Were you or a loved one seriously injured on a job site? Read the answers to our commonly asked construction accident questions, then call us!
Should I speak to insurance companies after a construction accident?
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.
Can I sue my employer for my construction accident 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.
Can I receive workers’ compensation if I was injured in a construction accident?
In the state of Utah, if you’re involved in a construction accident, you can seek to claim your damages from those who caused it unless it happens to be your employer. You cannot sue your employer, but you do get paid benefits, whether it’s your fault or one of the other employees’ faults. Workers’ compensation gets a little tricky, but we’d be happy to answer any questions about it if you give our office a call.
What should I do if a family member was killed in a construction accident?
If you’ve had a family member who’s been killed on the job during an accident in the state of Utah, workers’ compensation is going to play a role in that and may be your exclusive remedy. However, if there was a third-party involved, somebody that’s not the employer, you may have additional claims.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured on a job site and have questions? After reading the answers to our commonly asked construction accident questions, contact our dedicated Utah construction accident attorneys at Swenson & Shelley today for a free confidential consultation. Let our experience work for you.