Being a construction worker can be a rewarding, fulfilling job. But it is also a position that inherently places the worker in peril. There are incredible heights that construction workers must reach to perform their job. There are heavy materials that need to be used and moved. There are powerful pieces of equipment and machinery whirring and swinging all around. Given the confluence of all of these factors, it is no surprise that there are plenty of accidents that occur on construction sites.
When these accidents occur, people can suffer serious, catastrophic or even fatal injuries. If they survive the accident, they will likely have a long road to recovery and will obviously have a lot of questions about the benefits that are available to them and, more generally, what there next legal move should be.
Your next move will depend on the circumstances of your case. Usually if you collect workers' compensation benefits, you won't have the ability to sue your employer -- but, of course, there are exceptions.
If you have been injured in a construction site accident, then you need experienced legal representation as soon as possible. In the Phoenix, Arizona area, the law firm of Jerome, Gibson, Stewart, Stevenson, Engle & Runbeck has the experience necessary to help you.
We can work with you to ensure that you get your workers' compensation benefits, and if your employer tries to deny your claim or end your benefits early, we will be there to support you during your appeals.