Construction accidents are all too common. In fact, workers in the construction industry face some of the harshest working conditions in the nation. After an accident you should first be concerned with treating your medical conditions, but after those have been resolved or are on their way to being resolved you may find yourself with many questions. You may be wondering how you are going to pay for your medical bills, how you will earn an income, or how you will be able to provide for your family.
After an accident, the last thing you should be worried about is having your questions answered. At the Law Practice of Ken Kieklak, we have devoted over twenty years to answering these questions and more.
Common Question after a Construction Injury
- How long will it take for my case to resolve? When a construction worker or any worker is injured they often want to know how long it will take for their case to be resolved. However, this is often a question that does not have an exact answer. That is because each personal injury and each case, in general, is different and unique. There are several factors that you must take into account when you are filing an injury case. A factor that can impact how long it will take your case to settle will first depend on how long it will take for you to complete your medical treatment. In addition to the length of time, it will take for you to complete your treatment, the type and complexity of your injury will also greatly affect the length of time it will take to resolve your case. Finally, how the attorneys and importantly the opposing side interacts with you and your attorney can take a case from being resolved in a few months to a long drawn out process that can take years. However, that is why it is important to work with a construction accident attorney who not only has experience in the field, but also who is committed to helping injured workers. For more than 20 years The Law Practice of Ken Kieklak has represented injured workers throughout Arkansas.
- Do I have to go to court? Going to court is often a scary prospect for many people. Most people have an idea of what it is like to go to court based on what they have seen from television and the movies. However, just because you have a lawsuit before the court does not mean that you need to be ready to go to court. There are many reasons why a case will not go to the actual courtroom. The first and most obvious are that the case will be settled, this is often the goal of the defense, and can often work out more favorably for the injured party. One of the risks of going to court no matter how sure you are that you will win your case is that the court will not agree with your arguments, and the gavel will come down on the other side.
- Who will pay for my medical bills? In many cases, medical bills are paid by health insurance and medical coverage companies. In those cases, the health insurance will pay for your medical bills during the course of your treatment. However, in the event that you do not have health insurance or there is a problem with the insurance process, which is often the case, then the doctors, hospitals, clinics, and rehabilitation facilities will receive payment when you receive payment from your case.
- What is the value of my case? This is another question that is on top of the list of an injured worker, however, it is also a question that does not have an easy answer. While there are certain expenses that are easy to calculate, such as the cost you incurred because of broken arms, there are many other expenses and forms of compensation that you may be entitled to that are not as easy to calculate. For example, you may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, for emotional distress, for physical impairment, and for disfigurement. This can make it hard to put an exact number that an injured construction worker can expect to receive. In addition, some other factors that can affect how much money you could potentially receive would be the severity and complexity of your injuries. Furthermore, if you are no longer able to work you may be able to recover for future loss of earnings. Therefore, while you may be desperate to know how much money you would be able to receive after an accident, there is not always a clear answer.
You may have many other questions for your attorney, and that is okay. We understand how important these questions are for you after a construction accident. That is why you should consider working with an attorney who not only has experience working with injured workers and injured construction workers but who has been committed to treating each case with diligence and with you in mind.
Injured in a Construction Accident? Contact a Personal Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one has been hurt by the negligence or careless actions of another party, you do not have to suffer with the consequences on your own. You may be able to seek compensatory damages. To speak with an experienced Fayetteville AR personal injury lawyer, call the Law Practice of Ken Kieklak at (479) 316-0438, or contact us online.
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