Construction sites of any kind can be a dangerous place to make a living. Between the tools, heavy equipment, materials and other workers, injuries to construction employees is an all too common occurrence. Often injuries on construction sites prove to be the most severe including electrocution, crush injuries from heavy equipment, amputations and even death.
When a worker has had the misfortune of being injured on a construction site, the last thing they need to deal with is fighting with an insurance company who refuses to pay weekly benefits or authorize necessary medical treatment. They also don't need to worry about the insurance company inadequately compensating them for any resulting scarring or disfigurement caused by the injury. That's assuming the insurance company even tells you that you are entitled to such benefits!
In addition, injuries on a construction site may have been caused by a third party. This may result in the ability to pursue that third party for additional damages not provided by the workers compensation law in Rhode Island such as pain and suffering. In these situations, it's important to act quickly and contact an experienced attorney like Joseph Ranone to not only pursue workers compensation benefits, but to also preserve any evidence and perform any investigations necessary to succeed in a third party action.
Attorney Joseph Ranone has represented injured construction workers for injuries ranging from low back strains to traumatic brain injuries. Whatever the injury, we will do everything possible to ensure you are compensated to the fullest extent possible. If you have been injured at work, call today for a free consultation to learn more about your rights and the types of benefits you may be entitled to.