Are you suffering major injuries and want to know how to win your construction accident case? Read our tips on how we can help, then call us!
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.
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.
Factors that Determine the Value of a Construction Accident Claim
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.
Was your family member or loved one hurt on the job due to someone else’s negligence and you have questions about how to win your construction accident case?
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