Construction is consistently ranked among the most dangerous industries in the U.S. Workers are at risk for broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations, crush injuries and burns. Although workers' compensation will cover the cost of medical care and provide some wage replacement benefits, it may not be enough.
At Landrum & Shouse LLP, we represent injured construction workers and their families in Kentucky. Our experienced lawyers understand that you will need considerable financial compensation after a construction injury. We will help you with your workers' comp claim as well as third-party negligence suits when appropriate. We seek compensation for you from all possible sources.
An Injury Can Prevent You From Going Back To Work
Construction sites are full of hazards that can injure workers. A few of the most common reasons for injuries include:
- Falls from roofs, scaffolds and ladders
- Heavy equipment collapse
- Defective machinery
- Electrical accidents
- Falling objects
- Excavation and demolition accidents
These types of accidents can result in catastrophic or fatal injuries. Workers may be left with temporary or permanent disability, making it impossible to return to their jobs. In an occupation that requires physical strength, nearly any injury can prevent a construction worker from being able to perform his or her job.
When we review your workers' compensation claim, we will determine whether a third party is liable for your injury. We can file a personal injury suit against negligent third parties for additional damages. In the case of permanent injuries, workers often need more financial compensation than they receive from workers' comp alone. Third-party lawsuits can provide the money they need to cover lost wages and other needs in the future.
Our Attorneys Are Prepared To Help You
For a free consultation, please call us in Lexington at (859) 554-4038 or in Louisville at (502) 589-7616. You may also complete our intake form.