Due to the nature of a construction site and the construction industry in general, individuals employed in construction find themselves confronted with dangerous, life-threatening work conditions on a daily basis. Serious accidents and injuries resulting in personal injury and wrongful death occur with alarming frequency at construction sites throughout the country.
Limitations of Workers' Compensation
Many states have workers' compensation laws that severely limit recovery for a construction site accident. In addition, state laws that limit an employee’s ability to sue an employer also generally limit the amount of recoverable compensation for pain and suffering. There may be limits or statutes of limitation on collecting benefits despite indefinite injury. Sometimes, the only way to receive full compensation is to bring suit against a third party, other than the employer, that also bore responsibility for unsafe conditions.
Knowledge of federal and state regulations governing the construction industry is crucial to developing strategies in lawsuits against general contractors and subcontractors. Such strategies allow for legal action even though construction laws appear to prevent recovery. At the Law Firm of Robert D. King Jr., P.C. we also have experience in construction site inspection and are able to identify critical witnesses and preserve important evidence.
A myriad of laws exist that may impact your ability to recover from a construction accident. The Law Firm of Robert D. King can help "level the playing field." We’ll provide you with information regarding the practical and legal aspects of personal injury law and construction site claims, as well as with effective representation. For a free consultation, contact Robert D. King Jr. P.C., LLC at (317) 916-0000.