Workers' compensation for construction workers

By April 5, 2013Blog

The construction business is a dangerous way to make a living. The physical demands and the day-to-day risks of a construction worker is quite possibly the most dangerous and difficult profession. That’s why it is a good idea to be properly educated on workers’ compensation.

Worker’s Compensation

injured-construction-workers-compensationAccidents that happen during construction work more often than not result in workers’ compensation claims. There are laws that will help a construction worker get properly compensated if he or she gets injured during an accident on the job. In just about every state, construction companies are require to carry workers’ compensation insurance if they have at least one employee and do one of the following: demolish, repair, builds, or alters anything.

Rights of an Injured Worker

If an employer of an injured worker fails to carry the required insurance, there are specific processes the worker must do to collect to pay off medical bills. Remember, it is the liability of the company to have proper insurance. If they don’t have it, then you are still able to collect with funds such as the Second Injury Fund or programs that are similar.

If you have suffered from an accident and are not being properly compensated for your loss, you will want to speak to an attorney about your options.

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At Gutglass, Erickson, Bonville & Larson, we understand the challenges of dealing with a workers’ compensation claim and we are here to help. If you need help understanding  workers’ compensation laws, give us a call and we will help you get access to your benefits. Call us today at (414) 273-1144.

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