Helping Injured Construction Workers Get Back On Their Feet
Construction jobs are very dangerous, as they involve the operation of heavy machinery and even climbing to great heights on surfaces that aren’t exactly the most stable. This means that there is a lot of room for injury to occur. Because of the number of hazards, the construction industry harbors the most workplace injuries.
If you have been injured on the job, workers’ compensation benefits are available to help you pay your expenses, pay medical bills and get you back out into the workforce. However, most claims are initially delayed or denied — but that doesn’t mean you will not be approved through appeal. At the Law Office Of Joshua Borken, you can receive the legal representation you need to successfully file your appeal and recover the benefits that you deserve.
Common Causes Of Construction Accidents
There are a number of common causes of construction accidents, and those causes include:
- Construction equipment malfunction
- Slip-and-fall injuries due to poor work surfaces or falling objects
- Employer negligence in the way of not providing proper safety equipment or posting proper warnings
- Automobile accidents
- Lifting heavy items
When you have sustained an injury from any of these accident types, you could be left with the burden of paying the injury-related expenses on your own without workers’ comp. When you are unable to work, it can be difficult or impossible to obtain the money to pay those expenses.
Help Recovering From Construction Injuries
There are a number of injuries common among those hurt in the construction industry. Those injuries include broken bones, head and back injuries, hip injuries from falls, amputation involving heavy equipment, paralysis from falls, neck injuries, and burns from fire and electrocution.
These injuries can be very serious. Construction sites are among the most dangerous places to work, so it is not surprising when an injury occurs. However, the frequency in which accidents happen doesn’t take away the devastation of such accidents. Your St. Paul workers’ comp lawyer can help you with your recovery by fighting for the benefits you need to pay your living expenses, receive adequate medical treatment and even receive occupational training that can help you step back out into the workforce. The goal is to help you once again establish a high quality of life for you and your family.
Contact Us To See How We Can Help
Construction accidents can be very serious, causing a person to be out of work for a long time. Sometimes, injured construction workers have to return to another industry in order to earn the wage they once earned. Fortunately, workers’ compensation provides rehabilitation and training that allows for this. If you have been injured in a construction accident and your workers’ comp claim has been denied, you have the right to appeal with the help of an experienced attorney. To learn more about your rights and options, call the Law Office Of Joshua Borken at 651-321-0778 to schedule a free consultation.