Posted On: July 21, 2009 by Breyer Law Offices

Tucson Man Electrocuted on Work Site

Too many Arizona construction workers suffer serious injuries without seeking aid from the best Arizona construction accident attorney because they don’t know their rights. All too often, those seriously hurt on the job look only to workers' compensation as the most direct remedy after on-the-job injuries.

However, workers' compensation does not pay full wages. Workers' compensation provides no money for the loss of enjoyment of life, pain, and other general damages available in a personal injury situation.

Though not every worksite injury merits a personal injury lawsuit, anyone impaired in an accident should take immediate steps to contact a lawyer who is aware of exceptions to the rule limiting compensation to workers' compensation claims only. And bringing a personal injury lawsuit against a negligent party does not prevent a workers' compensation claim-- many clients have utilized our expertise in construction accident law in Arizona to make sure they get compensation beyond workmen's comp payments.

For instance, on February 10, 2009 it was reported in an article that a 61 year old worker at a Tucson construction site was electrocuted while he was setting a pole near power lines. Whether this worker can bring a claim outside of workers' compensation is unknown, but we strongly encourage this worker and anyone else injured in Arizona construction accidents to seek out a Phoenix construction accident attorney to do a full analysis to indicate whether or not more money is available under the law to help them through such a terrible and tragic event.