Who is responsible for a construction accident?

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During each work day, employees have tasks to complete. If they are injured, they may be unable to complete their responsibilities. For construction workers, their job can be especially difficult to complete if they are injured. Their jobs can be quite physical. It requires them to be in complete physical health. If they are involved in a construction accident where they are injured, they may be unable to do their job. For construction workers, they may face more dangerous conditions at work each day. Since they are dealing with dangerous equipment, it can cause an accident while they are working. It is important for construction workers to wear their safety equipment and maintain a safe working environment. When construction accidents occur, it does not mean that employees are responsible for their workplace accident or that their employer is responsible. If these employees wish to collect workers鈥 compensation, it can protect the employees and the employers in these situations. When workers鈥 compensation is collected, neither party is responsible for the accident.

Can a third party be involved?

A third party can be involved in a construction accident where someone is injured. The third party may have been the company that supplied the safety equipment or the equipment that the construction workers were using on their site. These companies can be blamed for an accident due to a defect with their product and held responsible for their involvement in the accident. If an injured individual seeks the liability of a third party, they are able to receive workers鈥 compensation previously. They may have to pay back the workers鈥 compensation they received if they win the lawsuit against the third party. In comparison, they are not able to sue their employer and collect workers鈥 compensation at the same time. They cannot collect workers鈥 compensation if they file a lawsuit against their employer.

How do I build my case?

After suffering from a workplace accident, it is best to receive medical attention that documents your injuries and their extent. This can be used in your case to prove the responsibility of another party. This can help show the seriousness of your injuries and how it has made you unable to perform your job duties. It may be able to prove you are eligible to collect workers鈥 compensation. Workers鈥 compensation is beneficial for injured workers because it can give them compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages and lost future wages.

At Mark L. Bodner, P.C., we are committed to guiding clients through each step of the medical malpractice claims process. Our firm understands how traumatic it can be when you become a victim of medical malpractice. We are prepared to fight on your behalf to help you recover a maximum compensation award. Contact our firm today.