A personal injury accident, in Arizona’s construction industry or anywhere else, is always a difficult time for the injured victim. In addition to pain and suffering, construction workers often are out of work, which can bring great emotional and financial stress to the entire family. Thankfully, injured workers do have rights in Arizona.
In general, an injured construction worker has two (2) types of remedies when injured at work. The remedies are not mutually exclusive, meaning that in some instances, an injured worker can pursue both means of recovery. First, if injured while in the scope of your job, the Arizona worker’s compensation laws will apply. This is meant to provide payment for all medical care determined to be reasonable, and related to the on the job injury. Worker’s com will also provide a portion (but not all) of your lost wages while you are out of work.
The second remedy, although not as immediate as worker’s compensation, is to bring a claim or lawsuit against the person or entity responsible for causing your injuries. This is not allowed in all instances, and an experienced Arizona personal injury accident attorney can explain the system in greater detail and help you weigh your options.
An experienced Arizona personal injury accident attorney can help you understand the best avenues of recovery for your injuries. Additionally, the time limitations are different for differing circumstances, so it is crucial to know your rights early on. For instance, if you have received any worker’s compensation assistance (medical bills or lost wages), Arizona law provides you only one (1) year to bring a claim against the person or entity that caused your injuries. Otherwise, the statute of limitations is generally two (2) years. There can sometimes be difficult issues. An experienced Arizona personal injury accident attorney can assist you in making the proper determinations.
It is crucial to understand that when a claim exists and what rights you have when you are injured on the job. It is important to have the guidance of an Arizona personal injury accident attorney with extensive experience, in to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve. To speak with a professional attorney who specializes in helping injured construction workers, call Zachar Law Firm at (602) 494-4800 or visit www.ZacharAssociates.com.