Can I File a Personal Injury Claim for My Boise Construction Accident?
Construction accidents are not uncommon in Boise, and when workers get injured on the job, many victims want to know if they can recover more compensation for their damages than what workers compensation allows.
While work comp will cover most of your medical expenses and a percentage of your lost wages, that’s all it covers. In such instances, a personal injury claim can enable you to get all of the damages you are entitled to.
There are many different parties that could potentially be liable for a construction accident. A Boise construction accident lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates can identify which parties were negligent and help you determine the best course of action to take.
If Your Employer or a Coworker Was to Blame
If your injury was caused because of the negligence of your company, then your injury will be covered by workers compensation. You should always file a workers compensation claim when you are able, as doing so will not prevent you from filing a personal injury claim later if you are eligible.
The only time that you can file a lawsuit against your employer is if they either don’t carry workers compensation insurance or if malice or egregious negligence were involved. Malice means that someone from your company intentionally caused your accident, while egregious misconduct means that the danger was known but was not addressed.
When Third Parties Are at Fault
Any time that a third party causes a construction accident, you can sue them directly. This most commonly applies to the manufacturers of faulty and defective safety equipment, tools, and machinery. In these cases, it will be necessary to prove the link between the equipment failure and what happened.
You can also file a personal injury claim against the manufacturer of a toxic chemical or substance if you get sick after being exposed. This could range from asbestos to radioactive waste.
Finally, a third party could also be anyone else on the construction site who was not employed directly by your company. This could be a contractor, a passerby, or an outside driver.
Help from an Experienced Boise Construction Injury Attorney
Determining whether you can file a personal injury claim for a workplace accident is complicated and often requires an experienced and knowledgeable Boise construction accident lawyer to guide you through the process and protect your rights.
Craig Swapp & Associates has helped many victims in the Boise area just like you recover the compensation they deserve for injuries sustained in construction accidents. We understand the difficulty that your injuries have caused you and family, and we will work hard to achieve a positive outcome for your case.
Fill out the form below or call us at 1-800-404-9000 to find out how we can help you recover damages for a jobsite accident. Our case evaluations are free and carry no obligation, so find out how we can help you move on from an unfortunate event