Common types of construction injury lawsuits and claims
Personal injury: Personal injury lawsuits occur when a third party is negligent, and as a result, someone suffers an injury. Cases involving a personal injury lawsuit depend on the victim or their attorney proving the third party was negligent.
Workers’ compensation: A workers’ compensation injury occurs when an employee is injured at work. Laws concerning workers’ compensation are complicated, and they change as legislation is updated. Most employees have the right to seek compensation from their employers’ insurance company to cover medical expenses and lost wages. Depending on the severity of the injury, the victim may also be entitled to workers comp benefits such as permanent disability benefits, temporary partial disability benefits, or other forms of benefits.
Product liability: Imagine a construction worker putting on a full-body harness for safety. The harness is designed to support weight far greater than their body’s weight, so the construction worker has no reason to feel insecure while using the harness. Suppose the harness fails due to a defect and the construction worker falls and suffers injuries. In this situation, the construction worker can bring suit to any party in the chain of distribution, including the manufacturer, retailer, or wholesaler.
Wrongful death: When a death occurs at someone’s workplace due to negligence, the surviving family can bring suit to the party at fault. These types of lawsuits can also be combined with other claims simultaneously.
Common construction site injuries
- Broken or fractured bones
- Brain injuries
- Loss of a limb
- Spinal cord injuries
- Severe burns
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
- Injuries from falling objects
- Development of chronic diseases
Injured in a construction site? What can you do?
Generally, this type of lawsuit is complicated, and claims can often be denied, which is why working with an experienced law firm can make all the difference. Our team of construction accident lawyers will be with you every step of the way, fighting to get you maximum compensation for your injuries.