Nowadays, most work environments can be classified under two categories:
those that pose minor risks such as corporate offices, and those that
pose major risks such as construction sites. Although the federal government
requires that employers make sure that their workplace is the safest possible
for workers, not much can be done against the unexpected. Construction
workers are exposed to a variety of
construction accidents such as paralysis. This article discusses how workers’ compensation
law can help you get the best settlement possible.
Construction companies are very strict when it comes to enforcing federal
safety rules. For instance, any person working on a site, regardless of
their functions, is required to wear a hard-hat and a yellow construction
vest. But there's very little that these two items can do in preventing
falls from scaffolds or objects from hitting workers. The violence of
the accident often determines whether the worker gets paralyzed or killed
In most cases, work comp packages are calculated based on the ability of
the injured worker to recover, and resume a professional activity. But
in the event of paralysis, such a calculation is very difficult to perform.
Because paralysis leaves the employee permanently disabled, they are generally
entitled to lifetime compensation packages. The determination of the compensation
amount depends on several variables such as:
- Medical costs
- Lifetime care costs
- Federal minimum wage
- Salary's hourly rate
- The size of the worker's family
In workers’ compensation cases, it's very important to be represented
by an attorney, such as Odegaard Braukmann Law, who understands your situation
and has deep knowledge of your rights and related state laws.
contact us to know more about our services.