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July 12, 2020

Can I File a Personal Injury Claim for My New Orleans Construction Accident?

Construction accidents can happen on both a small and large scale. Because construction sites have many moving parts and many employees, it takes only a small mistake for catastrophic injuries to occur. Although most employers in New Orleans carry workers compensation insurance to protect employees after a construction accident, there are specific circumstances in which you can take legal action.

If you aren’t familiar with the legal process, having the support of a New Orleans construction accident lawyer from Smiley Law Firm, LLC can be helpful. It’s sometimes difficult to determine whether your construction accident qualifies for a personal injury settlement. Our team can assess your case and give you advice on how best to move forward.

When a Third Party Causes Your Construction Accident

The key to knowing whether you can file a personal injury claim for your New Orleans construction accident is to determine who caused your construction accident. Workers compensation insurance protects employers from liability in most cases, but if a third party caused your construction accident, then you may have grounds for a lawsuit.

For example, if a defective product injured you on the construction site, then a product manufacturer or a material supplier may be liable for your injuries. If you fell on a job site, the property owner may be liable. It’s also possible that the general contractor or subcontractors are liable for your accident if their negligence led to your injuries.

Reach Out to a New Orleans Construction Accident Attorney

If you aren’t sure whether workers compensation covers your construction accident injury or whether you have a viable personal injury claim, reach out to a New Orleans construction accident lawyer from Smiley Law Firm, LLC. We have the experience necessary to help you. 

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