A construction jobsite can be chaotic and has an incredibly high chance for injury. From subcontractors, employees, and site visitors all sharing the same site, mixed with heavy machinery and dangerous tools, it is no wonder construction is one of the most injury-prone industries in the United States. While there is a high preponderance for injury and accident on a construction site, some accidents are more common than others. These accidents are typically covered under Iowa workers’ compensation benefits – regardless if the employee was partially at fault for the accident itself.
Unfortunately, if a construction worker is injured on the job, it can affect their income and their entire family’s well-being. Because construction site accidents often result in serious injuries – injuries that require extensive treatment and prolonged periods away from work – the financial burden is too much for a worker to manage on their own. This is why Iowa has workers’ compensation laws – to protect employees that are injured on the construction site.
Construction workers that are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits may be denied – despite their eligibility. By filing your claim with the assistance of an attorney, you can ensure your claim is not denied for a simple, avoidable error. Pothitakis Law Firm, P.C. is here to help you. Call us at 888-459-7613 or contact us online to schedule a consultation regarding your construction site accident.