Workers in the building and construction trades suffer among the highest rates of injuries of all industries in America. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) report says that as high as 10 percent of all construction workers will lose time away from work during the year as a result of an injury on the job. Most injured construction workers are covered by their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance policy. What many workers do not realize, however, is that they can sue for additional money damages if the accident was the result of negligence or misconduct by a third party.
What Is A Third-Party Injury Claim?
When an injured worker files for workers’ compensation, he or she gives up the right to sue the employer for additional damages. However, negligent parties such as the property owner, subcontractors and construction equipment manufacturers may be held liable for compensating the victim beyond the workers’ compensation payments. These negligent parties are referred to under the law as third parties.
Call 859-757-4926 Or 866-959-1943 For A Free Consultation With A Lawyer
If you work in the construction trades or services industry in Northwest Kentucky and suffered an injury on a construction site or as a result of a construction-related accident, call the personal injury lawyers of Taliaferro, Carran, Cowherd & Hampton, PLLC, in Covington.
Our attorneys’ experience includes recovering full and fair money damages in third-party lawsuits related to:
- Fall injuries, defective ladders and scaffolds
- Power tool accidents
- Fires, electrical shock, explosion injuries
- Injuries from falling equipment and materials
- Construction truck accidents
Taliaferro, Carran, Cowherd & Hampton, PLLC, construction accident attorneys have earned the highest AV Preeminent* peer review rating for ethical standards and legal ability and have been listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers. We will work hard on your behalf to make sure your family recovers the maximum amount of money damages the law allows for your construction worker injury.
From anywhere in Northwest Kentucky, call our offices in Covington at 859-757-4926 or 866-959-1943 to schedule a free case evaluation. You may also reach us using our convenient email form on our Contact Us page. You pay no fees if we don’t help you recover the money the law says you are entitled to receive.
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