Filing Workers Comp for Construction Injuries
Worker’s comp covers Job sites. If you are injured on-the-job or as a result of your employer’s actions, you can collect workers comp. However, you have probably heard horror stories about filing workers comp. In fact, you may be in the center of your own worker’s comp horror story.
What is Worker’s Comp?
Worker’s comp is insurance purchased by your employer. It covers you while you are doing your job. Your employer does not have to be negligent for you to collect worker’s comp. If you made the mistake, you are still covered, unless you were intoxicated or violating company policy.
Worker’s comp pays for your medical costs, lost wages and may provide temporary or permanent disability payments. If the injury results in death, the surviving dependents can receive death benefits.
You can’t sue your employer. Workers’ comp is the only way to be compensated for injury or death. Since the coverage is very broad, you do not have to have a catastrophic injury for a worker’s comp claim.
A Construction Injury Attorney Can Help You Filing Work’s Comp
A personal injury attorney can help you deal with the worker’s comp company. The construction injury lawyer will also deal with your employer and any third parties. Brian Hoag will:
- Determine if your case is a worker’s comp or third-party liability, or both
- Deal with worker’s comp insurer to ensure bills are paid and you are not forced back to work too early
- Investigate and gather evidence to support your claim
- Keep your claim active and appeal the decision if necessary
- Negotiate a settlement if needed
- Deal with third-party lawsuit/settlement
If you or a loved one has suffered a construction injury or death in the Tampa area, you should seriously consider contacting Brian Hoag. He can help you with filing worker’s comp. He will also navigate the legal system and work to get you the maximum compensation allowable by law. You don’t need to work on your recovery AND deal with the legal system. Let an experienced attorney deal with the legal system. The peace of mind of not having to deal with the law will help you regain part of your life.
About Brian Hoag
Hopefully, you will never be in a position in which you need the legal services of a Tampa personal injury lawyer that specializes in construction injuries, but if you do, please give Hoag Law Firm a call or complete your online Free Case Evaluation. A free consultation can help you understand your rights. With honest advice and an experienced attorney at your side, you can recover the largest possible settlement and get back to living your life.