Construction sites are dangerous places both for workers and for visitors. Heavy machinery, ladders, scaffolding and unfinished structures are just a few of the hazards that can be found on a construction site. Unfortunately, construction site accidents are not uncommon. These accidents can cause serious injuries or even deaths. If you or a loved one has been involved in a construction accident, you should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney. Construction liability cases can be complicated, and you’ll need to hire a lawyer familiar with these types of cases. The attorneys at Ankin Law Office have years of experience handling construction liability case.
Determine Fault in Construction Accident
When someone is injured at a construction worksite there may be more than one responsible party. Potential defendants in a construction liability lawsuit include:
- Construction site owners
- Site architects
- General contractors
- Equipment suppliers
- Equipment manufacturers
- Construction managers
To determine who may be liable for a construction accident, consult with at skilled personal injury attorney.
Construction Liability and Workers’ Compensation
If you are employed at the construction site where your accident occurred and the responsible party is your employer, you may be limited to a workers’ compensation claim for your injuries. Workers’ compensation law restricts the amount of recovery available to workers who are injured on the job and prohibits employees from suing their employers. If, however, another party shares responsibility for your accident, you may have a third-party cause of action in addition to your workers’ compensation claim. In order to get the maximum recovery for your injuries, you must pursue all avenues of compensation.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a construction accident, contact us to discuss your case at a free consultation. Our firm has the resources and capacity to pursue construction liability cases of all sizes, and our attorneys have the skill and experience to get the compensation you deserve.