South Dakota Construction Accident Lawyer

If you have been injured on a construction site, as a worker or as an innocent bystander, you may have the right to sue or file for benefits through workers' compensation. Attorneys who specialize in construction accidents have extensive knowledge of the safety procedures that should be in place at a construction site, as well as the intricacies of workers' compensation law.

When you are injured, it can be a very scary time. You do not know how to pay all the medical bills that are piling up, if you will ever be able to work again, or how to live without a paycheck. This is the time to call a construction accident attorney. You should not attempt to go it alone when you do not have to.

If you are an employee working on a construction site who has sustained an on-the-job injury, it is important that you record details of the accident and report them to your supervisor as soon as possible. There may be requirements for reporting the incident within 24 hours. If you are seriously injured and unable to report the incident personally, you can usually fill out paperwork at the hospital. Once you have done that, or even before, you should try to contact an attorney who specializes in workers' compensation benefits and construction accidents to review your case.

Your employer is required by law to carry workers compensation insurance from a private insurance company. The goal of the insurance company is to try to deny some or all of your claim. The insurance claims adjusters will attempt to get a statement from you concerning the incident. You should talk to an attorney before you communicate with the insurance company so that you are fully aware of your rights. Any taped statement you make to the claims adjuster can be used against you in adjudicating your case. Once you have retained a lawyer, you will no longer need to communicate with the insurance company directly.

If you've been injured on a construction site, you may be facing long term medical effects. You may not be able to return to the same kind of work. In either case, you need some time to heal and come to terms with your injury and the effects of your accident. Worker's compensation pays medical benefits, lost wages and permanent disability payments. It can allow you the time and space to recover from the trauma of the injury you've sustained, and to get back on your feet in as short a time as possible.

If you are not an employee but have been injured on a construction site, you may be able to sue to recover your losses. A personal injury attorney with experience in construction accidents can help you determine whether or not you have a case.

Regardless of the injury, whether you are an employee or not, if an injury occurred due to negligence on a construction site, it is important to contact a South Dakota construction accident lawyer attorney. They will be able to gather all the evidence and facts that you provide, and use them in order to prove your case. Even if you believe your injury is not that serious, it is still important to document it, because if it worsen, it may be harder due to the time gone by to prove that it was work-related. Choose a South Dakota construction accident lawyer attorney in order to receive the compensation you deserve, so you can begin your full recovery, body and mind.


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