Construction is notorious for being one of the most dangerous industries to work. Although technology has improved construction equipment and safety gear and regulations are in place that are meant to protect the safety and well-being of construction workers, the field is still inherently dangerous.
Worker’s compensation may provide injured construction workers with a measure of relief after an on-the-job injury, but these benefits rarely cover the total cost of a serious injury. If an employer was negligent in any way, that employer may be held liable in a personal injury lawsuit. In many cases, workers can recover damages for their injuries from partially or completely responsible parties, even if they are not their employer. If a worker is hurt due to factors other than job safety, such as defective tools or equipment, the injured worker may be able to file a personal injury claim against the manufacturer. The responsible party may be held liable for damages, including medical bills, loss of wages, and pain and suffering.
If you or anyone you know has been injured in a construction accident, contact Qualified Counsel to get the right attorney to handle your case.