When working on construction sites, employees face many hazardous conditions, such as extreme weather, large equipment, heavy weights, heights, and the need to work in off-balance positions. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, even as much as a 10-foot fall can result in death or an extreme rehabilitation process. As a construction worker, it's important to understand who may be held responsible if you were ever to be unexpectantly injured on your worksite.
Who Can Be Held Liable?
On construction sites, many working parties are involved, which can often make it difficult to determine the liability of an accident. The best way to know who can be held responsible for your work-related injuries is to work with a skilled attorney, as they have more experience in this area of expertise. Generally speaking, the following parties may be at risk of liability for your damages:
- Property Owner
- Construction Company
- Equipment Manufacturers
Always be sure to seek medical attention immediately after your accident has occurred. Be honest with your doctors about any symptoms or discomfort you may be feeling. It's important that all injuries are treated as soon as possible to prevent irreversible damage. Keep all of your medical records organized, which will help protect and strengthen your case when your file is claimed.
Contact a Skilled Attorney
After being injured on a construction worksite, determining liability can be difficult, especially when you don't fully understand the details of your case. This is why working with a skilled attorney is important because they will be able to discuss your case and offer the legal advice you need. Here at Funderburg, Sessums & Peterson, PLLC, we have a team of skilled workers' compensation attorneys who are here for your every need. You deserve to take the time you need to ensure full recovery from your sustained injuries. Let us be your voice and get you the financial relief you may be owed.
Contact us today at (601) 514-6544 or visit us online to schedule a free consultation with a member of our team.