Construction Accident Lawyers
HELPING VICTIMS OF CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENTS IN THE KANSAS CITY AREA SEEK THE MONETARY RECOVERY THAT THEY NEED
Working at a construction site and for a construction company can be a dangerous job. Construction workers typically have to work at dangerous job sites and around heavy equipment that sometimes malfunctions. If you suffer one or more injuries while you are on the job, you may be able to file a workers’ compensation claim or take other legal action against the manufacturer of defective equipment or machinery that malfunctions while you are on the job site.
If you or someone you love has been injured at a construction job, the knowledgeable Kansas City construction accident lawyers at the Montee Law Firm are ready to assist you with pursuing the benefits and compensation you need. Our experienced team of lawyers can help you review your case and decide on the best course of action for pursuing monetary compensation and/or benefits.
Please give us a call today at (816) 364-1650 in Missouri or contact us online to learn more about how we can assist you with recovering monetary benefits and compensation for injuries that you suffered in your construction accident.
DANGERS OF WORKING AT A CONSTRUCTION SITE
Working at a construction site presents individuals with serious hazards on a near-daily basis. Some of the most common hazards associated with working at a construction site include the following:
- Large machinery that is defective or that malfunctions
- Slip and fall injuries at the site
- Falling from high places at the site
- Defective scaffolding at the site
- Dangers of being struck with a blunt object
- Crush injuries caused by construction equipment
These hazards can cause workers to suffer broken bones, soft tissue injuries, crush injuries, and even death, in the worst cases. If you have suffered one or more of these injuries while working at a construction site, an experienced Kansas City construction accident lawyer can help you determine your best course of action for obtaining benefits and other compensation.
METHODS OF PURSUING COMPENSATION FOR INJURIES
If you are injured while you are on the job at a construction site, there are several legal actions that you may be able to take. First of all, if you are employed by a construction company, you may be able to bring a claim against your employer for workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation benefits are typically available regardless of who caused the accident and injuries which the construction worker sustained. In order for an injured worker to be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, the worker must have ordinarily suffered a work-related illness or injury while he or she was working on the job – and within the scope of his or her employment.
As part of a workers’ compensation claim arising from a construction accident, the injured worker may be eligible to pursue a variety of benefits, depending upon the circumstances. Those benefits may include the following:
- Payment of all related medical bills and treatment
- A portion of the worker’s lost wages
- Permanency benefits
- Temporary disability benefits
- Vocational rehabilitation benefits
In addition to bringing a workers’ compensation claim against your employer for the injuries you suffered in a construction accident, you may also be able to file a third-party claim against some other individual or entity. For example, if you suffered injuries in a construction site accident that was caused by defective machinery or equipment at the job site, you may be able to file a claim or lawsuit against the manufacturer of the defective equipment.
Moreover, you may be able to assert a claim or lawsuit against the site foreman or supervisor if the site was not properly cleaned up or maintained, and you suffered an injury as a result. An experienced Kansas City construction accident lawyer can determine your eligibility for filing a third-party claim arising out of a construction site accident.
CALL A KANSAS CITY CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT LAWYER TODAY
If you have been injured on the job while working at a construction site, the skilled attorneys at the Montee Law Firm can review all of your legal options with you and take the necessary legal actions to help you pursue compensation for your injuries.
To schedule a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a Kansas City construction accident attorney, please call us at (816) 364-1650 or contact us online to learn more about how we can assist you with obtaining the benefits and compensation that you deserve for the injuries that you suffered in your construction accident.
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