Hawaii Construction Accident Lawyer
Have you been injured while working in construction? Get medical care, wage benefits and disability pay with the help of a Hawaii construction accident lawyer. Contact Recovery Law Center today to request your consultation.
At Recovery Law Center, we are a team of workers’ compensation lawyers who represent injured construction workers. We specialize in helping individuals and families when they need strong legal representation. The workers’ compensation system isn’t always easy. Our professionals can help. Contact us today.
The construction industry is dangerous – but you may deserve workers’ compensation
37,000 people work in the construction industry in Hawaii. These workers build the homes, business, roads and infrastructure that we all depend on. Construction workers may build:
- Homes, apartments and residential property
- Commercial properties
- Industrial buildings and related infrastructure
- Roads, transportation and shipping infrastructure
- Utility and communication networks
Construction activity involves a range of tasks. From marking and grading, excavation, concrete work, carpentry, welding, brick masonry, plumbing, electrical work, roofing, window work and finishing, each role in the construction process is vital. In addition, each role carries a risk of injury.
When workers are injured, the Hawaii workers’ compensation system gives them the right to certain benefits. Paid medical care, replacement wages and disability/disfigurement compensation should be available to the injured worker. Survivors may claim death benefits if a fatality occurs.
Lawyers for Injured Construction Workers
Recovery Law Center helps injured construction workers get the benefits they deserve. Our lawyers can assist you with:
- Starting your claim for compensation
- Following the steps to get medical care, fighting back if the care you need is denied
- Filing forms and paperwork to move your case quickly
- Knowing what to do if your wage benefits don’t begin or if your payment is too low
- Ensuring your disability or disfigurement pay is fair and taking the right steps to claim it
- Settlement negotiations
- Presenting your case at a hearing, if needed
- Building your case to maximize your payments and get the compensation you deserve
Despite working long hours in construction, insurance companies are not always helpful or fast when an injury occurs. Ultimately, they don’t want to pay more than they have to. To get fair compensation, you need to know what you should be receiving under Hawaii law. Then, you must take the steps to claim it and prove your case.
Our experienced lawyers help construction workers throughout Hawaii. We know the challenges that workers face, and we are committed to seeing that they receive fair compensation.
Let us help you get your workers compensation. Contact our Hawaii construction accident lawyers today.
Common Construction Accident Injuries
Some of the most common construction accident injuries are:
- Broken bones, fractures
- Traumatic brain injury
- Electrocution and burns
- Paralysis, limited mobility
- Knee injuries, damage to the knee ligaments and tendons
- Back injuries
- Strain and overuse injuries, repetitive motion damage
- Chemical and toxic exposure
- Internal organ damage
- Cuts and lacerations
- Hearing and vision damage
A construction worker may sustain multiple types of injury resulting from a single accident or event. All injures may be part of a workers’ compensation claim.
Causes of Injuries in Construction
Workers’ compensation doesn’t depend on proving that your employer caused the accident. To receive benefits, you must show that your injuries are the result of your employment. Compensation is awarded on a no-fault basis.
Here are some common causes of injury in construction:
- Vehicle and equipment accidents
- Stuck-between or crushed-by incidents involving machinery or large objects
- Fire, explosion and electrocution
- Malfunctioning machines and equipment
- Poor communication
- Lack of personal protective equipment
- Inadequate safety planning or training
- Poor machine design or maintenance
- Handling of hazardous chemicals
- Working too long without rest
You may access workers’ compensation benefits without a showing of employer fault. In addition, a non-employer may be liable through a traditional civil legal claim.
Construction work often involves multiple employers. There may be contractors, subcontractors and other groups on site. An injury may involve defects in a machine or tool. A coworker may have acted recklessly or intentionally to cause injury. If a construction injury involves third party liability, our lawyers can help you evaluate the situation and determine the best way to pursue your rights.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Injured Construction Workers in Hawaii
The benefits you receive are meant to help with your needs following an injury. You may receive:
- Medical care including medical attention, hospitalization, surgery, supplies and prescriptions.
- Vocational rehabilitation to assist you in finding a new career.
- Replacement wage income up to 66 and 2/3% of your weekly wage, subject to a statutory maximum.
- Fair compensation if you are permanently disabled or disfigured. The amount you receive reflects the severity of the injury.
A weekly income benefit is payable if you are unable to work because of your injury. It’s important to review the calculation of your wage benefits because several factors may influence the amount. In addition, the determination of disability or disfigurement pay can be complex.
With your case being so important to you, it’s important to have a Hawaii construction accident lawyer review your benefits to ensure that you are receiving the correct amounts.
How do I get workers’ compensation for a Hawaii construction accident?
To get workers’ compensation for a Hawaii construction accident, report your injury to your employer and seek medical attention. You may use any care provider that agrees to participate in the workers’ compensation program. Be sure to follow instructions regarding your rest and medical care. Your employer must report the injury using a form if you miss work or seek medical attention beyond first aid.
If the insurance company doesn’t fairly pay your benefits, you may request a hearing. Our lawyers can represent you throughout the entire process.
Free Consultation with a Construction Accident Lawyer in Hawaii
Contact Recovery Law Center today for a free consultation with a Hawaii construction accident lawyer. There is no cost for a consultation. If you have been injured, let our lawyers help while you focus on your recovery and your life. We are committed to advocating for injured workers.
Call or message us today. We can start your case right away.