Construction work is considered one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States. Every year, thousands of construction workers are injured or killed, accounting for one in five workplace fatalities in America. Despite proper precautions, wearing the correct safety equipment, and avoiding unnecessary risks that violate safety procedures, you can still end up suffering a serious injury while on the job.
If you suffered an injury in a construction accident in Idaho, you are eligible to recover workers’ compensation benefits from your employer or able to pursue a personal injury claim against a third party. With more than 70 years of combined experience, our Pocatello lawyers at May, Rammell & Wells can evaluate the circumstances behind your accident and determine all of your available legal options to get the best results possible.
When a construction worker suffers an injury on the job, he or she cannot—in most cases—sue the employer for work-related injuries. Even if the worker is injured as a result of his or her own carelessness, workers’ compensation is still available in the form of weekly payments to cover medical expenses and lost wages.
However, if a third party is also responsible for your injuries, you may pursue a personal injury claim. Owners, contractors, architects, and equipment manufacturers can all be held liable for accidents caused by insufficient safety measures.
We genuinely care about your health and well-being. Our Pocatello lawyers will aggressively pursue justice on your behalf while guiding you through each and every step of the legal process. Let us fight for you while you make the best recovery from injury possible.
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