There are many types of workers that are injured in construction accidents. These are roofers, laborers, iron workers, and many others. These workers may receive severe injuries to the elbows, knees, shoulders, arms, back, neck, or a combination of these injuries. These may occur from a slip and fall, falling from a scaffold, defective machinery, or other types of occurrences. In these instances, an individual may not only have a workers’ compensation claim, but also a lawsuit against a negligent third party. Those individuals who lose time from work due to their injury would be entitled to lost wage payments and medical care from an insurance company.