As anyone in the Minneapolis and Saint Paul area who has worked construction knows, there are many ways to get hurt while on a construction site doing work. For instance, oftentimes, construction zones involving scaling scaffolding to great heights or working below ground in a deep trench. Objects can fall, trenches can collapse and a worker can herself lose balance and take a tumble from a great height. Sometimes, the problem lies with a defective or dangerous tool or machine, while at other times equipment collapses, causing falls and other serious injuries.
One must also not forget that construction zones, particularly along a highway, are crowded with cars and other motor vehicles and drivers can of course get in to accidents. Even white collar workers who are employed by construction firms are not immune from a job-related car accident or even a fall or other injury.
Minnesota construction workers have options should they get injured. For instances, they can look first to the state’s workers’ compensation program to get benefits that may cover medical bills, lost wages and even vocational training expenses. Our law office can help injured workers in Washington County get these valuable benefits, as well as Social Security Disability benefits should one’s injury be long-term.
Finally, in some cases, we may be able to file suit against the party responsible for a worker’s injuries and get additional compensation, including money for one’s pain and suffering and other non-economic losses. When a worker gets hurt in a construction accident, the consequences to her and her family may be broad-ranging and serious. We have a variety of options available to workers that may spare them the worst of post-accident financial fallout.