If you have been injured while working at a construction site in the State of Washington, discuss your options for compensation with an Olympia construction accident attorney at Capital Injury Law, because your workers’ compensation benefits may not be enough.
Serious on-the-job accidents and injuries happen every day in every part of this state and nation. In any line of work, negligence can be dangerous, but across the United States, the most dangerous occupation is construction work.
Accidents at construction sites can result in serious spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, injuries that necessitate amputation, and other disabling or severe conditions that may require years – or even a lifetime – of medical care and treatment.
What is a “Third-Party” Personal Injury Claim?
Employers who offer workers’ comp coverage – that would include almost all employers in the construction industry – generally can’t be sued for on-the-job injuries, but when a third party is at fault for a construction injury, that third party may be held liable with a personal injury claim.
In a construction injury case, third parties may be contractors, subcontractors, property owners, equipment manufacturers, or any other individual or business that may have liability for your on-the-job accident and injury.
After a construction injury in Lacey, Olympia, or anywhere in Washington – and even if you qualify for and receive workers’ compensation benefits – let an Olympia construction accident attorney at Capital Injury Law review your case to determine if you have additional options.
Take These Steps After a Construction Injury
If you are injured while working at a construction site, obtain medical treatment first, and then schedule a free first legal consultation with a Washington personal injury attorney at Capital Injury Law.
Your personal injury attorney will investigate how you were injured and will identify all liable parties and all potential sources of compensation.
How Is a Third-Party Personal Injury Claim Handled?
Usually, a third-party personal injury claim can be settled out-of-court. In rare cases, if your claim is disputed or denied, your attorney will take your claim to trial, explain how you were injured, and ask a jury to order the payment of your compensation.
Consider your family, health, and future. A severe construction injury can disrupt your life. A construction accident lawyer at Capital Injury Law will fight aggressively and effectively for every dollar of the compensation you are entitled to under Washington law.
When Should You Contact a Construction Accident Attorney?
Washington has established a three-year statute of limitations – a three-year deadline – for filing a third-party personal injury claim arising from a construction site accident, but realistically speaking, you can’t wait three years and then scramble to file an injury claim at the last minute.
Your personal injury attorney should interview any witnesses while their memories are fresh and examine any physical evidence in the case before it deteriorates or disappears. Contact us at Capital Injury Law as soon as you have been examined and treated for a construction injury.
Meeting with an accident lawyer entails no obligation on your part and no cost. Capital Injury Law works for you on a contingent fee basis. You pay no lawyer’s fee to Capital Injury Law unless and until we recover your compensation. Having a good injury lawyer’s help is your right.