As a worker on a construction site, you’ll depend on your physical abilities to earn an income, whether you operate heavy machinery or transport materials. That’s one of the reasons why becoming seriously injured while working on a construction site can impact every aspect of your life, including your ability to earn an income in the future.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured and suffered traumatic injuries when working on a construction site, it’s important that their medical care is a priority. It could be a long road to recovery, so you should make sure that you never underestimate the costs of the injury when making a workers’ compensation claim. The following are some things that you should consider when taking action to gain workers’ compensation after a serious injury.
The injured worker does not need to prove fault
Unlike in personal injury cases, when claiming workers’ compensation, fault does not need to be proven. In other words, even if the worker was at fault for the causation of the accident, they would still have the right to gain workers’ compensation. The only exception to this principle is a situation in which a worker is injured because of horseplay. They must be able to show that they were engaging in a work-related activity at the time of their injury.
The injured worker should be able to gain compensation for all medical costs
All medical costs that were necessary and directly relating to the work injury should be fully covered by workers’ compensation. It’s important that you have a strategy to make sure that you are compensated for medical bills that could occur in the future.
The injured worker should have the right to rehabilitation
Many workers will need to change their careers after an accident. Workers’ compensation can offer long-term schemes that help with workplace rehabilitation.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious workplace accident, it is important that action is taken to claim workers’ compensation.