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.
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