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You need a construction accident lawyer at Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers when you’ve been injured on the job at a Detroit construction site. These are serious injuries. And the lawsuits that arise of these injuries are complex and aggressively contested by the negligent parties.

Only an experienced attorney who specializes in Michigan construction accident law will know how to get you and your family the best possible settlement in your case.

Being injured while at work at a construction site means that you may have more than one claim to file for damages and compensation.

There will likely be a Workers’ Compensation claim that you can file against your employer. This will help pay for your medical expenses and help reimburse you for wages you’ve lost because your injuries have kept you from going back to work. Depending on your state’s Workers’ Comp laws, there is a good chance that there is an “exclusive remedy” provision that will prohibit you from suing your employer for pain and suffering compensation.

However, you may be able to bring a pain and suffering lawsuit against any negligent third parties – other than your employer or a co-worker – whose negligence caused or contributed to your work injuries. These third parties may include: owners of the property serving as the work site, general contractors, manufacturers of equipment that contributed to your injuries, and other subcontractors.

Common construction injuries may include broken and fractured bones, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, burns, rotator cuff tears, eye injuries and exposure to toxic substances and chemicals.

 

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