Construction sites are dangerous and no one is more aware of this fact than those who work in the building trades. While these sites can be dangerous, it is important to remember that a number of state and federal laws are in place which serve to protect construction workers from injury, and when you are involved in a construction accident, you may be entitled to significant compensation. The best way to determine what you are entitled to is with the help of an experienced Vermont construction accident attorney.
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a construction accident in Vermont or New Hampshire, please contact the Law Offices of Van Dorn & Curtiss by calling (866) 933-6115 today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.
Workers’ Compensation vs. Personal Injury
There are generally two ways an injured construction worker can seek compensation. Perhaps the most common way, workers’ compensation, is a no fault insurance policy that provides medical and wage benefits regardless of an accidents cause. However, not all Vermont construction workers are covered by workers’ compensation and, even when they are, this program may not be the best way to seek compensation.
A personal injury lawsuit is the second way a worker can seek compensation following a construction accident. These are more common when the accident was caused by a negligent third-party or by issues such as inadequate safety standards. A personal injury lawsuit will seek damages for both economic issues such as medical expenses and lost wages, but also for noneconomic damages such as impact to lifestyle, physical pain, and emotional duress.
During your initial consultation with one of our aggressive Vermont construction accident lawyers, we can help you determine which course of action will be best for your particular case. If you need a construction accident attorney or workers' compensation attorney in New Hampshire or Vermont, please contact the Law Offices of Van Dorn & Curtiss online or by phone at (866) 933-6115 today to schedule a free initial consultation.