Construction jobs often place workers at a high risk of injury and entail tasks that can be dangerous if proper safety precautions and regulations are not followed. Construction companies are required to thoroughly inspect their construction sites with safety engineers and provide safety programs to protect the health and well-being of workers, but sometimes people drop the ball on these requirements and injury results.
After being injured in a construction accident, many workers wonder how they will pay for their doctor bills and support their families while they are recovering. If a construction accident happens because of someone else's negligence, whether it be an equipment manufacturer or construction site safety engineer, an attorney from our Antelope Valley law firm can help you seek compensation for your injuries.
If a person is injured from performing work-related activities, they cannot sue their employer for damages but can seek workers' compensation. However, if an attorney can prove that a third party's negligence was responsible for the injuries, that party can be held liable for damages.
Third parties that are frequently responsible for construction accidents include owners, architects, and equipment manufacturers. If a construction site has inadequate safety provisions, the general contractor or subcontractor could be held liable because they are required to provide construction sites that comply with safety regulations.
Construction workers depend on equipment to keep them safe and to get their jobs done, but sometimes this equipment can malfunction, causing injury or even death in some cases. Defective equipment, as well as equipment that is poorly maintained has been known to cause injuries on construction sites. Construction equipment manufacturers are responsible for designing and maintaining safe products and if they fail to do so they may have to provide compensation to the victim for injuries they sustained because of their product.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident, contact our Lancaster & Palmdale injury lawyers today to discuss your claim!