Unfortunately for construction site workers, injuries are an all too common occurrence. In some cases, the only recourse for injured workers is to pursue a claim for workers’ compensation. In other cases, however, an injured worker may have a claim against a third party. To have such a claim, the third party must have owed you a duty and failed to fulfill that obligation. The third-party’s negligence must also have directly caused your injury.
Seven Causes of Construction Site Injuries Leading to Third-Party Claims
How can a third party cause an injury at a construction site? The following are seven examples of potential injuries and causes that could potentially give rise to a claim against a third party:
- A fall from scaffolding
- A fall from a ladder
- Defective equipment
- Lifting injuries
- Accidents involving trucks or other construction site vehicles
- Injuries caused by falling debris
- Cuts and abrasions caused by unguarded or improperly cared for equipment
If you were injured on the jobsite, it is important not to automatically assume that your only recourse for compensation is a workers’ compensation claim. This is especially important because the expenses relating to the injury may be substantial. Determining whether you may have a claim against a third party after a construction site injury is not an easy task for those unfamiliar with the unique laws relating to this industry. Fortunately, we can help. We have assisted many injured construction workers to obtain the compensation that they deserve. We encourage you to learn more by checking out our client testimonials page today.