Dangerous Work, Dire Consequences
Due to its hazardous nature, there are many accidents that can occur on a construction site. When an accident occurs, it is important to understand whether it is a worker’s compensation or personal injury case, as well as what role negligence played in the injury.
Worker’s Compensation vs. Personal Injury
Most cases of injury that occur on the job will fall under the domain of worker’s compensation. As part of worker’s compensation laws, employers will be responsible for lost wages, medical expenses, and disability benefits as long as it can be demonstrated that the injuries arose in the course of performing normal, work-related tasks.
Personal injury on the other hand makes an affirmative claim that the employer was careless or negligent in their maintenance of the job site and this led to an injury. In addition to the costs covered by worker’s compensation, personal injury claims also add pain and suffering costs to the potentially recoverable damages.
Negligence and Construction Accidents
When pursuing personal injury related to a construction accident, it is important to prove negligence. Negligence begins with demonstrating a duty of care between two parties. This is usually easy to show as an employer is responsible for the wellbeing of their employees in most cases. Showing a breach of that duty requires more effort. A breach of duty may include not running a workplace in accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, not providing safety equipment to workers, or failing to deal with a danger in the workplace.
Giving You The Advocacy You Deserve
If you have suffered a construction accident as a result of negligence and want to seek justice, you will need the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney. A private defense attorney is able to focus completely on your case and devote far more attention to your case than a public defender would be able to.
In order to achieve this best outcome, however, you will need an attorney who has the expertise and resources to take your case all the way. That’s why you should contact Attorney at Law. By partnering with AAL, you will be able to avoid slogging through the quagmire of unscrupulous lawyers looking to exploit your case.
At AAL, we only partner with the best firms in your area, helping you find the best attorney for your case. Don’t wait, contact AAL today to be matched with skilled and experienced attorneys in your area who practice personal injury law.