Summertime Construction Accidents
The summer months see a boom in construction throughout New Hampshire and Vermont. While this is often good for the economy, workers, and community improvement, it also means an increase in construction accidents and, along with them, seriously and fatally injured workers. If you have been injured, the Manchester construction accident attorneys at Van Dorn, Curtiss & Rousseau can help. Call us at (603) 556-4148 to schedule a free consultation and learn more.
Workers’ Comp or Personal Injury
Not all construction workers are entitled to workers’ compensation. There are myriad factors that contribute to qualification and, in the construction industry, just as many loopholes that contractors and site owners can use to prevent having to carry workers’ comp insurance. Even if you are covered by workers’ compensation, filing for and receiving what you are due is often unnecessarily complex. This makes it important to have a construction injury lawyer on your side to help with filing and to deal with any potential denials.
Regardless of whether or not you are covered by workers’ comp, if your injury was caused by a third party, you are likely better off filing a personal injury lawsuit. Whereas workers’ compensation will cover medical expenses and some lost wages, a personal injury claim can expand to include physical and emotional pain and suffering, allowing it to provide compensation for the full range of your damages. During your free consultation, we will discuss your injury, your options, and the best way to move forward with your claim.