21 May Claims for Workers Injured in a Highway Construction Accident
Workers at construction work zones on highways and interstates work under the risk of serious injury or death in the event of a car accident.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of a highway construction accident, you are eligible for compensation for your injuries and financial losses. It is best to consult an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer in Phoenix to understand you rights and claim them.
Because of the traffic, construction workers in roadside or highway construction work are always at risk of being injured or killed in a vehicle accident. In such cases, the injured worker may be eligible for additional claims apart from the workers’ compensation claim.
Workers’ Compensation Claim
In many cases, workers injured in a roadside construction accident are eligible for benefits in a workers’ compensation claim.
Since workers’ compensation in Arizona is a no-fault system, workers do not have to prove their employer was at fault to claim compensation. Hence, if you were injured on the job, in a roadside accident, you may be eligible for coverage for your medical treatment and partial lost wages until you have medically recovered and are able to return to work.
Remember that workers’ compensation does not pay for pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life. To understand what you can claim and what not, you need to contact a workers’ comp attorney.
Another type of claim you may be eligible for is a third-party injury claim, if the third party caused or contributed to the accident. This compensation can be claimed on top of the benefits you get through a workers’ compensation claim.
If a worker is injured due to someone’s negligent driving through the construction zone, s/he can file a personal injury claim against the reckless driver. Potential damages in these types of claims can be –
- Past, current and future anticipated medical expenses
- Full compensation for lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Lost enjoyment of life
If you have think you should file a third-party injury claim against the careless driver, get in touch with an attorney who can review your case and determine each party’s involvement to help you understand whether or not you may be entitled to additional compensation for your injury, in the highway accident.
Do not delay getting the opinion of an expert on your case. It may cause you to lose your due compensation!
To learn more about workers’ compensation laws or to consult experienced Arizona workers compensation lawyers, call Arizona Injury Law Group at 602-346-9009. At Arizona Injury Law Group, you deal directly with a Phoenix workers compensation attorney and not an assistant.