Accidents that occur on a construction site can be quite severe, if not deadly. Whether the injuries resulted from falling debris, noxious chemicals or dangerous equipment, you can bet that it will require more than a visit to the doctor after work. In many instances, it will mean an emergency room visit in an ambulance.
According to Nebraska state law, your employer is required to insure his or her workers against any potential incidents that occur on the job site. This is known as worker's compensation. But what happens if your employer doesn't have the proper insurance? Or what if the accident occurred because of faulty gear or through the negligence of a third party contractor? Then it is time to consider legal action with the help of an Omaha personal injury lawyer at Cullan & Cullan LLC.
For many years, both as physicians and lawyers, we have assisted injured construction workers to recover from their wounds. We believe firmly in worker's rights and we will use every resource available to help you secure the compensation you need.
However, you may be thinking - "Why should I pay for a lawyer? My worker's compensation package will cover my medical bills."
To put it bluntly, construction accidents – especially large incidents with multiple injured parties – are never that simple. Over time, the compensation process has become increasingly complicated, almost necessitating an objective legal eye to review the required documentation and statements. Even if your injuries and loss of wages are covered by a claim, the process could drag on for months. Maybe even years. Additionally, if your injuries were caused by a third party entity – perhaps a defective product or negligent contractor – you could be entitled to far more than worker's compensation will be able to provide. To avoid this potential loss of awards, give an Omaha NE construction injury lawyer at Cullan & Cullan LLC a call today to discuss your options in a free consultation.
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What Kind of Compensation Can I Receive in Nebraska?
The type of benefits you can expect depends entirely on the injuries you have sustained, how they have impacted your ability to work and whether or not an outside party was responsible for the accident in question. Generally speaking, workers' compensation, as well as civil claims, tends to cover any immediate costs as well as any expenses that may impact you or your family in the future. Some of the more common items include:
- Emergency medical transportation and treatment
- On-going doctor visits
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of wages
Start The Process - Contact a Nebraska Construction Injury Lawyer
Time is of the essence when it comes to filing for worker's compensation or submitting a personal injury claim. In either instance, the sooner you are able to begin the process and submit the appropriate documentation, the better off your case will be. There are deadlines with both, so we highly recommend contacting Cullan & Cullan LLC as soon as possible. We have the experience, the resources, and the knowledge to help you secure the compensation you deserve. Call today and schedule a free appointment with one of our Omaha construction injury attorneys -(402) 882-7080.