While people can suffer harm working in any industry, statistics reveal that construction is the most dangerous when it comes to fatalities and injuries in accidents. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), approximately 950 construction workers are killed in on-the-job incidents annually. The risks are also high when looking at data closer to home in Virginia. Every year, there are around 4,400 total recordable cases involving injuries in construction accidents. Of these employees, 66% are forced to take time off, go through a job transfer, or work under a job restriction.
If you were hurt or lost a loved one in a Virginia construction accident, you may be eligible for benefits under workers’ compensation laws. Because the claims process can be complex, count on Hampton Injury Law PLC to advocate on your behalf. Please contact the firm today to set up a no-cost case evaluation with a Williamsburg construction accident lawyer. It is also useful to review some background about how the laws work.
The work site is a space with many crews, suppliers, and equipment, all of which are in constant motion. These and other factors can lead to injury-causing and fatal accidents, such as:
You do not need to prove that your employer was at fault in causing a construction accident, but you must meet the eligibility criteria for workers’ comp benefits. Generally, if you are a construction worker who was hurt while performing duties within the scope of employment, you will qualify.
A Williamsburg construction accident attorney from Hampton Injury Law PLC will handle the legal process, which starts with filing an insurance claim. If your employer’s workers’ comp insurer does not pay proper benefits, it will be necessary to take the next steps through the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission.
There are many benefits available for eligible employees, depending on your case. You may receive amounts for:
If you lost a loved one because of a fatal construction accident, keep in mind that surviving family members may be entitled to death benefits under state law.
It is encouraging to know that Virginia workers’ compensation laws provide benefits for qualifying employees, but you can see that the process is complicated. Hampton Injury Law PLC will assist with all essential tasks, so please contact us right away. We can schedule a case evaluation with a construction accident attorney who will explain the next steps.
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