Whether you’re a construction worker or merely a bystander who has suffered injury as the result of a construction accident, you may be eligible to receive economic recovery for your losses. Our attorneys can help you understand your legal rights and determine a course of action.
Workers: When a construction accident causes harm to an employee, workers’ compensation laws will generally apply. There are, however, cases in which the worker can also obtain economic recovery from other parties who may be deemed liable such as companies that manufacture construction equipment that prove to be defective.
Bystanders: When an innocent bystander suffers injury as the result of a construction accident, he or she may also be eligible to recover damages by filing a personal injury claim.
When attempting to determine the liability for injuries sustained in a construction accident, it helps to understand each party’s responsibilities at the site
Any of the following parties may bear total or partial responsibility:
General and Sub-Contractors
Architects and Engineers
Manufacturers of Construction Machinery or Equipment
OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Act) compliance officer
Know Your Rights
If you have suffered injury as the result of a construction accident, you are responsible for proving your case against the liable party(s). This usually requires the help of a qualified attorney. It is always wise to seek competent legal counsel after a construction accident to ensure that your rights are protected, especially since a statute of limitations applies to all workers ' compensation and personal injury cases.