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  • St. Louis Workers' Comp Attorney for Construction Workers

    St. Louis Workers' Comp Attorney for Construction Workers

    Workers' compensation for construction workers

    We are experts in getting construction workers in Missouri compensation for their work injuries

    The construction industry is one of the most dangerous industries in the United States.

    Because of this, just about every company requires businesses in the construction industry to carry workers’ compensation insurance, regardless of their size. 

    Workers’ compensation requirements in Missouri states that all businesses with a minimum of five employees must carry workers’ comp insurance, but any construction company, regardless of the number of employees, are required to carry.

    The dangers of working in construction are pretty obvious. You are working around large machinery, unfinished buildings, sharp objects, and many other scenarios that could easily injure or even kill someone if an accident were to happen or a careless mistake is made.

    We will review every aspect of your case including the incident that caused your injuries, the conditions in which you were working, the compensation you have been awarded and the compensation you should be receiving.

    We will negotiate your case with your employer and their insurance provider and work to get you the best settlement possible. Many times, a workers’ compensation settlement can be handled out of court, but if the only way you can get the compensation you deserve is to take your case to court, our work injury attorneys will be with you every step of the way.

    The importance of workers’ compensation in the construction industry

    Due to the high risk of injury, construction companies are usually very careful when selecting their workman’s compensation insurance.

    One would like to think that they have their employees in mind when not only selecting their insurance but also when they are providing compensation to an employee who has been injured or became ill while on the job.

    Unfortunately – and to a certain extent, understandably-, employers and insurance companies also always do everything in their power to make sure the compensation being given to an injured employee is as minimal as possible.

    Additionally, the contracts and policies construction workers sign are often long and complicated documents. Because of this, there are times when the compensation is unfair or a loophole is found that allows less compensation that is truly deserved.

    Receiving fair compensation for an injury on a construction site

    Understanding the different types of workers’ compensation is the first step. Ultimately, compensation for construction workers who sustained an injury or illness while at work fall under one of the following:

    • Payment for medical treatment
    • Payment for time off/payment for lost wages
    • Permanent Partial Disability compensation
    • Permanent Total Disability compensation

    There are many common workers’ compensation injuries and not all cases are eligible for workers’ compensation.

    Regardless of the severity of your injury or illness, we always recommend at least speaking with a local workers’ comp attorney. They can help simplify any agreements you signed and determine whether or not you have a case.

    How our attorneys defend construction employees after a workplace injury

    Working in the construction injury puts you at risk for an infinite number of injuries as it is one of the industries with the most workplace injuries. This is why construction companies are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Construction workers face hazards that other professions don’t, like falling from a ladder, getting caught in machinery, or falling down a hole.

    Even the most basic tasks can be risky for construction workers due to the nature of the job and worksite. Even with the best safety precautions and equipment maintenance, accidents can happen in any job and injuries of all levels of severity can occur.

    Construction workers risk their health every time they step foot on a worksite. However, because of all the risks associated with this profession, most states require construction workers to carry special insurance that protects them if they are injured at work.

    Our Missouri personal injury lawyers specialize in getting construction workers the compensation they deserve for their workplace injuries.

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