Construction Accidents Defending the Commonwealth

Our Kentucky workers' compensation lawyers are here to represent you if you are injured in a workplace accident. We will fight tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve. Call today for a no-cost strategy session with our team! 

Bowling Green Construction Accident Attorneys

We Represent Injured Construction Workers & Contractors

Were you working on a construction site in or near Bowling Green, Kentucky when a terrible accident occurred? If you were seriously injured, you might be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, even if your own mistake caused the accident. Let Kentucky Injury Law Center help you figure out your options, so you can get the most out of your workers’ comp and recovery comfortably.

Dial (270) 423-0023 now if you’ve been hurt while working in construction. Our Bowling Green construction accident lawyers can help.

Accidents on Construction Sites

An accident at work is never safe. When an accident happens on a construction site, though, the outcome can and often is catastrophic. The nature of a busy construction site with heavy machinery, different types of equipment, toxic substances, and so forth add to an innate risk of someone getting hurt.

Different types of construction site accidents include:

  • Falling off scaffolding or off a high platform
  • Struck by a falling object
  • Caught in/between machinery
  • Exposure to hazardous chemicals
  • Contact with electrical sources
  • Hit by construction or passenger vehicle

The type of injury suffered in these accidents will vary, too. In some cases, an injured construction worker will only suffer minor or moderate injuries that can be remedied with medical attention. In other situations, the injuries suffered are permanent and life-threatening.

Severe injuries suffered by construction workers include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Paralysis/spine injuries
  • Cancer and other occupational illnesses
  • Electrocution injuries
  • Severe burns
  • Deep lacerations

No matter what type of injury you suffered or why the accident happened, you should be given workers’ compensation benefits. It would be our honor to fight for those benefits for you if your employer or their insurance provider is making things difficult for you.

Do You Have Workers’ Comp Coverage?

Most employees in Kentucky are covered by workers’ compensation. However, independent contractors are typically not covered by workers’ compensation. They are most often an exception to coverage because they can decide how to complete work on their own terms, which includes ensuring that they are taking steps to safeguard themselves from hazards.

The independent contractor wrinkle to workers’ compensation law can be a problem for construction workers. On many jobsites, construction workers are hired as independent contractors who are tasked to complete a specific job on the site. If a construction worker is not considered an employee, then they might not be covered by workers’ compensation.

Thankfully, workers’ compensation is not the only way you can receive compensation after a workplace accident if you are an independent contractor working on a construction site. Without workers’ comp coverage, you are free to sue your employer through a personal injury claim. The problem is that you then have to prove that your employer acted negligently and is liable for your injury, which can be difficult.

Get Ready – Call Us Now!

For comprehensive legal assistance after an accident on a Bowling Green construction site, choose our law firm first. We work just as hard as you do, and we take every case to heart. When we’re fighting for your right to workers’ compensation benefits or a settlement, we feel like we’re fighting for a close friend!

Want to know more? Contact us online at any time. Our construction accident attorneys in Bowling Green are happy to speak with you.

Case Results

Your Success Is Our Success
  • Accident in Company Truck Settlement $150,000

    J.W. had worked as a truck driver for over 10 years when he was involved in an accident while driving. J.W. thought he would be ok and did not seek immediate attention; however, that turned out not to be the case. He sought medical treatment and even though the insurance carrier paid for some of the medical treatment, it quickly paid its own doctor to state all of J.W.’s symptoms were not related to the accident.

  • Injured Delivery Person

    It started with a call –someone had slammed into the back of our client’s car while the client was on the job. The other driver had tried to pass our client over a solid yellow line because he didn’t see that she was turning. Our client had neck surgery and didn’t know what to do.

  • Settlement for Hydraulic Equipment Injury $150,000

    K.G. injured his neck while working on hydraulic equipment. Initially, the insurance carrier argued that his neck condition was a degenerative condition and that it was not responsible for paying for any medical treatment.

  • Settlement for Utility Lineman Falling on the Job $100,000

    N.W. suffered serious injuries after falling from 20 feet working as a utility lineman. The insurance company paid for N.W.’s medical bills and paid him TTD income benefits when N.W. was released from work, the insurance carrier sent him a settlement offer for $20,000.00 to settle his work compensation claim.

  • Severed Thumb on the Job Settlement $70,000

    Like many injured workers, J.H. thought his employer would take care of him after injury severing part of his thumb while helping the employer is a secondary business. The employer tried to claim that J.H. was not an employee of the secondary business and the insurance company denied giving J.H. any income or medical benefits.

  • Shoulder Injury Settlement $150,000

    A.M. was an employee of a government agency in Louisville. He injured his shoulder at work and was not sure what the next steps were to take as he did not think he could return to his old job.

  • Workers' Compensation for a Police Officer $150,000

    Our client was a 30 year veteran for law enforcement officer whose career ended after a tragic shooting. The officer had worked his way up the chain of command, starting as a patrol officer and ending as a Lieutenant.

  • Workers' Compensation for Traumatic Brain Injury $350,000

    J.P. had been a hard worker all his life. He had worked at his employer for over 26 years, rarely missing a day. However, it only took one day for his life to change when a compressed coil spring got loose and struck him in the head, causing to fall and injure his back as well. J.P. suffered both a traumatic brain injury and traumatic back injury requiring several surgeries.

  • Workers' Compensation Settlement $130,000

    J.D. approached Kentucky Injury Law Center after the insurance denied his claim. JD had previously undergone back surgery but had fully recovered from that surgery when he injured his back while working for his new employer.

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