Men and women who work in construction can face dangers every day. They are working with dangerous equipment that has the ability to cause harm to them. Also, they can be working on new sites that they are not familiar with and that provide opportunities for falls. Construction workers should be aware of any hazards present at a site. They should also make sure to wear the required safety equipment. This equipment can protect them from any falling debris or other hazards at the work site. When these individuals are involved in an accident where they are injured, they may wish to file a lawsuit. Instead of suing their employer, they have the opportunity to collect workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation can provide them with the financial care they need while they are recovering from their injury and are unable to work.
What is workers’ compensation?
Workers’ compensation provides employees with the opportunity to seek financial compensation for their workplace accident. Instead of suing their employer for liability to gain damages, they can go through workers’ compensation to get the financial assistance they may need. Workers’ compensation protects both the employer and the employee. When employees file for workers’ compensation, they are unable to file a lawsuit against their employer. Workers cannot be penalized for their absence from work due to their accident and subsequent injury.
Through this form of compensation, employees can receive economic damages. This money can pay for the cost of medical bills that have been charged due to your workplace accident and injury. After an accident, it is important to have your health checked. This can ensure that your injuries are taken care of and that they are documented. This documentation provides an analysis of how you were affected by the workplace accident. With this information, it can prove your case for workers’ compensation.
If a third party was involved in the workplace accident, you may be able to file a lawsuit against them. Since they are not your employer, you could have previously collected workers’ compensation. However, if you received damages from winning the lawsuit, you may have to pay back the workers’ compensation that you previously collected.
At Mark L. Bodner, P.C., we are committed to guiding clients through each step of the medical malpractice claims process. Our firm understands how traumatic it can be when you become a victim of medical malpractice. We are prepared to fight on your behalf to help you recover a maximum compensation award. Contact our firm today.