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If you were hurt in a car accident, truck accident or on someone's property while on-the-job you probably know that workers' compensation benefits are available.  Under most state laws, workers' compensation benefits usually provide for a portion of your lost wages and pay medical expenses. You might not know, however, that you probably also have a right recover your unpaid wage loss and for personal injuries.

Personal injury lawyers represent truck drivers, car collision victims, bus drivers, delivery personnel, construction workers and anyone hurt in a truck accident, car accident, or on the premises of a third party while working. Often they must wait for the workers compensation case to conclude before pursuing a claim against a third party.  Their job is to make sure that you collect the full range of your damages, including pain and suffering, from the negligent person or company responsible for your injuries. The attorney's fee is based only on your personal injury recovery.  They take nothing from your worker's compensation benefits.  In many cases, passengers or crew members who weren't actually driving will also be able to recover for personal injury damages in addition to worker's compensation benefits.

For the most part, employees are unable to sue employers for negligence.  Workers compensation benefits in most states are often the sole and exclusive remedy for an injured worker against an employer or co-employee.  However, if you are injured as the result of someone else's negligence, you may have a claim.  A good lawyer may be able to settle out of court or file a suit against any other third party who caused injury or death to a construction worker.

Injuries seen at the work site are often very serious and may include burns, spinal cord injury, brain damage, broken bones or even wrongful death.  It is important to hire an attorney promptly to preserve and maintain critical evidence that could be lost with delay. The difficulty comes in establishing liability since places like a construction site where it is constantly being improved with the goal toward completion.  For this reason it is important to document everything possible with pictures and even by notifying OSHA.

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This website is not meant to serve as legal advice of any kind and is only intended for informational, educational, and entertainment purposes only. As Personal Injury Law varies from state to state we recommend you seek legal advice from an attorney or law firm in your state. The information used on this website is copyrighted and used with permission by Dallas Norton, Esq. Denver's Personal Injury Attorney serving personal injury victims in Denver Metro Area and all of Colorado