Construction sites are a hotbed of injuries. It’s just the nature of the job. Heavy machinery and dangerous tools are necessary to build structures, but workers can get injured if others are not careful. When you’re hurt, tell your employer and seek medical care, then contact our construction accident lawyers in Cape Girardeau.
Morelli Law is the firm to call when you’ve suffered a construction accident. Your case may qualify for a lawsuit depending on who injured you and whether they worked for your company. Our firm can also help you with any difficulties with workers’ compensation claims.
What Our Construction Accident Lawyers Can Do for You
After a construction accident, you need money to pay for your medical treatments, lost wages, and much more. Yet you may be unable to work because of your injuries. Our personal injury attorneys in Cape Girardeau will help you get the money you need while you recover.
Our firm will help you seek compensation through a personal injury lawsuit or a workers’ compensation claim. Sometimes, you could be eligible for both. As part of these tasks, our firm will help you by:
- Gathering essential evidence for your case
- Submitting legal documents and complying with state deadlines
- Representing you in negotiations with insurers, your employer, and the courts
- Managing all case-related communications
- Calculating the value of your claim
- Pursuing your interests to get you the most from your case
When you contact Morelli Law for your case consultation, we’ll explain to you if you have a case and how our services will help you get the most money to pay for your construction accident. Our firm has collected over $1 billion for accident victims.
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What Are My Legal Options?
There are two roads to compensation after a construction accident. One is a personal injury lawsuit. The other is a workers’ compensation lawsuit. Each requires a different approach by your lawyer.
If you pursue workers’ compensation, you must notify your employer within 30 days of your injury and intent to go this route. Then you’ll need to submit a claim form with the Missouri Division of Workers’ Compensation. We can help you with this process.
For personal injury cases, you must work with a lawyer to build your case and notify the court of your intent to sue before the statute of limitations is reached. Personal injury cases are adversarial. You’re claiming that someone’s negligence caused you harm and you want to be paid for it.
How Workers’ Compensation Works
Workers’ compensation lets you submit injury claims without going to court and without proving fault. All you have to prove is that you were injured on the job and you can claim this benefit. However, it has limitations.
You can only claim certain damages in a workers’ compensation claim and they’re not guaranteed. Your employer’s insurer may try to deny your claim if it doesn’t meet their standards. However, you can appeal with the help of our construction accident lawyers in Cape Girardeau.
If your employer is the only party that harmed you, workers’ compensation will be the only way for you to get compensation except in very rare circumstances. If your employer has retaliated against you for filing a workers’ comp claim or you believe they committed gross negligence, speak with us.
Finding Liable Parties for Lawsuits
Your employer isn’t the only potential party for a lawsuit. There are multiple people and organizations that have a duty of care toward workers on job sites. Other parties that may be liable include:
- Contractors and subcontractors not part of your company
- Manufacturers of construction equipment
- Engineers and architects
- Site owners
Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may file a construction accident claim against these parties. We can investigate your case to discover if someone’s negligence contributed to your injuries.
If so, you can sue them and get compensation beyond what workers’ compensation will provide. There may be multiple parties you can sue, and there are cases where you can pursue both a lawsuit and workers’ compensation. Our lawyers can explain your options after a free consultation.
Calculating the Value of Your Construction Injury Case
Morelli Law will work with you to determine the value of your construction injury case. You may face both economic and non-economic losses. The exact nature of these is unique to each case, but we can look at similar cases to arrive at an average construction accident settlement amount during your consultation.
Economic losses have a defined value, and covers things like your medical bills, lost wages, reduced earning potential, disability, personal property, and more. Non-economic damages cover pain and suffering, reduced quality of life, and other damages that do not have a bill.
Be careful if you receive a settlement offer before talking with a lawyer. Your case may be worth much more than what they’re offering you. We can put together an estimate for you and negotiate with the insurer to push for the true value of your case.
Our Firm’s Construction Accident Success Stories
Morelli Law Firm helps victims fight for compensation to cover their losses after an accident, not and in the future. We don’t want to only cover the bills you have now. We want to cover all the future bills you’ll face.
We will fight to get you the best outcome from your accident. Here are some of the top construction accident cases we’ve handled:
- $62 million for a construction worker who suffered a severe traumatic brain injury after falling off a roof
- $1.6 million for an electrician who suffered injuries after scaffolding moved underneath him, causing him to fall
- $1.4 million for a maintenance man who suffered injuries after falling off a ladder
We are more than willing to take your case to court if that’s what it takes to get you justice. Our firm has been up against some of the largest companies and insurers in the country. They know who we are. Hire us and we’ll put our power to work for you.
Hire a Construction Accident Attorney in Cape Girardeau
If you’ve been injured on a construction site, you may not work for weeks or months. Don’t let your injury ruin your family’s financial future. Call us and speak with one of our construction accident attorneys.
To learn your legal options, get in touch with us for a free consultation. All our lawyers work for free until you win your case. Whether you need workers’ compensation help or believe you qualify for a personal injury lawsuit, Morelli Law is ready to help you. Contact us today.