Have you been injured in a construction site accident? According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), construction jobs are among the most dangerous in the country. Falling from heights, electrocution, head injuries – even with the best safety gear, workers still get injured daily. You may be eligible for compensation if you suffered a construction site injury. A Kent, WA construction site injury lawyer from Herschensohn Law Firm, PLLC, can help you understand your legal options.
You are likely eligible for Washington Workers’ Compensation benefits if you’ve been hurt. This employer-paid insurance ensures injured construction workers have access to quality medical care and a partial wage replacement while they’re recuperating from their injuries.
Navigating the workers’ comp process can be tricky. Your employer may deny a valid claim, or you could have trouble getting all your medically necessary treatments. A Kent construction site injury lawyer can help you navigate the claims process and appeal a denied claim.
The purpose of workers’ compensation is to provide benefits to hurt workers. But, it’s also in place to protect companies from being sued by injured employees. This doesn’t mean you may not have grounds to file a lawsuit for your injuries and other losses. Washington law permits construction workers whose injury was caused by a third party, like a subcontractor, vendor, or site visitor, to file a suit.
Unlike workers’ compensation, a third-party injury lawsuit permits you to seek additional compensation for your pain and suffering from the injuries and consideration for any emotional trauma from the incident. If the negligence of a third party contributed to the accident and your injuries, they can be held accountable in court. A skilled construction accident attorney can help you demand justice and the money you deserve.
Whether you plan to file a claim for a worker’s compensation, file a lawsuit against a third party, or both, thoughtful legal guidance can make the entire process as smooth as possible. While you’re recovering from your construction site injury, your attorney can:
At Herschensohn Law Firm, PLLC, we are committed to litigating Washington construction site injuries and defending the interests of injured workers just like you. We can help you navigate the complex process of filing workers’ comp or a lawsuit. Contact us today for a free consultation.
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Lawyer fees for car accident cases vary. Most work on a contingency basis, taking 25% to 40% of the settlement. Hourly rates might range from $100 to $500+. Additional costs like filing fees can apply. Free consultations help you understand the fee structure.
Most injury lawyers work on a contingency basis, taking 25% to 40% of the settlement or award. This means they’re only paid if they win your case.
In Florida, lawyers typically take a contingency fee of around 33% to 40% of the settlement amount in personal injury cases. This fee structure ensures they are paid only if your case is successful.