Construction accidents can be complicated
The nature of the construction industry makes this line of work risky. Every day, construction workers are exposed to workplace hazards, like heavy machinery, defective equipment, and falls from scaffolds. If you were injured at a construction site, you should consider contacting an experienced attorney. Construction accidents can become very complicated. The attorney can help you identify issues in your particular case and ensure that you take the right steps to get the benefits you deserve.
Construction workers who are injured on site may be eligible for workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance that provides benefits to employees who are injured on the job. If you collect workers’ compensation benefits, however, you cannot sue your employer for your injury. Under Tennessee law, injured employees have the right to sue their employers if the employers’ reckless or intentional action caused the employee’s injuries.
One potential benefit of suing your employer is that you could be awarded a broader range of damages. For example, workers’ compensation benefits cannot compensate you for pain and suffering. But if you are successful on your lawsuit against an employer, you may be able to recover damages for pain and suffering on top of other types of damages, like lost wages and medical expenses.
If you decide to move forward with a lawsuit against your employer, you should be aware that many different individuals could be held liable for your injury. As a result, a construction accident can get very complicated, especially if the construction project is big. A lot of different people are involved in construction projects, such as the contractors and sub-contractor, property owner, engineers, managers, and suppliers. Any one or more of these individuals could be liable for your injury. It all depends on their duties and responsibilities.
The complex nature of construction accidents can make these lawsuits difficult to navigate. At Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette, we can help. Our attorneys have represented injured workers throughout Tennessee for over 30 years, and we are committed to helping our clients get the results they need. We will work hard to investigate your claim and advocate for your interests, whether you decide to file a workers’ compensation claim or sue your employer. To learn more, please visit our page on workplace accidents.