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Types of Compensation for Construction Accidents

Working in construction is a dangerous proposition with accident and fatality rates that are higher for construction workers than for most other types of employees. Even when precautions are taken and an employer is following all OSHA regulations, construction accidents can still happen. If you are injured on the job doing construction in Escondido, you might need a construction accident attorney.

When you are injured in a construction accident, your rights to financial compensation for your injuries may entitle you to seek compensation. You can often file workers’ compensation claims for the cost of your injures, both financial and non-financial, including:

  • Medical bills
  • Rehabilitation treatment
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages and the ability to earn a wage
  • Employment retraining or re-education
  • Lost extremities
  • Lost relationships
  • Lost enjoyment of hobbies or recreation

Compensatory damages are awarded to an injured claimant based on how much financial loss the court determines is a result of your accident, trying to cover the cost financially and help you recover physically and emotionally. There are also punitive damages the court can award, which are in addition to any compensatory damages and are usually awarded in order to punish a negligent defendant and to act as a preventive measure to the same defendant and others in the same business.

If you have suffered injuries on a construction site, and you want an experienced Escondido construction accident attorney to assess your case, contact The Rubenstein Law Group today at (855) 365-9955 to schedule a consultation.