Construction workers face a great deal of danger, particularly a construction site injury. In most cases, workers’ compensation is a viable option for a construction site injury. Laws related to workers’ compensation ensure workers injured in the course of their employment be paid for the damages. These laws also protect the injured worker’s Employer from lawsuits.
WHAT IS A CONSTRUCTION SITE INJURY
Other workers or subcontractors on a construction site may have contributed to the injury, and they would not be immune from lawsuits. Under the Workers Compensation Law, a construction site is a complicated place. Since one or more non-employers could be responsible for injuries, which parties are liable following a serious construction injury?
This is a complicated question to answer. The fact is there are a lot of contractors and subcontractors involved in the site’s daily activities.
HERE ARE A FEW PARTIES THAT COULD BE INVESTIGATED FOR LIABILITY REASONS:
Owner of the construction site
- The project’s owner and the landowner could be liable for your injuries. Depending on the amount of control he or she has passed over to the project’s general contractor.
General contractors and subcontractors
- The general contractor is in charge of the entire site. He/she organizes the subcontractors so that the project completes in a safe manner.
- The general contractor’s responsibility is to keep the site safe. Informing workers on-site about hazards, dangers, and defects.
- Subcontractors must keep their work areas safe.
Architects and engineers
- An architect or engineer creates an unstable design or fails to oversee the actions of other workers to ensure that they are building.
Construction equipment and tool manufacturers
- Construction workers use a wide range of tools and equipment on a site. The tools become defective as a result of careless manufacturing and poor design.
WERE YOU HURT ON A JOB SITE?
Your injury at a construction site could allow you to pursue more than a workers’ compensation claim. Workers’ compensation may be satisfactory for covering the costs of your medical care and time spent out of work. However when other parties are liable, you have the ability to pursue additional damages by filing a personal injury claim.
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