You might be qualified for workers' compensation benefits if you sustained a construction site injury. The majority of businesses in Connecticut are required to obtain workers' comp insurance, which covers losses for medical costs and lost income.
Unfortunately, workers' compensation may not be sufficient to support you during and after your recovery if your injury was serious. However, you may have the option to get full compensation by filing a personal injury claim if a third party's negligence led to your injuries.
We will further explain third-party lawsuits in the following article. However, if you have suffered a construction injury, calling our Connecticut construction accident lawyers will give you and our team a chance to understand the details of the accident and determine whether or not you have a third party claim.
Examples of Third-Party Construction Injury Lawsuits
If a party other than your employer or a coworker at the same company contributed to your injuries, you could potentially file a personal injury claim.
The following are typical instances of third parties in the construction industry whose negligence may result in worker injuries:
- Other drivers who hurt a worker when they are driving for work-related reasons
- Manufacturing companies for defective equipment
- Subcontractors who disregard safety protocols
- General contractors that disregard job site safety
- Owners or contractors who supply faulty scaffolding
- Owners of properties who fail to maintain secure environments
Is My Workers' Compensation Claim Affected by a Third-Party Lawsuit?
While you file a workers' compensation claim, our personal injury attorneys can pursue a third-party claim. If you have filed for or already received workers' compensation benefits, the claim will not be impacted by third-party litigation.
However, since an injured party is typically not permitted by law to obtain a "double" recovery for injuries, your employer or its workers' compensation insurer may be entitled to reimbursement from any third-party recovery you obtain for the workers’ compensation benefits you have received.
The purpose of a third-party claim is to supplement the benefits you get from workers' compensation and further assist you in minimizing the damages you have endured.
When to File a Personal Injury Claim in a Construction Site Injury in CT?
Important fundamental benefits are provided by workers' compensation to assist those injured during the course of their jobs, including lost wages, medical expenses, and, in some situations, job retraining. However, if your injury was very severe, your rehabilitation could take months or even years. It's possible that you won't be able to go back to work at all and that you'll have to live with a permanent handicap.
If a third party was negligent and caused your accident, filing a personal claim may enable you to obtain additional compensation not covered by workers' compensation, including damages for both physical and emotional pain and suffering.
Get in Touch With Our CT Work Injury Lawyers If You Have Questions
We can carefully examine your claim and determine what legal options are open to you. If we determine that you have a case, we will launch an extensive investigation to help ensure that you get the compensation you are entitled to. A successful outcome can help assist you in healing and getting back to your life and career.
We have helped countless clients just like you. Call one of our Connecticut offices today.