A poorly-managed construction site can be a dangerous place to work. Slips, falls, and equipment-related injuries all become more common when managers fail to uphold proper safety standards.
This raises the question of who exactly holds liability for injuries that befall construction workers on site. By understanding when the construction company is responsible for an injury, you can take the appropriate steps toward securing the compensation you deserve.
Can construction workers hold their employer liable for injuries?
Workers employed by a construction company can refer to their provided workers’ compensation policy for details on how coverage might apply to on-site incidents. The company is liable for any injury sustained in the course of performing work-related duties on the construction site. However, this liability might not extend to accidents that the company or site owner has no control over, such as a vehicle accident involving a third party.
When are other parties responsible for a construction injury?
Faulty equipment and the negligence of other contractors from outside the company can be factors in an accident that leads to your injury. While the construction company or owner of the construction site is still responsible for maintaining a safe work environment, other entities such as manufacturers and subcontractors might share in the liability. It is important to pursue compensation from all parties who hold any degree of responsibility for your injury so you can recover full damages.
Construction work entails difficult physical labor and potentially dangerous conditions. Construction injuries can therefore be very severe or even life-altering, so it is important to secure the financial compensation you need for the treatment ahead.