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One of the most dangerous occupations for on the job accidents is construction. Working in construction means that there are many immediate dangers that can cause short and long term problems. Workers' compensation will often cover many of your medical bills and up to two-thirds of your paycheck, but you may be entitled to more. Generally, since your employer is covered by workers' comp insurance, you may not sue them for additional damages. But since construction involves so many parties, you may be able to bring a lawsuit against the property owner, third-party contractors or equipment manufacturers. All of this depends on where the accident took place and what exactly happened. Your workers compensation lawyer will be able to guide you as to what damages you can claim and who you can sue.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|