In some cases, construction accidents may cause little or no harm. Unfortunately, many construction accidents can cause terrible injuries, leaving anyone on or even near a construction site struggling to recover. When a construction site accident occurs, the owners architects, and manufacturers of equipment can at times be held responsible for inadequate safety provisions. The general contractor and all subcontractors are also all required to provide a reasonably safe work site, to warn of any hazards at the site and work activities, to hire safe and careful employees, to coordinate job safety and to supervise compliance with safety specifications, rules and regulations.
Manufacturers of construction equipment are responsible for designing and maintaining safe products. Defective or dangerous products may include scaffolding, cranes, power tools, derricks, hoists, conveyors, woodworking tools, ladders, winches, trucks, graters, scrapers, tractors, bulldozers, forklifts, back hoes, heavy equipment, boilers, pressure vessels, gas detectors and other types of construction equipment.
It is important to understand your rights following a construction accident. Whether you are an injured worker or a mourning family member who has lost a loved one, legal team is here to help. In New Yew, if you are injured while performing daily work tasks, you are eligible to file a workers’ compensation claim.The benefits provided through workers’ compensation can include :
- Full coverage of medical costs.
- Partial compensation for lost wages.
- Potential disability benefits.
- Death benefits
These benefits can also include cash benefits, supplement benefits, durable medical goods benefits, pharmacy benefits, and many others. In cases where negligence is involved – whether on your part or your employer’s – you are still entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. However, this may be the only legal avenue that allows you to pursue compensation from your employer in most cases.
If a third party, such as an equipment manufacturer, grossly negligent supervisor, or maintenance company was in some way responsible for your accident, you could pursue a lawsuit against them in addition to your workers’ compensation claim. This allows for a wider compensation than typical compensation claims for work-related accidents.
However, it is important to remember that you are not alone. When you bring a lawsuit forward against a third-party, you may be able to recover additional damages to those you can recover from a workers’ compensation claim. Our skilled attorney has the knowledge, skill and expertise to help you resolve your case. Allow our firm to review your case and work with you to recover maximum compensation for your injuries, we will help you fight for the compensation you need to cover medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering resulting from injuries incurred through construction site accidents.