Alabama Road Construction Accidents
Highway workers in Alabama are often exposed to significant dangers and workers’ compensation does not offer sufficient protection for them or their families. Road construction season has officially begun in North Alabama. Orange barrels can be seen up and down I65 and many area highways. This is not just an inconvenience for drivers but a hazardous situation for highway workers.
Orange barrels line County Line Road in Madison. Drivers trying to get to work and get their children to school must keep an eye out for workers on the side of the road. Construction is already a dangerous job, and these highway workers are exposed to additional risk each day. The potential for death from a speeding or distracted driver in a construction zone is a real concern.
It is important to remember to pay attention to highway workers and lower your speeds. Penalties or fines are often doubled in construction zones, and can include jail time.
Workers’ compensation benefits are paid to families of employees killed on-the-job in Alabama. These include 500 weeks of lost wages. Spouses are not automatically entitled to wage loss benefits. It is possible for a person to get killed on-the-job and their family get burial expenses only. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a construction zone accident in Alabama, you should contact an attorney immediately. Our attorneys never charge a fee to evaluate a construction zone or workers compensation case. If you have questions, call us now. Construction Zone Call 256-534-3435 or 256-350-7200. We can help