Helping Injured Construction Workers Recover Maximum Compensation
Construction sites are buzzing hubs of activity where many workers are doing different tasks simultaneously while in close proximity to each other. As a result, injuries are very common. Unfortunately, with the construction boom that has recently occurred in the Lake Charles area, many local workers face serious risks every day on the job, which can lead to potentially catastrophic consequences for themselves and their families.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured while working at a construction site, contact the Townsley Law Firm today for a free initial consultation by calling 337-377-0584 or by sending an email to our office.
Despite strict health and safety standards set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), construction accidents are alarmingly common. As they are constantly surrounded by tools, building materials and heavy machinery, construction workers can face hazardous conditions at virtually any moment. The most common causes of construction accidents include:
- Falls from scaffolds, ladders and other elevated surfaces
- Electrocutions, due to exposed wiring, power lines and unfinished electrical systems
- Injuries from falling tools, debris, or other objects
- Slips and falls, due to stray tools or objects, as well as holes or uneven surfaces
- Accidents involving machinery
- Fires and explosions due to unfinished piping or leaking gases
- Motor vehicle accidents
Unfortunately, when construction accidents occur, both workers and their families are affected. In addition to expensive medical bills, on-the-job injuries can cause construction workers to face a loss of income and earning ability, if their injuries keep them from working. As a result, families can soon find themselves in difficult financial straits.
What Are Your Options For Compensation?
If you have been injured in an accident on a construction site, it is important to contact an attorney right away, as any delay can compromise your ability to obtain compensation for your injuries. In such cases, you are entitled to claim workers’ compensation benefits for your medical bills and loss of income. In Louisiana, you have the right to seek treatment from the physician of your choice under the workers’ compensation law.
If your injuries resulted from the negligence of someone other than your employer, such as a contractor or other third party, you may be entitled to seek additional compensation for your pain and suffering and other damages in a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party.
We Will Ensure You Are Treated Fairly
Unfortunately, if you have been injured in a construction accident, insurance companies may offer you a quick settlement. However, accepting a settlement offer without speaking to an attorney first is rarely a good idea, as insurers wish to maximize their profits, not protect your best interests.
The experienced attorneys at the Townsley Law Firm have helped many injured workers and their families obtain fair and adequate compensation for their financial losses. Contact our Lake Charles office at 337-377-0584 or by email to arrange a free consultation with one of our attorneys. We will answer any questions you have, explain your legal options and work on your behalf to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation you are entitled to by law.