is the first step towards recovering compensation. Contact our office to schedule a free consultation.
Should I report a construction accident injury to my employer?
People are often confused about what to do in the aftermath of a construction accident. Who do I need to tell about this? Should I tell anybody at all? If I tell them, what do I tell them? Giving notice is crucial and reporting your construction accident can be the first step towards compensation. If no notice has been given that you’ve been injured, that can actually work to your detriment. It is not recommended that you give any kind of recorded statements; not giving notice, however, may end up being used against you in the future and throw some doubt on your credibility in the case. Even if your motives were perfectly fine in not giving notice, they can make that look as if you are hiding something, which can affect your damages.
After you give notice, though, things can get even more complicated in your construction site accident case. Issues that can come up include whether you are an employee or independent contractor, which affects who you could bring a personal injury claim against. Another issue that can come up is whether your own direct employer on a construction site has liability insurance, whether they have even workers’ comp insurance, and what insurance the general contractor may carry.
You can be covered by workers’ compensation insurance and can receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and any other related expense connected to your construction accident. However, there are cases where this workers’ compensation (which is required by law for employers to have) will not cover enough of your damages. There are even instances in which you will have your claim denied by the insurance. In some cases, you can bring your claim against a third party. That may be a contractor or sub-contractor, tool or machinery manufacturer, or other entities. If there is proof that shows that they are responsible for your injuries, they can be held liable to compensation for your damages.
We want to help victims of negligence and carelessness gets the justice they need. We want to make sure you have a strong case that will further your success in seeking that justice. We work diligently to provide you with the results you deserve.
Our firm is uniquely suited for these cases thanks to our background in workers’ compensation and personal injuries from construction site accidents. Complicated issues can arise out of these accidents in Georgia. Give us a call, and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured on a job site in Georgia and have questions about reporting your construction accident?
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