Due to the hazardous nature of construction, it's an inherently dangerous industry for workers. One out of every 10 of the 6.5 million people who work in the construction industry suffers injuries in on-the-job accidents each year, according to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration.
Additionally, statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor report an injury incident rate of 3.2 per 100 full-time workers, as well as more than 1,000 construction accident fatalities in 2016 alone.
While construction workers injured on the job may entitled to workers' compensation benefits, those hurt by due to the negligence of an employee from another company may have grounds for a third-party claim.
These types of claims allow injured construction workers to pursue compensation for a broader range of damages. But they also require individuals and their attorneys to provide evidence supporting their injury claims.
Carefully documenting accident-related conditions and other losses can go a long way toward helping construction accident victims build a strong case.
If you were injured in a construction accident and are considering moving forward with a third-party claim, here are some of the documents you should save as evidence:
- Medical records
- Medical bills
- A record of mileage to and from medical appointments
- Receipts for out-of-pocket expenses, such as medications and assistive equipment
- Pay stubs or wage statements
Other helpful supporting evidence may include photos or videos taken at the scene of the workplace accident, surveillance footage, and witness statements.
Help for Your Third-Party Construction Accident Claim
After a serious construction accident, workers may be severely injured, unable to work, and facing an unexpected deluge of medical debt. They shouldn't have to bear these financial burdens alone—especially if their injuries were caused by the negligence of a worker from another company.
Fortunately, there's help. A third-party construction accident claim allows you to pursue compensation for both economic and non-economic damages. Do you have questions about a third-party claim? The knowledgeable construction accident attorneys with the Accident and Injury Law Group can answer your questions and address your concerns. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for a free initial case consultation.