Construction zone accidents in Alabama happen more frequently than many people may believe. When a worker is injured or killed in one of these collisions, workers' compensation insurance benefits typically apply. These important, state-regulated insurance benefits are designed to cover an injured worker's medical bills and related costs while on the mend, plus provide a lost income package so they can focus on getting better and returning to work. Moreover, those crashes that result from the negligence of a passing driver may also result in third party claims for personal injury or wrongful death under our state's personal injury laws.
Recently, a collision occurred in Huntsville on South Memorial Parkway. A man that was in the midst of road work was struck by a passing van. Though he is expected to survive, the driver of the van was arrested on unspecified charges. The nature of the worker's injuries was not disclosed. Beyond the compensation benefits, the worker also has the right to pursue a claim for personal injuries against the accused driver, including any pain and suffering endured as a result of the collision.