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April 18, 2023

Construction Site Accidents & Workers’ Compensation

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Posted in Wisconsin Workers Compensation Related News

Our compensation lawyers have represented clients who have faced injuries from the many hazards on construction sites. While victims recover, they will also be forced to contend with the often time-consuming process of retaining the benefits and compensation they are owed.

Along with managing the intricacies of your case, the team at Hickey & Turim, S.C., can assist with obtaining the compensation you are entitled to while you focus on your recovery. However, know that the time to act is now to ensure that you receive the help you deserve. 

Benefits Workers’ Compensation Offers

In most states, employers are required by law to offer workers’ compensation to their employees should they obtain an injury while on the job. Damages can be substantial and, as a result, a victim may find their life significantly impacted. Financial losses, physical pain, and debilitating injuries are just a few of the hardships someone might face. Workers’ compensation can offer potential solutions to some of these problems as benefits are intended to assist victims by providing for:

  • The cost of medical expenses
  • Medical treatments for injuries
  • Payment for a portion of lost wages
  • Job retraining programs

Laws surrounding workers’ comp can vary by state, making it critical to speak with our workers’ compensation lawyers without hesitation. 

Common Accidents on Construction Sites

Construction sites can have many hazards that could put a person’s safety at risk if they aren’t careful. While companies should have safety protocols in place to mitigate the risk of an accident, it’s still possible for an accident to occur. The following are common accidents that construction workers may face:

  • Falling Objects
  • Machinery Accidents
  • Falls 
  • Being Trapped Between Objects
  • Electrical Accidents
  • Trench Collapse
  • +More

Workers’ compensation may be the appropriate option for those injured on a construction site. Victims could face significant losses as a result of the injuries they have suffered. Sometimes, injuries can result in a long recovery and, worse, may cause lasting impairments. Having your case reviewed by our team will be beneficial to ensure that you receive the benefits you deserve. 

Repetitive Strain Construction Injuries

A lawyer can argue that the repetitive motion of your job may be the cause of your injury in the first place. This condition is called repetitive stress injuries. If you are getting Social Security Disability benefits, the number of workers’ comp benefits may be less than expected. This can also happen if you receive Medicare benefits as well. It can get confusing to sort out all the details. One of our workers’ compensation lawyers at our firm can maximize the amounts you can receive. If you are unable to return to your old job because of your injury, you may need one of our workers’ compensation lawyers to help you get the most from the workers’ comp benefits so that you can continue to receive benefits in the future.

Whether you are in the beginning stages of filing or have been denied workers’ comp, call Hickey & Turim, S.C. for honest legal advice. For a free consultation with Hickey & Turim, S.C., contact our office today. When you call us, we will help you understand your rights under the workers’ compensation laws. You may discover your legal options and find out how we can maximize your benefits.

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