Help For Injured Construction Workers
Even the safest worker on a construction site can be hurt in an accident that was out of their control. If you have injuries from a construction accident, you deserve to get compensation for your injuries, lost income and other related costs. Unfortunately, obtaining workers’ compensation is not always easy, and you may need help to get your deserved benefits.
At Mark L. Newman, Attorney at Law, we help construction workers in the greater Cincinnati area with their workers’ compensation claims. In addition to his more than 25 years of experience, Mark is also a certified Ohio workers’ compensation specialist. This certification means that he understands the complexities of workers’ compensation law and has met the rigorous standards set by the Ohio State Bar Association. Using his experience and knowledge, Mark will fight to get your deserved compensation so that you can focus on recovering and moving forward with your life.
The Many Types Of Construction Accidents
Mark has a long history of helping construction workers obtain compensation no matter the cause of their injuries. He will help you calculate the full cost of your recovery and the long-term effects of your injuries. Mark works to get his injured clients compensation for their immediate and long-term needs.
We help construction workers who have injuries from many types of accidents, including those caused by:
- An employer’s failure to follow safety standards
- Improperly constructed and collapsed scaffolding
- Falls from ladders, buildings and other heights
- Shocks from poorly maintained and improperly installed electrical work
- Exposure to hazardous materials and gases
- Falling objects, such as tools or hardware
- Heavy construction equipment, such as a forklift or dump truck
A 2016 report from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) showed that deaths in the construction industry account for over 20 percent of all worker deaths. If your loved one died because of a construction accident, our lawyer will find those responsible and hold them accountable for their actions.
Independent Contractors And Workers’ Compensation
Many employers classify construction workers as independent contractors. In Ohio, independent contractors are not eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Even if your employer classified you as an independent contractor, you may actually be an employee in the eyes of the law. Our lawyer will investigate if your employer misclassified you as a contractor and, if you were misclassified, fight to get your deserved compensation.
Even if you are an independent contractor, may still have option after a workplace accident. You may be able to pursue a personal injury claim or a third-party liability claim depending on the circumstances of the accident. Mark will investigate all avenues of potential compensation find the best possible solution.
Talk To Mark In A Free Consultation
In your free consultation at the firm’s Cincinnati office, you will have the opportunity to discuss your case with Mark L. Newman. Call us at 513-813-7616 or send us an email to schedule your consultation.