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Injured construction workers can face a long road to recovery

On Behalf of | Sep 9, 2015 | Construction Law

Construction sites are the home to various dangers that can make a day at work unsafe for workers. It is the duty of the construction company to ensure that the construction site is as safe as possible for workers. Just last week, we discussed a case in which two executives were held accountable in the criminal justice system because of negligent actions that were considered criminal acts. That case shows just how serious construction company representatives must take safety at construction sites. There are certain laws and guidelines that construction companies must follow. When these laws and guidelines aren’t followed, there is a chance that construction workers can be injured or killed in an accident. In those cases, the injured worker may face a long road to recovery. We understand that the road to recovery is difficult and can affect every aspect of your life. At a minimum, an injured construction worker will likely need medical care. This medical care can be costly, especially if a long-term care plan is necessary. Supplemental medical care, such as physical therapy and occupational therapy can increase the cost. If the construction worker was injured on the job because of the negligent actions of the employer, the worker shouldn’t be expected to cover the costs associated with the accident. We know that you don’t want to have to face financial ruin because you were injured on the job. Seeking compensation for the injuries you suffered might help you to cover some of the costs associated with your workplace accident, as well as some of your missed wages.

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