3 Reasons To Hire A Lawyer After A Job Site Accident

Posted on: 21 July 2021

Many jobs require employees to work in situations that put them at risk for injury. Whether you are working in an industrial job surrounded by heavy machinery, or your job is something more pedestrian, the possibility of injury always exists. In the event that you are hurt on the job, you may be entitled to workers' compensation. That said, not every claim is automatically successful. For a chance at getting fair compensation, it is smart to contact a lawyer who can advise you moving forward. Keep reading for just three of the biggest reasons why a job site accident lawyer is the advocate you need.

Proving Liability 

It may seem like a simple matter to prove that an employer or other third party is at fault when it comes to the injuries you have sustained on the job site. However, the reality of most workers' compensation claims is usually much more complex. More often than not, there are several factors, including safety training and equipment maintenance, that need to be taken into account when proving legal liability. An attorney who has experience dealing with similar cases can help you gather all the evidence you need in order to make a successful claim.

Dealing With Insurance

Most reputable employers carry workers' compensation insurance to cover their financial responsibilities in case of injuries sustained by employees on the job. Unfortunately, many workers discover only after they are hurt that their employer never carried such insurance in the first place. If you find yourself in a similar position, then there is no better decision you can make than to contact a reputable attorney as soon as possible. They can help you sue your employer for not having insurance and fight for the compensation you deserve in court.

Avoiding Unfair Settlements

Some employers may try to convince an employee who has been hurt on a job site to take a bit of time off and offer an immediate cash settlement. Almost always, however, the settlement amount that is offered represents a small fraction of what would actually be awarded in court if the employee were to pursue a workers' compensation claim. While a hassle-free offer can be tempting for many workers who have suffered a recent and debilitating injury, keep in mind that not hiring an attorney to advocate on your behalf can be even more costly. 

For more information on your case, contact an attorney in your area.