Mississippi Construction Accident Injury Claims Attorney
Even with today's tough economic climate, there is still a great deal of construction going on. Office buildings, roads and bridges, and homes in and around Gulfport, Mississippi, continue to be built or renovated.
Safety on the job is everyone's concern. Despite everybody's best intentions, construction site accidents do happen. If you are injured on a construction job, contact the law office of James K. Wetzel & Associates, P.A. in Gulfport, Mississippi. We have 32 years of experience in personal injury law, and know how to get you the Workers' Compensation or money damages you need to get better.
Pursuing Compensation After a Workplace Accident
If you have been injured in a scaffolding accident or crane accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. We recommend you call our office as soon as possible after the work injury, so that we can assess your construction accident injuries claim, and begin gathering evidence. What we do next will depend on how you were injured, and who is responsible.
If the work injury was caused by your employer's negligence, we will pursue Workers' Compensation for medical expenses, rehabilitative services and salary continuation. Although your employer may not have provided proper safety equipment or maintained heavy equipment on a regular schedule, contributing to or causing the workplace accident, your employer cannot be sued. Your recourse is a Workers' Compensation claim.
Your construction accident injuries may have been caused by a third party contractor, for example, the company which provided the scaffolding that subsequently collapsed, injuring you. In those types of claims, attorney James K. Wetzel will investigate the accident to determine negligence. If the third party contractor is liable for the damages to you, then we can help you pursue a compensation claim against the third party. It may be possible to pursue a Workers' Compensation claim, and litigation against the third party contractor for additional damages.
Experienced Personal Injury Counsel
Construction accident injuries law is fairly complex as you can see from the above example. If you have sustained a construction accident injury, it is helpful to have a skilled personal injury lawyer advocating for you and helping you get the compensation you need to get better. An attorney of your own will represent your best interests, not the interest of your employer or the third party contractor or vendor.
For a free initial consultation, contact us today.
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