Gulfport Construction Accident Attorneys
Representation for Injured Construction Workers
'Maggio | Thompson, LLP and our Gulfport construction accident lawyers work directly with our clients. If you were hurt while working on a construction site or project, then call (228) 364-1399 to speak with a member of our team. We are backed by decades of collective legal experience, which we can put to good use for you.
Initial consultations are free. Schedule yours today.
Can You Sue Your Employer for a Construction Accident?
After a construction accident, you deserve compensation for your injuries. How can you get it, though? Who is liable for your damages? Are you allowed to sue your employer?
If you are an employer for a construction company, then you most likely cannot sue your employer through a personal injury or work injury claim. However, many construction workers are independent contractors who are hired to complete a certain portion of a project. Upon completing their work, the contract is completed. Independent contractors can sue their employers for injuries that happen in the workplace or, in the case of a construction accident, at a construction site.
Damages that can be pursued through a work injury claim include:
- Past and future medical treatment costs
- Past and future lost wages and income potential
- Permanent disabilities
- Physical pain and emotional suffering
Lawsuits Against Third Parties
When a construction accident is not caused due to the negligence of an employer or a coworker but instead a third party on the jobsite, a claim could be filed against that third party. For example, you are working on a construction site adjacent to an active road. A driver loses control of their vehicle and crashes into you, causing serious injuries. In this situation, you could sue that driver for their negligence, regardless of your options to file a claim against your own employer.
Third parties that are often named as defendants in construction accidents are:
- Other independent contractors
Does Workers’ Comp Count as an Injury Claim?
Workers’ compensation is an insurance system that lets injured employees get financial benefits after an accident, even when they are liable for their own injuries. The nearly guaranteed benefits are provided in exchange for liability immunity that is given to the policyholder. In other words, if you can get workers’ comp benefits after a construction accident, then you are likely unable to also file a personal injury claim against the employer who gives you those benefits.
Independent contractors are not covered by workers’ comp in most situations, though. We can help you understand your options when deciding what to do in pursuit of compensation. It would be our honor to help a fellow Gulfport resident and worker in need.
Proudly Standing by the Working Class of Gulfport
'Maggio | Thompson, LLP is standing by to help you with your case. Our Gulfport construction accident attorneys would like nothing more than to see if we can guide or represent you in a way that achieves the utmost compensation for you. Taking care of clients is in our nature, and you will see what we mean when you give us a chance to help.
Let’s talk during a no-cost consultation. Call (228) 364-1399.