Construction sites can be extremely dangerous and present a lot of opportunity for catastrophic personal injury. When injured on a job site though, the way isn't always clear for how to get compensated for your injuries.
Because most construction site accidents result in medical expenses and time off of work, understanding your compensation options is incredibly important. The dedicated Connecticut construction accident lawyers at Penner Law Firm would be happy to assess your case for free and help you determine the best way to get the compensation you deserve.
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed on a construction site, please contact Penner Law Firm or call 203-878-1254 today to schedule a free consultation with one of our Connecticut construction accident attorneys.
Workers’ Compensation vs. Personal Injury
In some instances, injuries sustained on a construction site will be covered by workers’ compensation, a no-fault insurance that covers medical expenses and a portion of lost wages. However, if you are a contractor or if your injury was caused by a third party, a personal injury lawsuit may be better suited to meet your needs.
Workers’ compensation covers economic damages, but does not take into account the way your injury will impact your quality of life. By contrast, a personal injury lawsuit will seek compensation for economic damages such as lost wages and medical expenses in addition to noneconomic damages such as physical pain, emotional suffering, and other impacts to your life.
Each type of claim is appropriate under different circumstances. The type of claim that is right for the circumstances of your accident depends on the unique factors involved with your injury and is best determined by one of our Connecticut construction accident attorneys.
If you work in construction and have been injured on the job, please contact one of our Connecticut construction accident lawyers to schedule a free case evaluation today. We serve injured workers throughout Connecticut from our offices in Milford, Branford, Greenwich, Norwalk, and Hartford.