Monthly Archives: May 2016

Guide to Compensation to Injured Construction Workers

Those who work in the construction industry are aware of the risks and know that their employers are too. These workers do what they can to protect themselves on the job and have every right to expect their employers to do the same.Unfortunately, preventable accidents resulting in serious injuries and tragic deaths occur on job sites every year. When these deaths and injuries occur due to a lack of employee training or access to safety equipment such as fall arrest devices, workers and their families can get help.

Compensation for Workers and Families

While Workers' Compensation benefits will cover injuries sustained on the job, they may not be an injured employee's only source of compensation. In some instances, a third-party claim may be appropriate.A third-party claim is on in which the worker files suit against someone other than his employer, such as a property owner, property manager, sub-contractor or equipment manufacturer. If...
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4 Guidelines to Follow After a Work Injury

If you have been injured on the job, you should know your rights and what you are entitled to, and you should especially know how to obtain compensation for your medial bills and lost wages. Benefits for injuries are not automatically given. You have to apply for them to receive this compensation.Should You Trust Your Employer to Pay Compensation?Never assume that your employer will do the right thing by you. Always back-up all your paperwork, and keep a record of everything that happened to you. To get the paperwork to back up your claim, you need medical treatment from a licensed doctor or medical facility.Get Seen by a DoctorBe sure to get treatment right away. No matter how small the incident seems, it could get worse over time. If you were severely injured, ask for forms from your employer to take along to the hospital. They are used to authorize...
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