New Orleans, Metairie and Baton Rouge are all cities with a great number of construction projects at any time. New construction means workers are operating heavy equipment, and that means the risk of serious injuries.
If you have been injured on a construction site, your employer may pressure you not to sue for your damages and losses. They may suggest that the resulting bad publicity would cause the company to lose the contract. They may even offer you cash or make other commitments if you promise not to sue.
Making any agreement or delaying reporting your construction site injury could be detrimental to your long-term best interests and ability to work. You should speak with an experienced lawyer before making any crucial decision.
Construction Worker Injuries — Finding The Responsible Party — Maximizing Your Compensation
Failure to take due care can result in injury on a construction site in many ways, such as:
- Use of a ladder in a dangerous environment
- Failure to repair defective brakes on a forklift
- Failure to provide safety equipment such as a harness or hard hat, even when requested
- Use of defective or poorly constructed scaffolding
- Trench collapse
- Work site safety violations
- Other failures to provide proper equipment
The problem in trying to gain compensation is that it can be hard to tell who the negligent party was. Subcontractors have their own safety equipment, and contractors and subcontractors have different obligations, depending on their contracts. Therefore, you need a skilled lawyer to look at the contracts and determine who is potentially responsible and who can be held accountable for your losses and damages.
If you are a construction worker injured on the job in Louisiana, you are entitled to workers' compensation benefits, and you may be able to get medical care related to your injuries covered for life. That and lost wages compensation until you are able to return to work are things you will not get without a lawyer fighting for you.
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A construction injury, even if apparently minor, can seriously alter your life and should be reported. To maximize your chances of filing a successful claim, make sure that your attorney is personally dedicated to securing your best possible recovery.
Please email us or call us at 504-266-0253 or 800-711-9366 to set up a free initial consultation. You pay nothing unless we win a recovery for you.