Construction accidents can cost victims hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages – sometimes even millions. You may have trouble returning to work after your construction accident, but don’t give up hope. Call Morelli Law to speak with our construction accident lawyers in St. Peters.
Many victims of construction accidents think they cannot sue after being hurt on the job, but that’s not the case. You may be eligible to receive substantial compensation. One call to us, and we’ll give you answers about your legal options after a construction accident.
Don’t I Have to Use Workers’ Compensation?
In many situations, you cannot sue your employer directly for a workplace accident, no matter how severe. Instead, victims get money through workers’ compensation, which gives them money faster and without the need to prove fault.
However, if a third party injured you, then you’re not limited to workers’ compensation. On a construction site, this situation is more common than you might think. General contractors hire many subcontractors to handle specialized tasks. Contracted workers do not count as co-workers for workers’ compensation rules.
You can often claim workers’ compensation and pursue a personal injury lawsuit at the same time. The way to learn your legal options is to speak with a Morelli Law personal injury lawyer in St. Peters as soon as you can.
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What Are the Limitations of Workers’ Compensation in Construction Accidents?
Workers’ compensation only pays limited damages after a construction accident. The main things you get paid for include:
- All medical expenses related to the accident
- A percentage of your wages
- Disability payments if you cannot work temporarily or permanently
- Vocational rehabilitation if you need to train for a new position
- Death benefits
While significant, there are many damages that workers’ compensation does not cover. The biggest is non-economic damages such as pain and suffering or disfigurement. Construction accidents can cause incredible pain and suffering, and you deserve to get compensated for those injuries in full.
Though more hurdles exist to suing someone after a construction accident, it’s worth learning your options. The first step is to talk with a St. Peters construction accident lawyer. Call Morelli Law to learn your legal options and how we can help you.
How Will You Help Me Win a Construction Accident Lawsuit?
To win any kind of construction accident lawsuit, we have to prove to an insurer or the court four things:
- There is someone, or some company, responsible for your accident
- That person or company acted in a way that put you in danger or acted unreasonably
- That act caused your construction accident
- You suffered financial, physical, and/or emotional damage because of the accident
Our job as your lawyer is to prove these four things, but that’s not the only thing we do for our clients. We also work to maximize your settlement or award by seeking every route to compensation you’re entitled to receive.
You may be eligible to sue multiple parties and claim damages you may not know were possible. Without an experienced lawyer at your side, you have no way of knowing if a settlement offer is truly fair or not. Your case may be worth more than you think.
How Much Could I Get From My Construction Accident Case?
This is a common question, but it’s impossible to answer until we can investigate your case. The reason is that there are many factors that affect how much you can get from a lawsuit, like your exact injuries, whether you share responsibility, how much you make, and more.
During your consultation, we can give you an estimate based on what evidence you have and past cases with similar injuries. Most construction accidents we see have damages high enough to make it worth pursuing a lawsuit, as long as your case is eligible.
Even if your case doesn’t qualify, you can still access workers’ compensation. We can help you with your claim if your case gets rejected or you’re offered too little money. And if you receive a settlement offer, we can tell you whether the amount is fair.
Will I Need to Go to Court?
While hiring a St. Peters construction accident attorney allows you to go to court, most cases settle out of court. Insurance companies know that if they go to court, they have to convince a judge and jury why you shouldn’t be paid compensation.
They could lose much more than they want to, and insurers are for-profit companies. They want to pay as little as possible. The closer we get to the date of the trial, the more likely they will settle. Roughly around 90% of cases settle out of court.
If your case is in that last 10%, don’t worry. Morelli Law is extremely experienced in the courtroom, and you may not have to appear in court at all. We will be at your side through the entire trial process fighting for your victory.
How Much Will I Owe You If I Win?
Construction accident lawyers are paid on contingency. You will owe us nothing if you get nothing from your claim. It’s that simple. But how much will you owe if you win? The answer depends on your contingency percentage.
We take a reasonable percentage of your settlement or award as our fee for helping you get the most possible. When you come to us for a consultation and feel you have a case, we will explain our percentage and why we charge that rate. Factors like case complexity and whether your case goes to trial could change the number.
We encourage you to ask us questions about our fees so you’re comfortable hiring Morelli Law as your lawyer. Think of a consultation as a two-way job interview. We want to make sure you have a case and you want to make sure we can bring you the results you want. So feel free to ask us what you want about our fees during your consultation.
Call a St. Peters Construction Accident Lawyer Today
If you’ve been harmed in a construction accident, contact Morelli Law and speak with a St. Peters construction accident lawyer right away. All consultations are free and without obligation. Find out if you can sue, get an estimate of your case value, and more with just one phone call or email. Contact us today.