Construction is one of the most dangerous industries in the United States and is extremely high-risk when it comes to the number of injuries and fatalities sustained on the job. One of five of every worker fatality in 2017 was on a construction site, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). When a construction worker suffers an injury, they may be able to file a third-party claim or trigger a workers’ compensation claim. If you or someone you love works in construction and has been injured, discuss your right to compensation with our Kentucky construction accident attorneys at the Law Firm of Flora Templeton Stuart. Reach us online or by calling (888) 782-9090.
Construction site accidents often occur due to hazardous conditions created by negligent employers or workers. These hazards include:
Following a Kentucky construction site accident, workers can file for workers’ compensation benefits, as employers cannot typically be held liable. However, personal injury lawsuits can be filed for injuries caused by third parties, such as defective machinery.
The consequences of construction site negligence can be devastating. The resulting injuries can be life-changing, and may include:
These injuries are often serious and leave victims in severe pain. Some workers may also experience permanently disabling injuries or in some instances be fatally wounded.
In Kentucky, an employer’s workers’ compensation insurance will cover most construction employees when they are injured on the job site. These benefits can take care of medical bills, lost income while out of work, and other injury-related expenses. Nevertheless, there are times when valid claims for workers’ compensation are denied or the benefits are limited. When these issues arise, a construction accident attorney can assist with your claim to ensure you receive the benefit amount you are entitled to.
Furthermore, when a third party is responsible, or at least partially at fault for a construction injury or death, victims have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit and pursue the at-fault party for damages.
Contact us with any questions or to set up a free initial consultation with a Kentucky construction accident lawyer at the Law Firm of Flora Templeton Stuart. We understand the devastation a job site injury can have on you and your family. We will explore all options for obtaining compensation and will make certain that you are treated and paid fairly. Call us at (888) 782-9090 or fill out our online contact form. We proudly serve Bowling Green, Glasgow, and Greenville Kentucky.