As a construction site worker, you are exposed to a great number of hazards during your work. Most construction sites have very large equipment, dangerous materials, and can even have toxic chemicals.
If you’re injured on the job, you may have your employer try to have you sign a release. A release is a document that relieves their duty of offering you worker’s compensation or keeping them from being sued due to your injuries.
Your employer may offer to send you for immediate medical attention, send you home, give you time off, and even offer to pay your medical bills. This all sounds very nice and just what you need. But you don’t know the lengths and sacrifices you may have to overcome in the next coming months – or years – due to your injuries. You may suffer a permanent injury or at the least suffer something that keeps costing you money in medical bills. If you sign a release, you are unable to bring a claim against them and won’t be able to recover from the money this injury may cost you. Another good thing to remember is to not discuss your case with other people as well. This includes representatives from insurance companies and even people you know. These conversations can lead to a loss of coverage and compensation and also jeopardize your rights as an injured victim. Watch the video now to learn more.
To learn more about personal injury law, I encourage you to watch the video above and to explore our educational website. If you have legal questions, I want you to call me at (800) 800-9797. I welcome your call.