Wrapping up our blog series Construction Site Accident Compensation: FAQs, below we will respond to some final common questions about construction site accident cases.
If you have additional questions not answered herein or are ready for more specific answers regarding your situation, contact Cederberg Law today.
Q – What are punitive damages and how do I know if they apply in my case?
A – Punitive damages refer to compensation that can be awarded by the court in order to punish some party for its negligent behavior. Although punitive damages are not always an option (and although some courts, judges and juries are put off by the notion of punitive damages), they can be:
- Far greater (in amount) than compensatory damages, which is the compensation awarded to try to repay victims for their injuries and losses
- Powerful negotiation tools, as companies and/or people facing the possibility of having punitive damages requested may be far more willing to work out a deal prior to a trial (as it may be in their best interests to settle without leaving it up to the court to decide on punitive damages in the case).
Whether punitive damages can be requested in a construction site accident case will depend on the specifics of the case, so you are encouraged to consult with a Denver construction site accident lawyer at Cederberg Law for more answers regarding what you can expect from your case.
Q – How long will it take to resolve my construction site accident case?
A – As with many of the answers in these FAQs, it depends. Every case is different, and how long it takes to resolve a case will inherently depend on the specifics of that case. Generally, some of the factors that can lead to these cases taking longer to resolve include (but are not necessarily limited to):
- Insurers disputing the nature and/or severity of a person’s construction site accident injuries
- Insurers disputing that the injuries occurred as a result of an accident on the construction site
- Third parties being involved in the case (such as when contractors, subcontractors and/or vendors may be named as defendants in construction site accident cases).
Typically, people pursuing compensation for construction site accident injuries should not expect that their case will be wrapped up immediately. Instead, they should be prepared to have to go through a process that, depending in the facts and specifics of their accident, could end up taking months to resolve.
Q – Do I need an attorney for help getting construction site accident compensation?
A – Yes! The facts of the matter are that:
- Obtaining compensation after a construction site accident can be complicated and challenging, especially when dealing with insurers, the workers’ compensation system, strict deadlines, complicated paperwork, etc.
- Insurers can be looking for ways to undercut compensation to injured people, so it’s best that these people have an advocate on their side.
- Working with an experienced lawyer like the Denver construction site accident lawyer at Cederberg Law can give you the best chances of obtaining the full amount of compensation to which you are entitled.
Contact a Denver Construction Site Accident Lawyer at Cederberg Law
If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction site accident, contact a Denver construction site accident lawyer at Cederberg Law. To meet with us at no cost or obligation to you, call us at 303-499-0449 or email us using the contact form on this page.
In addition to offering free initial consults and contingency fee options, our lawyers make hospital visits to ensure that you have access to the legal support you need – whenever you need it.