After an injury, you might not be able to work and you may be wondering what the available construction accident damages are for you. Watch this video to learn how we can help recover the construction accident compensation you deserve.
What type of compensation is available after a construction accident?
If you’re injured in a construction case and it’s serious, you’re entitled to receive damages and we can help you understand what the available construction accident damages are. You’re entitled to receive past and future medical expenses. You’re entitled to past and future pain and suffering. You’re able to recover for any permanent impairment or disability and even a temporary disability. You’re entitled to the loss of your passion. If you like to go backpacking and all of a sudden now you can’t walk again for more than 30 feet, then that’s a damage you need to be compensated for. If you can’t enjoy your family, if you can’t enjoy the life as you knew if before this serious injury, then you’ll be able to recover for that. The best things to do are contact an attorney and determine what your injuries are. You need to keep track of the things that you’re unable to do now that you could do before, because those will help you in determining what all your damages will be that you can be compensated for.
Pursuing workers’ compensation benefits is only one option that may be available for obtaining a monetary recovery for your construction site injuries. It is not necessarily the sole option. Workers’ compensation benefits are only available to “employees.” Many construction site workers are in fact “independent contractors.” If you are deemed an “independent contractor,” rather than an “employee,” workers’ compensation may not be an option at all, which means that you may have to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault parties to get compensation for your injuries. For example, if you are an independent contractor and you were injured as a result of getting hit by a dump truck on a construction site, you would not be able to collect workers’ compensation benefits; you would have to file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver or owner of the dump truck. In this setting, you would seek to recover monetary damages including, but not limited to, the cost of past and future medical bills, lost wages past and future, and pain and suffering as well. In order to prevail, the law requires that you prove that the opposing party’s negligent conduct was the direct cause of your injuries. Oklahoma law provides a two-year statute of limitations for the filing of personal injury lawsuits.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured at a job site and have questions about your available construction accident damages? Contact a Stillwater construction accident attorney at Murray Law Firm today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you and get the justice you are owed.
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