Construction injury law can be notoriously complex, involving everyone from the federal government to mother nature. That’s why you need a team of experienced attorneys by your side. If you or a loved one have been injured in a construction accident, don’t just leave it in the hands of the insurance company. Call (504) 894-9653 to consult with Smiley Law Firm at one of our three convenient locations.
Understand Common Construction Accidents
While many injured construction workers qualify for workers’ compensation benefits, this may not be the only source of damages. For example, if negligence is involved, the injured party may qualify for additional compensation. Similarly, if the injured party is a bystander or not currently working on the job, workers’ compensation will not cover their injuries. If your injury falls into one of these categories, it may be in your best interest to file additional construction injury suits.
Some examples of common worksite accidents include the following:
- Crane accidents
- Electrocution or power line injuries
- Entrapment with equipment
- Explosion-related injuries
- Slips or falls
- Burns or other fire-related injuries
- Scaffolding or structure collapse
- Toxic exposure
- Transportation incidents
Take Immediate Action
During the physical and emotional pain that follows a construction site injury, contacting a construction injury attorney might be the last thing on your mind—but don’t make the mistake of waiting too long. Medical bills can stack up quickly, and the statute of limitations is always looming in the future. The sooner you contact one of our qualified attorneys, the sooner we can begin gathering evidence, talking to witnesses, evaluating physicians’ diagnoses, and the myriad of other activities that go into creating a strong legal case. As a rule of thumb, don’t wait—it might be too late.
Pursue the Benefits You Deserve
Depending on the circumstances of your injury, workers’ compensation may be your primary source of recompense. Again, however, this is not always the case. Sometimes, even when you do receive workers’ compensation, you may be eligible for additional damages. Depending on the type and extent of your injury, you may be entitled to the following benefits:
- Medical expenses
- Past and future lost wages
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering damages
- Permanent disability
- Scarring and disfigurement damages
- Compensation for loss of enjoyment of life
Hire a Qualified Team of Attorneys
Smiley Law Firm is one of the true construction law firms of New Orleans. Our practice is centered on the construction industry, and we represent everyone from contractors to suppliers to property owners. We round out our practice with an extensive knowledge of business litigation and personal injury law, so no matter how complicated your construction case may be, we’re equipped to handle it. If you or a loved one has been involved in a construction injury, schedule your free consultation today.