Have you or a loved one been injured on the job? Check out these 4 construction accident facts, then call our Utah office for a free consultation.
Choosing a Construction Accident Attorney
In selecting an attorney for someone who’s been injured in a construction accident in the state of Utah, you want to consider somebody who has a lot of experience in personal injury. You also want to look at somebody who has specific training, education, and experience in commercial construction cases, because there are a lot of different components that require expertise. You’ve got to deal with the employer, the insurance company for the workers’ compensation, as well as for the other parties that are at fault, and that can become quite difficult if it’s not something you’ve done, know how to do, or have been trained to do. If you’re looking for somebody in the state of Utah, you want to consider all of those things.
Also, it’s really important that you get somebody who is a trial attorney. The construction companies in the state of Utah are frequently big entities and have a lot of money to throw at their attorneys to defend the cases. If the case is not handled properly and handled as if you’re going to trial and pushing towards trial, you’re going to lose the value of that case because they know you won’t go to trial.
Reporting Construction Injuries
If you have been injured in a construction accident in the state of Utah, we recommend that you notify your employer. The employer that you are working with or for could have workers’ comp insurance that would allow you to receive medical care and receive compensation for your lost income while you are waiting to resolve or settle your case. If you have any further questions on this, please come in and talk with us.
Construction Accident Insurance Investigation
If you’ve been injured in a construction accident, you may have questions about who you have to give statements to or who you have to provide information to. You are required to provide information to your employer and let them know about the injuries and about the accident and you may be required to do that for workers’ compensation as well. If you’re injured by a third party on the job site or somebody else, you’re not required to give a statement to other insurance companies without contacting an attorney first. The reason for that is these insurance adjusters are trained to ask questions to get the answers they need, to try to show that you’re not as injured as you say you are. They will do whatever they need to do to reduce the value of your case.
Suing Your Employer for an Injury
In the state of Utah, we have a workers’ compensation system that does not allow you to sue your employer. In exchange for that, you get workers’ compensation benefits, but at the same time, you give up the right to make a claim against your employer. If you have questions about workers’ compensation claims or how it affects your other claims, don’t be afraid to call our office.
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