Utah Construction Accident Injury
Construction sites are highly dangerous. Any given Utah construction accident injury that occurs on site can result in:
- Debilitating injuries
- Reconstructive surgeries
- Inability to work
- Lost wages
Consequently, you may be unable to work and wondering what to do next. However, if you have sustained a serious Utah construction accident injury, don’t worry. You are in the right place.
At Christensen & Hymas, our attorneys work with real construction accident victims every single day. We see how severe injuries can rapidly change lives, and want to help you get much needed compensation that will help you pay your expensive medical bills and recover from your injuries.
Though workers’ comp benefits are available to you after an accident, they may not be enough or your employer/insurance company may attempt to deny them. That is why we recommend you speak with a Utah construction accident injury lawyer to see if you also have a case to file a personal injury claim.
Serious Electrocution Injury
Recently, our client was hired by a separate general contractor to do drywall work on a job site. While working on a wall, he was exposed to electrical wires that had been left hot by the electrical sub-contractor. As a result of this interaction, he sustained serious burns and other injuries due to electrocution.
Like any worker injured on a job site, our client was able to claim workers’ comp benefits to help him pay some of the costs for his recovery. However, his injuries were severe, and this was not nearly enough to cover all his expenses and lost wages.
However, because the accident was the result of negligence by a separate electrical subcontractor, our client was also able to pursue a personal injury claim. This additional compensation helped him pay off his expensive medical bills and provide for his needs while out of work.
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Workers’ Comp AND Personal Injury Claims: Can I File Both?
Like our client, when you sustain a Utah construction accident injury, you are certainly entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. However, these payouts simply may not be enough to cover all of your costs.
Fortunately, workers’ comp may not be your only option. Like our client, if you sustain injuries at the fault of a seperate general contractor or subcontractor, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim in addition to a workers’ comp claim. Because workers’ comp will likely be insufficient, personal injury benefits can help cover:
- Additional medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Future medical complications
Though your employer and the insurance companies may attempt to compensate you quickly and quietly, rest assured that you may be entitled to more. While you certainly should collect your workers’ comp benefits, it is in your best interest to seek legal advice after a Utah construction accident injury.
For more information on workers’ comp and personal injury claims, click here to visit our general page on construction injuries.
Schedule a Free Consultation to Review Your Utah Construction Accident Injury Case Today
Construction accidents can be devastating. The inability to work and pay expensive bills is very stressful, and might leave you and your family uncertain of what to do next. Though workers’ comp can ease some of your burden, it may not be enough.
At Christensen & Hymas, we understand the situation you are in and want to help. That is why we offer a free case consultation to review your case and see if you are eligible to file a personal injury claim in addition to your workers’ comp claim. If eligible, a successful personal injury claim can provide you with the extra funds you need to make a complete and stress-free recovery.
If you have sustained a serious Utah construction accident injury, schedule your free case consultation at Christensen & Hymas today. Let us help you get fair compensation that you need and deserve to facilitate your recovery process.
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