If you suffered injuries on a construction site in Hinesville, GA, you may be eligible to recover damages from one or more parties. If you were at work when the injury occurred, you are likely eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. If a party other than your employer played a role in your injury, you could have grounds to file a private lawsuit.
A construction accident lawyer in Hinesville, GA, from George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers can help. Our personal injury team offers a free, no-risk consultation and case evaluation, and we work on a no-win-no-fee basis – we do not get paid until you do.
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We Can Help You File a Successful Workers’ Compensation Claim for a Construction Accident
If your construction accident injury occurred on the job, you are likely eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. In Georgia, the law requires most private employers to participate in workers’ compensation. After an on-the-job injury, you can file a claim and receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses.
The tradeoff to being eligible for workers’ compensation is that, other than in very specific circumstances, you cannot sue your employer for an on-the-job injury. This rule makes it especially important that your workers’ compensation claim is successful.
What could cause a workers’ compensation claim not to be successful? For the most part, two things: One, your employer tries to deny the claim; and two, your employer is not in good standing with the program.
We Will Fight to Keep Your Employer From Denying Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
The construction industry’s high rate of occupational injuries is well documented. Workers’ compensation covers you for all kinds of construction accidents – even those that resulted from your own carelessness. Your employer cannot deny your claim just because the accident was partly or even fully your fault.
Under only two circumstances does an employer typically have grounds for denial of a workers’ compensation claim:
- You were under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of your accident, or
- You were engaged in reckless misconduct, which caused or contributed to your accident.
If your employer attempts to deny your workers’ compensation claim, we can file for a case review on your behalf. You only have a short amount of time to file, so it is essential to get an attorney involved early in the process.
A construction accident attorney in Hinesville, GA, understands the workers’ compensation appeals process because we have successfully helped many clients fight their denials. By failing to act quickly, you could lose out on compensation you deserve.
We Help You Get Paid If Your Employer Is Out of Compliance
Another potential complication, though less common, is that you file a workers’ compensation claim only to learn that your employer is not in good standing with the program, thereby invalidating your claim. In that situation, we have some options for getting you the money that you should be receiving from workers’ compensation.
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Our Attorneys Can Seek Compensation from Non-Employer Parties
What if your construction accident involved a party other than your employer? We can help you seek both economic and non-economic damages in a private lawsuit if you’re making a workers’ comp claim involving a third party.
When we take your case, we first conduct a full investigation of the circumstances surrounding your construction site. With many clients, our investigation has identified potentially liable parties our clients had not even considered.
Parties other than your employer that may share in the responsibility for your accident include:
- The job site owner
- An equipment manufacturer
- A contractor or subcontractor
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The George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers Team Helps You Recover the Fair Compensation You Deserve
At George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers, our construction accident lawyers in Hinesville help victims to recover the full and fair compensation they deserve for their injuries.
One of the most important jobs of a personal injury lawyer is to tabulate your economic and noneconomic damages and assign a value to your case that reflects the full scope of losses you have incurred.
Your construction accident settlement or award may include compensation for:
Your medical costs may include surgeries, office visits, physical therapy, rehabilitation, prescription drugs, medical devices, and more.
You are entitled to compensation for the money you are unable to earn while missing work due to your injuries.
Reduced Earning Capacity
If your ability to earn a living decreases on a long-term basis, you deserve compensation to make up the difference between your future earnings and what you could have earned if you had not been injured.
Pain and Suffering and Inconvenience
You are entitled to compensation for the physical and emotional pain caused by your construction accident injuries.
Scarring and Disfigurement
If your injury left you with permanent scarring or disfigurement, we can fight to get you compensated for this loss.
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To Receive a Free Construction Accident Case Evaluation in Hinesville, GA, Call George Sink, P.A Injury Lawyers
After a construction site injury, you may be facing substantial financial costs, not to mention physical and emotional pain. You deserve compensation for both your economic and noneconomic damages.
For a free, no-risk case evaluation with a construction accident lawyer serving Hinesville, GA, call George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers today or fill out our online form.
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