A construction site is a dangerous place. Even when employers and workers take steps toward creating a safe environment, things can go wrong. When something goes wrong, the end result could be serious injury or even death.
Every year, construction workers are injured in a variety of accidents. Some of the most common types include:
— Ladder accidents
— Scaffolding accidents
— Defective equipment
— Crane accidents
Along with the above, there are times when a negligent party, such as a contractor, causes an accident that results in injury to one or more people.
As somebody injured at a construction site, there is nothing more important than getting medical attention and receiving the appropriate type of treatment. From there, you will begin to consider your options for obtaining compensation.
Upfront, you may consider the benefits of filing a workers’ compensation claim. Early on, you should also learn more about the possibility of filing a lawsuit against a negligent party, such as the manufacturer of a defective piece of equipment. Known as a third party claim, you may be able to receive money in addition to that paid by workers’ compensation.
In the most serious of accidents, a person can be killed in a construction accident. In this case, loved ones often consider a wrongful death claim.
If you or somebody you love has been injured or killed in a construction site accident, take the time to learn more about your rights. Our “Construction Accidents” webpage features a variety of information on this subject, including common causes of accidents and potential ways to collect compensation.