Construction work is the most dangerous work around Highland, Indiana. More workers are injured or killed doing construction work than any other job in the country. When a construction worker is injured on the job, the normal course of action is to file a workers’ compensation claim. Almost all workers believe that workers’ compensation is their sole and exclusive remedy when they’re hurt on the job. Sometimes that’s true, and sometimes that’s not true.

If an electrician falls off of his ladder, his only remedy for his injuries may be the Workers’ Compensation Act. If he gets knocked off of his ladder by a negligent iron worker employed by another company, then something called third party liability can exist. If there’s a third party liability case, the Highland construction accident lawyer can also sue in a court of law while the workers’ compensation claim is pending.

The third party liability case might be the preferable case because damages in the third party case aren’t limited in the same way as they are by workers’ compensation laws. The workers’ compensation act doesn’t contemplate damages elements like pain and suffering and loss of companionship or society. It also imposes limits on how much an injured worker can get. There are typically no limits on third party cases.

The law doesn’t permit a double recovery for an injury though. A workers’ compensation lien ordinarily exists over any sums paid to or on behalf of the injured worker. Those sums are required to be paid out of any third party recovery, but the experienced construction accident attorney knows how to maximize the recovery for the injured worker. David W. Holub is experienced and aggressive, and many Highland clients have sought him out to be their construction accident lawyer. If you’ve been hurt in a construction accident, contact the Law Offices of David W. Holub right away. He’ll work hard to seek to maximize your recovery.

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