Gillette Construction Accident Attorneys
If You Got Seriously Hurt at Work, We May Be Able to Help
Working construction is one of the toughest jobs in Wyoming. Whether you’re renovating a house, paving a highway, or building out a multi-story office, accidents are especially dangerous when you’re surrounded by sharp tools and heavy equipment. And while Wyoming has laws to protect workers injured on the job, the system does not always operate smoothly, and it can be confusing without a legal professional to guide you through it.
If you or a loved one has been injured at a construction site, your best course of action is to consult with a Gillette personal injury attorney. The legal team at Steven Titus & Associates, P.C., has experience taking on large corporations and bad faith insurance companies in order to protect workers.
Contact us today at (307) 257-7800 to schedule a free consultation.
Construction Is a Dangerous Job, But It Doesn’t Have to Be
It’s no secret that doing construction is hard work, but it might surprise you to learn just how dangerous it really is. Taking a look at statistics from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, in a recent year about 14 workers were fatally injured per day. More than 20% of these injuries occurred on construction sites nationwide.
The sad part is, most of these deaths were preventable. When you take a closer look, four categories account for more than half of all construction industry deaths: falls (39.2%), struck by object (8.2%), electrocution (7.3%), and caught in or between equipment (5.1%). If employers and site supervisors followed OSHA’s safety guidelines, a lot of these death could have been avoided.
Of course, not all construction accidents are fatal. Many just result in severe injuries that can be both permanent and debilitating. Victims may miss a great deal of work, and some may never be able to return to the job. That means in addition to steep medical expenses, they must also struggle with lost income, which makes it difficult to earn a living and provide for their family.
Wyoming’s Workers’ Comp Isn’t Easy to Navigate
While it’s true that most employers in Wyoming are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance (the exceptions include certain domestic, federal, and farm employees), that doesn’t mean they have to make it easy for you to recover. Typically, a work injury victim will have a deadline for when he has to file a claim, which is much shorter than for filing a personal injury case in court.
While you are entitled to compensation for medical bills that are reasonable and necessary, it’s often the insurance company that gets to decide what reasonable and necessary means. Their opinion doesn’t always match up with reality.
That’s why it’s always a good idea to consult with a lawyer regarding your workers’ comp. When you’re dealing with serious injuries, it’s important to make sure you are fully covered for the entire time you’re healing. A lawyer will be able to investigate the circumstances surrounding your injury and determine if negligence was involved. We may discover that your employer has a history of neglecting the safety and welfare of its workers.
At Steven Titus & Associates, P.C., our Campbell County trial attorneys have a proven track record of success when it comes to handling construction accidents. We know construction is a tough job, and workers deserve to have their injuries taken care of. Contact us today at (307) 257-7800 to schedule a free evaluation.
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