Help For Injured Construction Workers
Even the safest worker on a construction site can be hurt in an accident that was out of their control. If you have injuries from a construction accident, you deserve to get compensation for your injuries, lost income and other related costs. Unfortunately, obtaining workers’ compensation is not always easy, and you may need help to get your deserved benefits.
At Matthew Hawley, Attorney at Law, we help construction workers in the greater Cleveland area with their workers’ compensation claims. Using his experience and knowledge, Matthew will fight to get your deserved compensation so that you can focus on recovering and moving forward with your life.
Construction Accident Attorney -- Types of Injuries
Matthew Hawley, Attorney at Law has a long history of helping construction workers obtain compensation no matter the cause of their injuries. He will help you calculate the full cost of your recovery and the long-term effects of your injuries. Matthew works to get his injured clients compensation for their immediate and long-term needs.
We help construction workers who have injuries from many types of accidents, including those caused by:
- An employer’s failure to follow safety standards
- Improperly constructed and collapsed scaffolding
- Falls from ladders, buildings and other heights
- Shocks from poorly maintained and improperly installed electrical work
- Exposure to hazardous materials and gases
- Falling objects, such as tools or hardware
- Heavy construction equipment, such as a forklift or dump truck
A 2017 report from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) showed that deaths in the construction industry account for over 20% of all worker deaths. If your loved one died because of a construction accident, Matthew Hawley, Attorney at Law will find those responsible and hold them accountable for their actions.
Independent Contractors And Workers’ Compensation
Many employers classify construction workers as independent contractors. In Ohio, independent contractors are not eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Even if your employer classified you as an independent contractor, you may actually be an employee in the eyes of the law. Matthew Hawley, Attorney at Law will investigate if your employer misclassified you as a contractor and, if you were misclassified, fight to get your deserved compensation.
Even if you are an independent contractor, may still have option after a workplace accident. You may be able to pursue a personal injury claim or a third-party liability claim depending on the circumstances of the accident. Matthew will investigate all avenues of potential compensation find the best possible solution.
We encourage you to contact us with any questions or comments you may have. Please call our office or use the quick contact form below.