Construction workers face one of the most dangerous work environments. Their work makes them susceptible to work site accidents as well as injuries from simple wear and tear on the body.
They also face the challenge of working in an ever-changing work environment. Every day construction workers may be asked to carry out their duties in a physical space that changes as the construction itself progresses. New trenches may have been dug. New wiring may be in place. To remain safe, a construction worker must be aware of the changes that occur on a site and adapt his or her behavior accordingly.
Workers also face risk from using heavy machinery and power tools such as:
- Front-end loaders
- Trenching equipment
- Dump trucks
- Welding equipment
Help When You Are Hurt On The Job
At the law office of Mark L. Chipokas PC, I help injured construction workers protect their rights by working to maximize the amount they recover in workers’ compensation benefits.
After an on-the-job injury, a construction worker may be unable to return to work or return to the same position. Injured workers are not obligated to return to the same job. Firing a worker because he or she was injured is known as a retaliatory discharge and is illegal.
I am dedicated to helping injured construction workers secure the full amount of medical and financial support the workers’ compensation system is designed to provide.
Contact Attorney Mark L. Chipokas
If you are injured in a construction accident, you need to recover all of the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve. In Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, I am among the most experienced lawyers you can enlist to help achieve that. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 319-366-7888 or contact my office online.