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In most instances, construction workers who are injured not only have a right to pursue a claim for worker's compensation, they may also seek a civil remedy against others outside of their employment who may be responsible for their injuries. However, your right to pursue a civil remedy when you are collecting worker's compensation benefits is limited. Unlike the non- work related accidents, your right to file a lawsuit against the responsible party is limited to one year. If you do not file your claim within the one year time period, your right to sue is then transferred to the worker's compensation carrier to allow it to pursue a claim for reimbursement of the medical and compensation benefits paid to you. Although you may request that the worker's compensation carrier reassign you the right to pursue your claim after the one year anniversary and prior to the two year statute of limitations, the worker's compensation carrier sometimes will place unfavorable conditions upon the reassignment. In addition, in some instances, the worker's compensation carrier will not reassign you your right to pursue your claim after the one year anniversary. Accordingly, it is very important that you hire an Arizona injury lawyerthat has the experience in both worker's compensation and personal injury matters. The Law Office of Thomas C. Wilmer, P.C. is one of the very few Arizona Law firms that has this combined experience.Those who work in the construction industry face much higher risks of injury than those working in other industries. In fact, there are more injuries and fatalities each year in construction work than in any other type of work. Injuries can occur as the result of another subcontractor's negligence as well as the general contractor's mis-management or failure to enforce safety. An Arizona construction accident lawyer will work to help determine whether you have a claim, who should be held accountable, and how to proceed. These types of injuries are often complex; do you hold the property owner accountable, or the general contractor? There are many questions you need answers to.
An Arizona construction accident attorney will work aggressively to protect your rights and secure fair compensation when you have been injured in a construction site accident. At Thomas C. Wilmer, P.C. we work hard on behalf of Ahwatukee, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Peoria, Queen Creek, Sun City and Tempe clients who have sustained injuries while at work. We also represent clients in the Cave Creek, Flagstaff, Glendale, Payson, Phoenix, Scottsdale and Surprise communities, providing sound legal counsel and guidance.
Accidents in the construction industry can be devastating or even life-threatening. Falls are common, either due to working at high levels or on scaffolding. The use of heavy machinery and equipment puts workers at risk. Explosions, electrocution, tools - all of these things make for a potentially dangerous workplace. A reputable Arizona construction accident lawyer knows the serious injuries those who work in the construction industry often face. Head injuries and brain trauma, broken bones and fractures, even injuries that require amputation or extensive surgeries are common.
When you work in the construction industry you expect safety precautions to be put in to place; unfortunately, this is often not the case. Workers should be trained regarding how to stay safe in their jobs. Whether the property owner, general contractor, sub-contractors or someone else in charge was negligent, you deserve to be fairly compensated for your injuries. Given our Arizona construction accident experience, we work aggressively to protect your rights, seeking the full compensation you deserve for what you have been through. You may be eligible for compensation of costs related to your injuries, as well as pain and suffering and other costs.
At Thomas C. Wilmer, P.C. our Arizona construction accident lawyers understand that construction accidents can be extremely complex in nature. Often there are issues regarding multiple layers of insurance coverage, comparative fault, and other problems that the average person does not understand. Contact one of our Phoenix injury lawyers today regarding your claim.
Wilmer Law has been providing Phoenix and Scottsdale personal injuryservices to clients for over 20 years.
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