Contact a Proven Kansas City Workers’ Comp Attorney Today
Construction sites can sometimes be “accidents waiting to happen.” Large numbers of workers in constant motion, structures and roadways that can change by the hour; scaffolding and crane collapses; and poor signage, falling objects, and powerful chemicals all make workers at the construction site susceptible to injuries.
As an injured construction worker, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits that can pay for needed medical care and make up for lost wages. However, workers’ compensation insurance companies want to keep their claim costs low. Without an experienced Kansas City workers’ compensation lawyer on your side, you may not receive all of the benefits you deserve.
A Hundred Different Ways to Get Hurt
If you work in construction, you are familiar with the countless safety precautions that need to be taken to protect the well-being of workers. When just one of these measures is not heeded, serious and debilitating injury can become a possibility.
This is just a short list of the kinds of work site accident cases that we handle at Adler & Manson:
- Brazing and welding accidents
- Compressor accidents
- Crane accidents
- Dumpster accidents
- Electrical accidents
- Elevator accidents
- Equipment run-overs
- Falls/falling objects
- Fires and explosions
- Gas explosions
- Bulldozer/backhoe accidents
- Nail gun accidents
- Punch press malfunctions
- Saw accidents
- Scaffolding collapse
- Structure failure/building collapse
- Trench collapses
- Truck collisions/tip-overs
- Unsafe/dangerous equipment accidents
Construction sites are known for other kinds of injuries as well, including repetitive motion injuries, toxic inhalation and long-term occupational diseases such as cardiopulmonary disease (COPD) and cancer.
An important option for injured construction workers to consider is third-party negligence (when someone other than your employer or co-worker is at fault). A third party may be responsible for your work environment being unsafe. This may include a failure to provide a safe work site or providing faulty equipment. If you are injured because someone other than your employer caused you to sustain a serious injury, your case becomes even stronger.
Don’t Handle Your Case on Your Own
Workers who attempt to handle their claims themselves frequently run into problems. If you make an error or miss a deadline, you may not get all of the work comp benefits you are entitled to, or your claim may be denied. Our lawyers will protect your rights and work diligently to help you obtain all of the medical care and benefits you deserve.
Construction Accident Lawyers Seeking Maximum Compensation
The difference between an experienced and an inexperienced workers’ comp attorney can have a huge impact on the amount of your recovery. At Adler & Manson of Kansas City, we analyze all the angles to maximize your recovery.