Las Vegas Construction Accident Lawyer
There is always some form of construction happening in Las Vegas. From new homes to multi-billion-dollar hotels, the city’s construction industry always seems busy. But as we all know, construction is a dangerous profession, even for those who have been on the job for years. And when construction accidents do occur, the results can be catastrophic for workers and their families.
At Cameron Law, PLLC, our experienced Las Vegas construction accident lawyers represent injured workers who need help in seeking workers’ compensation benefits. We can also help you in pursuing other potential avenues for compensation, including lawsuits against third parties whose negligence may have contributed to your accident. We understand this is a difficult time for you and your family, which is why we will make every effort to ensure you are fairly compensated for your losses.
Workers’ Compensation Will Not Always Protect You
When a construction worker is injured on the job, they typically cannot file a personal injury lawsuit against their employer. The reason for this is that Nevada’s workers’ compensation system is supposed to provide them with certain benefits instead. These are “no-fault” benefits, so you do not have to prove your employer did anything wrong to collect them.
Workers’ compensation benefits include coverage for your medical treatment and care following a construction accident, as well as temporary and permanent disability benefits if you are unable to return to work. In many cases, a worker can also receive vocational rehabilitation benefits if they require training for a new job.
Now, workers’ compensation only protects construction workers who are classified as “employees.” If you are an independent contractor, you may still be able to sue a negligent employer for a construction accident. Additionally, workers’ compensation does not protect non-employer third parties. For example, if you were injured in a construction accident caused by a defective piece of equipment, you could still sue the manufacturer independently of workers’ compensation.
And even when it comes to workers’ compensation, your employer–or more often, their insurance carrier–may drag their feet when it comes to actually paying benefits. They may try and pressure you into accepting a settlement for less than the full value of your claim. In particular, the insurance companies often count on the fact that an injured worker is desperate for income and will thus accept anything they are offered. This is where having an experienced attorney by your side can make a substantial difference for you and your family’s financial security.
Contact Cameron Law Today
Construction accidents often require an extended investigation, especially when there is potential third-party liability. A qualified Las Vegas construction accidents lawyer can help ensure that no stone is left unturned when it comes to determining who may be legally liable for your injuries. So if you need legal advice or representation following a serious accident, contact Cameron Law, PLLC, today to schedule a free initial consultation with a member of our personal injury team.