By Mike Stetzer
Construction injury cases are often very complex. Workers compensation issues can become entangled in a personal injury claim, and there may be liability on the part of multiple parties such as equipment manufacturers and suppliers. Leaving out one of these possible defendants could prove fatal to your claim.
Insurance companies may contact you directly to try and settle your claim but a personal injury attorney can deal with the insurance companies for you.
Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney
An attorney who handles the complexities of construction injury cases should know which parties must be involved in your case, and what potential liability each has. And, a construction litigation attorney will be prepared for the potentially long, involved process of managing a construction injury case.
A personal injury attorney can organize and manage all of the deadlines, notice requirements, discovery, expert witnesses, and other evidence required to try a construction injury case.
If you work in the construction industry, you know that working conditions can be dangerous. Precautions like goggles and steel-toed boots protect against some injuries, but the hazards are still significant: heavy equipment, construction materials, and the necessity of working at great heights on unfinished structures, among others.
But knowing that isn't enough-you have to be able to prove it.
If you've been injured in a construction accident, consider discussing your case with a personal injury attorney who handles construction cases.