Denver Construction Accident Lawyers
Injured at a Construction Site? We Can Help.
As someone who works in construction, you probably know better than most how hazardous these worksites can be. There are a lot of obstacles, heavy machinery, and toxic chemicals all at use in what can sometimes seem like a well-coordinated machine. When this machine makes an error, however, people can get hurt.
If you were injured at a construction site, we at The Orr Law Firm want to help. You don’t have to assume new financial obligations like medical bills or losing your income because of your accident. We help you pursue a recovery for damages associated with your injuries.
Whether you need assistance with your workers’ compensation claim or pursuing a third party in a personal injury lawsuit, our construction accident lawyers in Denver have the skill and experience you need to increase your odds of achieving the best possible outcome!
Is My Injured Covered by Workers’ Compensation in Colorado?
If you were working at a construction site when an accident causing your injury occurred, it’s likely that your claim falls under the state’s workers’ compensation law. In Colorado, most employers are legally required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, which is how most people receive compensation for injures that happened at work.
Through workers’ compensation, you may be eligible to receive benefits that account for your medical bills and lost wages due to your recovery. The trade-off for workers’ compensation, however, is that you can’t sue your employer for causing the injury. That said, it may be possible to identify a third party that shares liability for the accident and can be held accountable for what occurred.
Holding Third Parties Accountable
It’s possible that workers’ compensation benefits won’t be enough. The insurance provider may only cover certain portions of your claim, leaving others unaccounted for in your benefits. When this happens, you may be saddled with financial burdens you would have never otherwise experienced if not for your accident.
When this is the case, it’s worth considering if a third party shares liability for the accident. A third party is anyone other than you or your employer who contributed to or caused the accident. This can be someone who made a driving error and caused a collision, or it may be a company that put out a defective product that caused an injury.
Third parties can be named in personal injury lawsuits, but the damages sought can’t overlap with what was provided by workers’ compensation insurance. This is often why many third parties are sued for non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, as well as things that workers’ comp didn’t cover, like an ambulance ride to the emergency room.
Do You Need Legal Assistance?
Whether you’re trying to deal with a workers’ compensation claim or need to hold a third party liable for your injuries, The Orr Law Firm’s construction accident attorneys in Denver can help. Learn how by scheduling a free initial consultation where you can learn more about legal options that may be available to you.
Get in touch with us online today to learn more!