The Colorado construction market has seen “unprecedented growth” for the last decade. As a result of that growth, that has been a rise in the number of construction sites littered across the Mile High City.
But, sadly, with a rise in construction sites comes a rise in construction-related accidents. Whether you or a loved one experienced a construction accident due to doing work on the site or were simply passing through, you may have the right to compensation due to your injuries.
At Eley Law Firm, we work with Denver construction accident victims to help them recover what they deserve from an accident. Contact us today to get your free, no-obligation construction accident case review.
Determining eligibility to either recover damages or receive workers’ compensation benefits largely depends on the relationship of the injured party with the employing organization or property owner.
The following relationships will likely have different legal outcomes for all those involved:
Understanding the legal nuances arising from the above situations is precisely why it’s so valuable to hire a trusted Denver construction accident lawyer, like those at Eley Law Firm.
An employee at a Denver construction site may be eligible for workers’ compensation if the following conditions are met, as outlined by the Colorado Workers’ Compensation Act 8-41-301(1):
If these two conditions are met, an injured construction worker can file a claim utilizing their employing company’s workers’ compensation insurance. Our mining worker injury attorneys work closely with you to determine the maximum settlement you can receive for your injuries.
If you are classified as an independent contractor and are injured on a construction site during your services, you would likely not have legal recourse under Colorado’s Workers’ Compensation Act.
However, that does not necessarily mean you cannot receive compensation. For example:
At Eley Law Firm, we understand the devastating impact a construction accident can have on your life, and our catastrophic workplace injury lawyers can help.
Don’t suffer in silence – get in touch today to schedule a free consultation and get the legal help you need to move forward. We are here to fight for you every step of the way.