We have seen so many clients come in with severe injuries from a fall at a job site due to unmarked ditches, unsecured stairs, poorly installed scaffolding, and so much more.
Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) October 11, 2013
Staying current on the issues in workplace safety facing his clients, certified injury specialist Mark Breyer has completed a 30-hour Occupational Safety and Health Administration course. In doing so, Breyer adds an additional level of expertise not often associated with personal injury attorneys.
Why Construction Safety? Was it Construction or General?
His wife, injury lawyer Alexis Breyer, shared “We have seen so many clients come in with severe injuries from a fall at a job site due to unmarked ditches, unsecured stairs, poorly installed scaffolding, and so much more. We wanted to do more for those clients by knowing first-hand what safety procedures should have been followed in an ideal situation.”
Personal Injury and Worker’s Compensation
Many people have misconceptions about personal injury and worker’s compensation.
“An injury on a job site almost always means that that person is due worker’s compensation of some kind,” Mark said, “But there are instances where there could be a personal injury claim in addition to the worker’s compensation claim.”
Talking to a skilled personal injury attorney is the only way to know if there is a potential “3rd party” personal injury claim, but there are a few flags that could alert an injured person to the possibility:
- The injury was caused partially, or wholly, by a worker or different company than the company for whom the injured party works.
- The injury happened at an off-site location not belonging to the company for whom the injured party works.
- The general contractor is a different company than the one for whom the injured party works.
Of course, there are other factors that go into determining if a third party was in any way at fault for a worker’s injury; but hopefully these pointers will alert any injured victims to the possibility of an additional claim beyond worker’s compensation. There are many instances in which worker’s compensation does not take into consideration that the victim was working multiple jobs, or worked overtime or holiday pay, and may not pay fairly based off of this information, so knowing your options is very important to any injured victim.
Here to Help
As top-rated serious injury lawyers, the Husband and Wife Law Team, Mark and Alexis Breyer offer free consultations for injured victims and are happy to answer any questions without obligation. Having been in practice in Arizona since 1996, the Husband and Wife Law Team handle solely plaintiff injury cases consisting of construction accidents, motor vehicle crashes, pedestrian, bicycle, or motorcycle accidents, slip and fall incidents, and dog bite attacks.
Rated top 5 injury lawyer for the last two years in a row, attorney Mark Breyer is a certified specialist in personal injury and wrongful death law by the State Bar of Arizona. Both he and Alexis Breyer also have perfect 10/10, “superb” ratings by the attorney rating service, Avvo. The firm has been recognized as law firm of the month and voted best law team by a subsection of the Arizona Tribune. The attorneys also authored a book, the 13 Biggest Mistakes, which walks readers through some of the top mistakes made by individuals after an injury accident, which they offer for free to anyone who has been injured in Arizona. To request a copy of their free book, visit HusbandAndWifeLawTeam.com.