As any construction site worker knows, accidents are abound on the job site. These injuries often lead to significant medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. Unfortunately, victims are limited to workers’ compensation benefits when it comes to actions against their employer or co-workers. This may not be the only potential source for compensation, however. Victims may have grounds for a personal injury claim if the negligence of a third party is to blame for their injuries.
Requirements for a Successful Third-Party Injury Claim
If a third party caused your injury, you may have a personal injury claim if you can satisfy the following criteria:
- The person owed you a duty to be careful
- The person did not fulfill this duty
- You were injured as a result
- Your injury was caused by the other person’s failure to fulfill the duty that they owed you
Personal injury claims are often a way for a victim to obtain additional compensation for their losses after an accident.
Third Parties Who May Be Responsible for Your Injury
What are some examples of third parties who could potential be responsible for a worksite injury? The following are three examples:
- A different subcontractor who is working on the same job
- The manufacturer of a defective tool or product used on the job
- A delivery truck driver or the company that owns the truck
If you are considering a third-party personal injury claim after an injury suffered on a construction site, it is important to act quickly. Personal injury claims are subject to a statute of limitations just like most other types of legal claims. For this reason, it is crucial to seek assistance from an experienced legal professional as soon as possible after your accident. Our team has helped many clients obtain the compensation that they deserve. We encourage you to check out our many client testimonials for more information.