In many instances, injured construction workers and their families will be eligible for substantial compensation. Accidents on construction sites are extremely common. Construction sites are among the most hazardous workplaces in the nation, and construction workers are injured every day. When construction injury occurs, workers and their families can frequently file claims for damages.
Types Of Recoverable Compensation in Construction Injury Claims
When construction workers and their families have accident-related losses covered by workers’ compensation, they can seek full coverage. This includes both financial and non-financial losses, as well as current and prospective losses. Examples of recoverable construction accident damages in a typical case include:
- Medical Bills
Injured construction workers and their family members can seek fair compensation for accident-related medical expenses. This includes the costs of emergency room care, diagnostic testing, surgery, and all other forms of treatment. Since injured construction workers can seek coverage for future medical expenses, it is imperative not to accept any settlement money until you know how much you will need to pay for future medical expenses.
- Other Out-Of-Pocket Expenses
In addition to current and future medical expenses, injured construction workers and their family members can seek compensation for other out-of-pocket costs. This covers all costs associated with the accident, including:
- Medical supplies
- Home and vehicle modifications
- Loss of Income and Benefits
Injured construction workers have the right to seek compensation for the loss of income and benefits they incurred as a result of their construction injury, and eligible family members have the right to seek compensation for the loss of income and benefits that their deceased loved one incurred prior to their death. This includes remuneration in the form of wages or salary, health insurance coverage, contributions to a health savings account (HSA), paid time off (PTO), retirement contributions, and all other types of benefits.
- Loss of Earning Capacity
Injured construction workers who are unable to return to work as a result of injuries sustained in an accident are entitled to fair compensation for the loss of earning capacity they have sustained as a result of the accident. Workers in the construction industry have the option to file claims for loss of earning capacity if they anticipate having to take a job with a lower salary as a result of their injuries. Additionally, family members who have lost loved ones because of fatal accidents at construction sites are able to file claims for loss of earning capacity.
- Pain and Suffering
Damages for the plaintiff’s pain and suffering are included among the recoverable damages in a construction injury lawsuit. Damages can be quite substantial, and in most cases, they will make up most of the compensation paid out to seriously injured construction workers.
- Emotional Trauma/Post-Traumatic Stress
Workers in the construction industry who sustain severe traumatic injuries are eligible to seek compensation for emotional trauma as well. The term “post-traumatic stress” or “post-traumatic stress disorder” may also be used to refer to this condition (PTSD). Families who have lost a loved one due to fatal injuries sustained in a construction accident can seek compensation for their loved one’s emotional trauma or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) prior to their death.
In conclusion, there are a few different routes that you can take to obtain your benefits under workers’ compensation. You can get in touch with Gaylord and Nantais Attorneys at Law by calling (562) 561-2669 or visiting their office. If you have any questions, you are more than welcome to get in touch with us; we will do our best to answer them.