Construction sites are among the most dangerous places for American workers. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, each year, nearly 2 percent of construction workers will suffer an injury that forces them to miss work, and approximately 1 in 5 of all workplace fatalities are related to the construction industry. If you injured were injured in a construction accident in Michigan, an experienced lawyer from our firm can help you get the benefits you deserve.
Most Common Types Of Construction Accidents
Most common types of serious construction site accidents include:
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Accidents involving tools
- Falling objects
Being seriously injured on a construction site can put your life on hold, especially when your workers’ comp benefits are denied or your adjuster is playing games.
Injury and wrongful death cases on building sites are often very complex, and you may need help from an experienced Michigan construction accident lawyer to help you understand the legal structure and liability of the many different entities involved, including that of various contractors, sub-contractors, and the general contractor, as well as the many different insurance policies that will be involved.
Why You Need A Michigan Construction Accident Lawyer To Maximize Your Compensation
In most workplace injury situations in Michigan, an injured worker is unable to sue their immediate employer as long as they are receiving workers’ comp benefits. This is known as an “exclusive remedy.”
However, the “exclusive remedy” rule does not apply to third parties who caused your injuries. On a busy construction site, there are often many different individuals and organizations that owe you a duty of care other than your direct employer:
- Site property owners
- General contractors
- Equipment manufacturers
- Other subcontractors
If any of these parties’ negligence contributed to your construction accident, an experienced Michigan construction accident lawyer from our firm may be able to pursue a personal injury claim for your injuries and pain and suffering against them, in addition to receiving workers’ comp benefits from your direct employer.
However, proving negligence in these cases can be extremely difficult, and you can bet that the general contractor, site owner, and other potentially liable parties (and their insurance companies) will fight as hard as they can to avoid paying out benefits.
Need Help With Your Claim? Call our Michigan Construction Accident Lawyers Now!
If you were injured while working on a construction site in Michigan and need help filing a workers’ comp claim and are wondering what your legal options are, call now or fill out our contact form for a free consultation. There is absolutely no cost or obligation. Our Michigan construction accident lawyers are here for you.
Our attorneys have been exclusively helping injured contruction workers in Michigan for more than 35 years. Our attorneys can help you better understand Michigan workers’ comp laws and what happens after someone has been hurt on whilie working at a construction site. To see what our own clients have to say about the caring, compassion, and communication they received from us, you can read in their own words about their experience here on our testimonials page from clients we have helped.