Wichita Construction Accident Attorney
Involved in a Construction Accident?
Many things can happen on a construction site. The construction worker can be hurt from falls, burns, electrocution, crane accidents, scaffold injuries, automobile and truck collisions and the like. There are two main sources of compensation for the injured worker: Workers' Compensation claims and personal injury actions based on negligence. If you are involved in a construction accident, you are urged to contact a Wichita personal injury lawyer experienced in construction accident lawsuits.
The most obvious thing you can do is file for Worker's Compensation. This is program in which you can get your medical bills paid and a monthly payment for living expenses. If permanently disabled, you can also get a lump sum payoff. To obtain this compensation you need to prove the accident was work related and that you have injuries. It is not based on fault.
Personal Injury Claims
In addition to helping you with the Workers' Compensation claim, your attorney will examine whether you can make claims against parties, other than your employer, for negligence. This may be a products liability suit against the manufacturer of defective equipment you were working with. It may be against another subcontractor who drops something on you. These actions are important because they provide much more compensation than the Workers' Compensation claim. You can do both at the same time.
Construction Accidents Lawyer in Wichita
At Rick Hodge, Attorney at Law we provide aggressive representation of persons injured in construction accidents in the Wichita, Kansas area. When a construction worker contacts us, we examine all the circumstances of the accident to figure out who was responsible for the accident. Then we help the client fill out his Workers' Compensation claim and champion the claim through the process, appearing at hearings as needed to get his claim paid. We also look for parties other than his employer to sue for negligence. We may even sue the employer if we can find intentional misconduct such as intentionally violating relevant safety regulations. Our personal injury claim will be for full damages including pain and suffering. Where the construction worker dies in the accident, claims may be done for the family.
Contact a Wichita Construction Accidents Attorney at the firm for a free consultation.