St Louis Park Construction Accident Attorney Gets Victims Justice
MN work site injury lawyer helps clients recover compensation
Construction sites are notoriously dangerous workplaces. In fact, one out of five worker deaths in the United States involve construction workers. Every ladder, walkway, platform or rail has potential to turn into a slip or a fall. Thill & Freeman PLLC works hard to help injured construction workers and their families get the justice they deserve.
The most common dangers on St Louis Park work sites
Nearly every item, tool or machine on a construction site is capable of causing injury. Workers routinely experience injuries due to falls, falling objects, crushing and exposure to dangerous materials. The most common causes of work site deaths are falls, falling and moving objects, electrocutions, and workers getting caught or stuck in-between surfaces. I represent injured workers and their families regardless of the cause of the accident.
Understanding compensation in construction injury cases
Those who have been hurt on MN work sites will have different legal rights and remedies if there are others responsible for the injury. Depending on who is responsible for the actions or conditions that caused your injury, Thill and Freemanwill be able to help you file a workers’ compensation claim as well as bring a third-party claim against the responsible party.
Workers’ compensation in MN work site accident claims
For those injured on Construction sites, Workers’ compensation is the primary way for injured workers to get their medical bills and other costs paid. The workers compensation system provides coverage for payment of medical bills andfor reduction in wages for a period of disability following the injury. These benefits are available to those who have been injured on the job. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system, meaning that a worker can recover whether their employer was negligent or not. There may be limits on the medical treatment provided, how much you can recover per week and the duration of payments. I strive to obtain the maximum benefit an injured construction worker is entitled to receive under Minnesota law.
Bringing third-party claims to help injured workers get compensation
While the law prevents workers from suing their own employer, it does not prevent lawsuits against other people or companies on a construction site. Workers are frequently able to bring negligence claims against other contractors, subcontractors and property owners. I will work with you to help you bring a negligence claim against any party whose actions caused you to suffer an injury.
Helping families of construction workers get benefits after the death of a loved one
When a construction accident is fatal, I help families obtain the maximum benefit available under the law. If a work injury results in the death of the worker, the workers’ compensation system provides for benefits for the dependent family members. If the accident was the fault of your loved one’s employer or an accident with no one at fault, you may be entitled to benefits under workers’ compensation laws. If another contractor or entity was responsible for your relative’s death, I will assist your family in bringing a wrongful death lawsuit and seeking compensation.
If you or a loved one has experienced a construction site injury, call today.
Thill & Freeman PLLC provides experienced and skilled representation to injured construction workers. If you or a loved one has sustained injuries on a construction site, I can help. Call 952-512-7512 or contact me online to schedule a consultation.