Were you or a loved one seriously injured at a work site? Check out these 3 construction accident tips, then call our Virginia lawyer to get started today.
1. Choosing a Construction Accident Lawyer
People often ask me, “What are the things to look for in trying to find an attorney to represent me in my Virginia construction accident?” I will tell you that Virginia construction accidents are a very specialized type of injury case. Look for somebody who has experience in that line of work, who’s handled those types of cases, and who has good ratings and good reviews from both industry organizations as well as former clients. In all of those circumstances, you’re more likely to find a person with experience, stature, and understanding of the law of this field of Virginia construction accidents.
2. Construction Accident Insurance Investigation
People often ask me, “What’s wrong with speaking to my employer’s lawyer after I’ve been involved in a Virginia construction accident?” We always recommend that you not talk to the lawyer representing your employer or any insurance adjusters representing your employer after a Virginia construction accident until you’ve spoken and retained your own attorney. Once you have your own attorney involved, they can counsel you as to how to present what you have to say about the accident in a way that will not damage or permanently impair the value of your case. I always recommend that before talking to the other side, you get your own attorney first.
3. Construction Accidents and Workers’ Compensation
People often ask me, “What is workers’ compensation after being involved in a Virginia construction accident?” Workers’ compensation in Virginia is a statute. It’s a set of laws. They were set up years ago to try to help injured parties get something for their injuries knowing that the law of tort recovery is extremely difficult for employees to get any benefit from when working on a job in Virginia. Under that statute of workers’ compensation in Virginia, you’re entitled to two-thirds of your average weekly wage for up to 500 weeks of disability following your work-related accident. You’re also entitled to lifetime medical benefits for the injuries you had from this accident only. It does not require that you prove who was at fault in the accident. It also does not require that you provide any evidence of who else was at fault or whether you were free of fault which is often found in other types of personal injury cases. In those types of cases, Virginia Workers’ Compensation is a good compromise for an employee.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured at a work site and have questions about these 3 construction accident tips? Contact a Virginia construction accident lawyer at The Strong Law Firm today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.