Construction sites consistently rank among the most dangerous places to work across Missouri, including in largely suburban areas like Maryland Heights. If you were injured while doing construction work or visiting a construction site, you may have a uniquely confusing and challenging legal path ahead of you.

Fortunately, you have help available from supportive personal injury attorneys with experience handling situations much like yours successfully in the past. At OnderLaw, we treat every case we take on as a cause. Our reliable Maryland Heights construction accident lawyers can be steadfast allies from start to finish of your legal proceedings.

Who Could Be Liable for a Construction Injury?

Like most personal injury claims, filing suit over an accident on a construction site in Maryland Heights typically involves proving that one or more people were legally negligent. In practice, this means demonstrating through solid evidence that all the following criteria apply to your specific situation:

  • The responsible person owed you a duty of care. For example, construction workers have to obey site rules and follow safety precautions, and employers are expected to provide functional safety equipment; and
  • That person did something reckless, careless, or illegal which breached their duty of care; and
  • That breach of duty was the main and direct cause of an accident that likely wouldn’t have happened without the breach; and
  • That accident was the main and direct cause of your injury—or in some cases, occupational illness—requiring professional medical attention.

Recovering After a Construction Accident Through Workers’ Comp

Under Missouri state law, every construction company with one or more employees, including both full-time and part-time employees but not independent contractors, must provide workers’ comp insurance coverage for all their employees. This insurance should provide reimbursement for:

  • All reasonably necessary medical expenses stemming from a work-related injury or illness;
  • A significant portion of lost work wages during recovery; and
  • Possibly long-term benefits to make up for a permanent disability.

However, insurance companies are rarely on your side following serious injuries, and workers’ comp insurance providers are unfortunately no exception to this trend. Even if you follow all the proper procedures for reporting your injury and seek appropriate medical care, you’ll still need help from an experienced lawyer to ensure you get the benefits you deserve following a construction accident in Maryland Heights. Our dedicated team of attorneys at OnderLaw is prepared to take on greedy insurance companies and demand the proper payments you need and deserve.

Talk to a Maryland Heights Construction Accident Attorney Today

Construction workers perform vital but dangerous work, and any construction worker who gets hurt or sick on the job may have multiple options for seeking financial recovery. Without advocacy from an experienced legal professional, though, you may have trouble getting any compensation at all, let alone the full amount to which you should be entitled.

A Maryland Heights construction accident lawyer at our firm can fight on your behalf to hold your employer and anyone else who played a role in your accident responsible for your losses. Contact OnderLaw today to get the dedicated representation you deserve.