If you were recently injured at a construction zone and are seeking compensation for your injuries, look no further. By filing a personal injury claim, you could receive repayment from the responsible party for your medical bills, lost wages, and suffering.
Personal injury claims can be tricky, so it is best to speak with a personal injury attorney prior to filing.
However, if you’d like to get started on your own, you can begin by sending a demand letter to the construction company’s insurance.
Demand letters are formal documents that explain:
- Your accident
- Your injuries
- Your requested compensation
They also include official documentation of any bills and receipts that support your claim.
Because demand letters contain so much important information, it is vital that they are organized properly.
Sample Demand Letter for a Construction Site Accident
To guarantee that your demand letter is well-crafted and professional, follow the template below.
[Your City, State, and Zip Code]
[Name of the Claims Adjuster]
[Their Job Title]
Address of the Insurance Company]
[City, State, and Zip Code of the Insurance Company]
Re: Your Insured, [Name of the Defendant]
Claimant: [Your Full Legal Name]
Claim Number: (Only include this number if a claim number has already been assigned to you, and you have already been contacted about the matter.)
Date of Loss: [Date of Incident in which the Bus Accident Took Place]
Dear Mr./Mrs.[Name of Claims Adjuster],
In response to our previous correspondence on August 13, 2015, please accept this letter as my formal demand for compensation following the injuries sustained due to your insured, Gilbane Construction Company.
As you know, I was walking to work when I was struck by a large bucket that fell outside of the construction safety zone, badly injuring my forehead. Gilbane Construction Company’s failure to secure an accurate safety zone and prevent such accidents from happening directly resulted in my injuries. It is for these reasons that I am requesting compensation for my injuries, medical bills, lost wages, and permanent scarring.
Around 7:30 AM on July 10, 2015, I was walking north along A St. in Boston’s South End. There was construction on my side of the street, demarcated by a chainlink fence and orange construction signs, so I made sure to stay far from the boundaries. Despite my precautions, as I was walking by the construction site, a large falling bucket suddenly struck me on the forehead, causing me to stagger into a nearby tree. The edge of the bucket cut a gash on my forehead which began to bleed profusely, causing me to become faint and disoriented.
I was immediately taken by ambulance to Tufts Medical Center, where I was seen by Dr. Ian Wright. After receiving four stitches for my head wound, Dr. Wright diagnosed me with a concussion and prescribed me [name the medication] for the pain. I was not only told to take two weeks off of work to recover from the concussion and head pain, but that even with treatment, the gash on my forehead would most likely become a permanent scar.
Here are attached my medical bills, which further outline the cost of my treatment.
- Ambulance: $314.00/em>
- Tufts Medical Center: $290.00
- Dr. Ian Wright: $429.00/em>
- Stitches and Head Treatment: $130.00/em>
- Prescription Pain Medication: $60.00/em>
- Scar Treatment Cream: $45.00/em>
- TOTAL: $1,268.00
Due to the negligence of Gilbane Construction company, I lost $1800.00 of my weekly salary wages during my two week recovery. I am also left with a permanent forehead scar, which will continue to affect my quality of life. It is for these reasons that I am demanding compensation in the amount of $9,000.
I hope to receive a timely response in no later than 30 days from the date of this correspondence.
[Your Name – printed]
When demanding compensation, request more than the total of your medical bills and lost wages. This ensures that, even if negotiations take place later in the process, you can still receive a fair amount.
Getting Help from an Attorney
In a personal injury case, no one is better suited to help fight for you than a personal injury attorney. They can assess your situation, file paperwork, negotiate with insurance companies, and provide you the best chance possible for receiving compensation.
If you have any questions or are interested in filing a personal injury claim, speak with an attorney today.