Construction Accident Frequently Asked Questions
What types of accidents are common on construction sites?
Our Minnesota Construction Accident Lawyers understand that contact with heavy equipment or dangerous machinery on construction sites can lead to various types of construction site accidents, including:
- Crane and Forklift Accidents
- Electrical Accidents
- Equipment Malfunction
- Falling Objects
- Ladder Accidents
If you’ve been injured in an accident or due to the work you perform, you have legal rights. At Fields Law Firm, our work injury lawyers want to help you get the compensation you need to support your family. Just fill out a free contact request form or call 1-888-343-5375 to Get Fields! working on your claim today.
Can I sue my employer if I’ve been injured in a construction accident?
Minnesota law forbids most employees from suing their employers after being hurt at work, instead requiring them to seek benefits through the workers’ compensation system. Minnesota workers’ compensation benefits can pay for your medical bills and lost wages, so you can focus on getting back to work. Depending on your case, you may be able to file a personal injury claim for additional damages against a corporation or third party that contributed to your injuries, such as a defective equipment manufacturer or a negligent contractor.
Why should I hire a construction accident attorney?
Your construction accident may have been caused by many contributing factors, some of which may not be discovered until a thorough investigation takes place. An experienced construction accident attorney from Fields Law can examine all of the evidence related to your accident, and help you determine who can be held responsible for your injuries. When you’re in pain and struggling to make the money you need to support your family, we can:
- Answer your questions throughout the claims process.
- Ensure you’re treated fairly by your employer.
- Gather the medical records needed for your claim.
- Help you get the medical treatment you need to feel better.
- Retain experts to help strengthen your claim.
- Speak to the insurance companies on your behalf.
We work hard to take the burden off your shoulders, so you can focus on getting back to work. That’s why we’re the law firm Minnesotans turn to after getting hurt at work.
Can I get other benefits besides workers’ compensation for my construction accident injuries?
Yes. Even if you’re already receiving workers’ compensation, you may also be entitled to:
- Long Term Disability
Offered through private insurance companies, these benefits can provide financial support when injuries or illnesses keep you from returning to work.
- Social Security Disability
Benefits provided by Social Security Disability can help you pay your bills when a serious medical condition keeps you from doing the work you did before.
- Third-Party Liability Compensation
You may be able to file a claim against parties other than your employer for damages not available through workers’ compensation coverage, such as pain and suffering.
Every construction accident case is different. We’ll take the time to listen to your situation, and we’ll explain what you need to do to get all of the benefits you’re owed and the medical care you need to get better.
What is the Minnesota statute of limitations for construction accident cases?
The statute of limitations can vary depending on how your accident happened and the parties involved. You may have as few as two years from the date of your accident to file your claim. If you’ve been hurt on the job and have questions about your legal rights to compensation, contact Fields Law today.