If you work in construction, you know how complicated and potentially dangerous work sites can be. In addition to working with heavy machinery, electricity or tall scaffolding, you may interact with employees and managers from several different companies.
After a work-related injury, you may be able to receive payment for medical bills, lost income and more through your employer’s workers’ compensation policy. However, if a third party was at fault, you may also be eligible to receive compensation from the person or company who contributed to your injury.
What are “third parties” on construction sites?
Your job and work site may involve employees from other companies as well as many types of specialized equipment. Machinery manufacturers, contractors, subcontractors and property owners are all examples of third parties involved in construction work.
What are some specific examples of third-party negligence?
Specific examples of third parties who may be legally responsible for injuries include:
- Subcontractors whose faulty work creates an injury risk
- General contractors who neglect safety issues on the job site
- Equipment providers who supply defective or poorly maintained machinery or tools
- Property owners who fail to maintain a safe work site
Why file a personal injury claim after a construction injury?
If your injury was severe, you may be facing a long, difficult path to recovery or have to live with a permanent disability. Unfortunately, the law limits the amount you may receive through workers’ comp.
If a third party was at fault, filing a personal injury claim may help you receive the full compensation you need to repair the damage done to your life, your career and your ability to support your family.