Negligent Workers on the Job Site
Safety guidelines are designed to protect construction workers on job sites. Failure to follow these rules puts workers at risk of serious injury. If you’ve been injured due to another worker’s negligence, the work injury lawyers at Fields Law Firm can help you get compensation to pay your medical bills and cover your lost wages.
We are one of the largest and most respected work injury law firms in Minnesota. If you have questions about your construction accident claim, we have answers. And we’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to talk about your claim. Just dial 1-888-343-5375 or fill out our free initial consultation form to Get Fields! today.
Client Success Story
A man suffered a serious work injury to his shoulder when his co-worker ran into him with a forklift. The man driving the forklift was driving the forklift with the load stacked so high, that his line of vision was completely blocked. The negligent worker was in clear violation of the employer’s safety regulations when he operated the forklift blindly.
The workers’ compensation insurer originally accepted liability for the man’s injuries, but later denied all responsibility. The insurer alleged that the man exaggerated the impact between his shoulder and the load on the forklift.
When the insurer discontinued the man’s benefits, Fields Law Firm stepped in and fought to get them reinstated. After a hearing in front of a judge, the insurance company was ordered to continue paying the man wage loss benefits.
After receiving temporary total disability benefits for the maximum time allotted under Minnesota law, it was clear that the man could not return to work. Fields Law Firm helped our client bring a claim for permanent total disability benefits. We were able to reach a settlement with the workers’ compensation insurer.
What is construction site negligence?
Worker negligence on construction job sites can take many forms, including failures to properly:
- Comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations.
- Handle toxic substances.
- Maintain equipment or tools.
- Mark gas lines or underground wires.
- Provide training to workers.
- Signal heavy equipment operators.
You don’t have to face the claims process alone if you’ve been injured by negligence on a job site. Our construction accident attorneys can explain what you need to do to get the benefits you’re owed and the medical care you need to get better.
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You can count on Fields Law to be there when you need us most. We’re the work injury law firm Minnesotans turn to after getting hurt at work, and we’re here to answer your questions. The call is free. The advice is free. Let us help you today.