There are many people in the Lincoln area who have a job in the construction field. Residential and business construction is a good industry to work in, but it can also be a dangerous job.
No matter how careful a worker is, a construction site can be dangerous. There is always the potential for serious injury. A worker can fall from scaffolding, be electrocuted, be struck by falling debris or swinging equipment, suffer harm caused by defective power tools or machinery, and be injured while working at awkward angles in which a person sometimes has to perform his or her work duties. Any of these situations can lead to a construction worker facing serious injuries that keep him out of work for months or even years. Many rely on their physical strength for these jobs, and when they are no longer able to work it can have a devastating toll on a family.
Our law firm specializes in helping families affected by construction site accidentsget back on their feet. The workers compensation system is confusing. We understand how the system works and fight to get our clients the compensation they deserve. We also investigate whether there was a third party whose negligence contributed to the accident. For example, there may have been a defective ladder or defective power tools that caused the accident. In a third-party negligence case, additional compensation may be received beyond workers compensation, allowing an individual to more fully recoup the damage that has been caused to him or her.
No one expects they will suffer a serious injury while on the job. Unfortunately, though, it happens to many Nebraska residents each year. Having an attorney who specializes in construction worker injuries can be helpful in making sure that one's claim is as fully developed as is possible before proceeding, which can maximize one's chances of succeeding. Even if a claim is denied, a skilled law firm like ours can help mount an appeal that may result in the recovery of much needed compensation.