Can I collect compensation if I am at fault for my construction site injury?
When a construction site injury occurs, it’s natural to want to pinpoint the person or persons at fault. However, in reality, many accidents happen as a result of coinciding conditions, actions and timing.
In many cases, construction site injuries can involve negligence on the part of the:
- Injured worker
- Other workers
- Manufacturers of equipment
If you have been injured in a construction site accident in which you were at fault, you may be wondering whether you are eligible for Workers’ Compensation.
Can I get compensation if I caused the construction site accident?
As long as you were performing your job at the time of your construction site accident, you can collect Workers’ Compensation, regardless of who is at fault. Workers’ Compensation is designed to help all injured workers and their families through the difficult period after a worksite accident.
There are also laws that protect the employer from fraudulent Workers’ Compensation claims. You cannot collect Workers’ Compensation if there is evidence that you injured yourself on purpose or that you were under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of your construction site accident.
After Your Initial Construction Site Injury
Because an employer’s insurance provider pays all your medical costs, they also get to choose the doctors you see. This helps the employer be sure your injuries are legitimate and consistent with the type of construction site accident in which you were involved. If you have been injured at work, it is in your best interests to consult an experienced Louisiana personal injury attorney to discuss your options.
Contacting a Louisiana Personal Injury Attorney
After a serious accident, while you are dealing with injuries, medical bills, and insurance companies, it’s important to have someone working on your side.
Speaking with an experienced Louisiana personal injury attorney after a construction site accident can help you understand your legal rights and options, and if necessary, help you file a personal injury lawsuit to help you recover compensation for your losses.
The Louisiana personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of J. Price McNamara can help you recover damages for medical bills, ongoing medical treatment, and other accident-related expenses. Contact us to schedule your FREE legal consultation today – (866) 248-0580.