If you have been injured on the job and are prevented from returning to work, you will likely need to collect workers’ compensation. This type of insurance coverage is available for 95% of employees and may be available to cover your medical treatment and a portion of your wages. You might also be entitled to receive compensation for a disability that is semi-permanent or permanent. Your employer’s insurance company will have lawyers working for them, and so should you.
Following an accident, taking prompt action will be critical to ensuring you receive the appropriate medical treatment and that your case moves as smoothly as possible. Construction site accidents can be severe, and victims should immediately:
- Inform their employer of the injury
- Complete an accident report promptly
- Obtain treatment from a medical professional for injuries
- Follow through with any treatment recommendations to ensure optimal recovery
- Consult with a lawyer who has experience in workers’ compensation cases
Injuries can be difficult to manage, especially when coupled with continuing to do your job and managing your injury case. Construction sites are dangerous, and workers are at high risk of suffering from an accident. Following a work-related accident, it’s critical to hire a lawyer to ensure that the proper steps are taken to move forward.
Workplace Wrongful Death
For some relatives, filing a wrongful death claim against the individual or entity at-fault brings them a sense of closure. They may be filled with energy to pursue legal action out of justice for their wrongly taken loved one.
In the most tragic of workers’ accidents, a person has their life taken because of recklessness, malfunctions, or negligence in the workplace. For surviving family members, their grief may be so weighty that they cannot imagine finding the strength to go through a legal proceeding. But, it is important to know that as surviving family members, there are lawyers like ourselves who can work on the legal side of things, as you focus on healing.
Our role is to fight on the behalf of victims and their surviving family members. We strongly encourage you to consider meeting with us if your loved one was killed while on a construction site, car accident, medical malpractice, or other fatal events, and their death was due to the negligence or recklessness of another. Call our law firm to learn about whether you have grounds for a wrongful death claim.
Workers’ compensation benefits are something that an injured victim should be entitled to. Our team can help explore the options available to you. Following an accident, retain the legal protection that you deserve by speaking with one of our Milwaukee workers’ compensation lawyers from Hickey & Turim, SC today.