- Heavy equipment accidents
- Crashes between passing vehicles and construction equipment
- Workers being hit by passing vehicles
- Workers falling into a ditch or pit
- Falls from heights (such as a bridge)
Construction workers can suffer many different types of injuries in a road work accident. These include injuries to the head, neck or back, as well as internal injuries and broken bones. More serious examples include traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries.
Road Work Injuries Can Have Life-Altering Consequences
An injured worker may require surgery, hospitalization, medication and physical therapy. There may be many doctors' appointments during recovery. The medical expenses can add up quickly. And during this time, the injured construction workers may not be able to return to the job site to earn a living. That means there is less income coming in.
The Mississippi workers' compensation system provides benefits for injured workers that include complete coverage of all reasonable and necessary medical treatment. The cost of any needed home medical equipment is also covered, as well as travel expenses to and from appointments. The worker can also collect partial wages while unable to return to work.
Get an Experienced Workers' Compensation Lawyer on Your Side
But the claims process can be difficult and confusing. In addition, employers and insurance companies can challenge claims. This can result in a denial of benefits, and the added stress of wondering how you will pay your bills and get by until you can work again.
Our attorneys know the stress and uncertainty that a workplace injury can bring. We fight on behalf of injured workers to help them get the workers' compensation benefits they need and deserve. We know the laws and understand how the system workers. We've dealt with the Mississippi Workers' Compensation Commission and workers' compensation judges. We know what kind of evidence is expected and how to build cases that get results.
If you were hurt in a road work accident, get an experienced workers' compensation attorney on our side. Contact us for a free consultation. Call (601) 944-9588.