Relatively minor injuries suffered in a fall from a height include broken arms, legs or hands, as well as muscle sprains and strains and cuts and bruises. More serious injuries include traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injuries. Surgery and hospitalization may be required, as well as medication, follow-up doctor appointments and physical therapy.
Workers' compensation is available for construction workers injured in falls
Workers' compensation benefits cover the cost of all reasonable and necessary medical treatment for injuries. They also include any needed apparatus such as crutches and wheelchairs. During the time you cannot work, you can also collect partial wages. You can also be reimbursed for travel expenses related to your treatment.
But getting these benefits is not always a smooth process. Employers and their insurance companies can challenge your claim and question whether certain medical procedures are necessary. They may even pressure you to come back to work, when you are still recovering from your injuries.
A workers' compensation lawyer on your side
Our attorneys fight for the rights of injured construction workers. We know how to build a strong case based on evidence that proves your injuries are work-related. We fight to make sure you get the benefits you need to recover and get through this financially difficult time. We can help you navigate the appeals process until you get the results that are right for you.
Many claims are settled through negotiation with the insurance company. But we are only interested in a resolution that meets your needs. That's why we litigate most of the workers' compensation claims we handle. We believe you should get all of the benefits that you deserve, and not have to settle for less.
If you were hurt in a work-related accident involving a fall from a height, contact us today for a free consultation. Call (601) 944-9588.