Work Site Injuries: Know Your Rights
What happens if you are injured on the job? Who is responsible for your medical bills, your lost wages, your lost future wages, your pain and suffering, or, in the most severe case, the loss of a family provider? Finding answers is not easy, that is why you should consider a construction accident lawyer. The attorneys at Bochetto & Lentz have extensive experience in recovering full compensation for those who are significantly and permanently injured on the job as a result of third-party negligent conduct.
Each year thousands of construction workers are injured or killed in construction site accidents. Generally, employees who are injured on the job cannot bring a lawsuit against their employer (even if their employer was negligent). Their recourse is primarily through the filing of a workers’ compensation claim against their employer. Although workers’ compensation will provide payment of medical expenses and some lost wages, in many instances, it is insufficient to fully and adequately compensate the injured worker.
In some circumstances, however, the employee can bring a claim against a third party (not the employer) who may have been responsible for the accident. Especially in the construction industry there are many other individuals or entities that could have been responsible for an accident. For example, the owners, architects, general contractors or subcontractors may have failed to provide a reasonably safe site, failed to conduct proper safety inspections, failed to provide proper safety warnings, failed to provide safety training or policies, or failed to abide by proper safety regulations, including OSHA regulations.
Manufactures of construction equipment may also have been responsible for the occurrence of an accident by failing to properly design their products. Defective or dangerous products may include scaffolding, cranes, power tools, derricks, hoists, conveyors, ladders, forklifts, back hoes, boilers , pressure vessels, gas detectors, and other types of construction equipment.
In the context of third-party construction negligence claims, the construction lawyers at Bochetto & Lentz have the experience and expertise to ensure that responsible parties are held accountable and that injured workers and their families are fully compensated.
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