Many construction workers wonder if they’re entitled to more than just workers’ compensation for injuries they sustain at work. In some circumstances, it is certainly possible and even encouraged to pursue legal claims. While the nature of construction is inherently hazardous, companies are required by law to take specific steps to protect their employees from preventable injury. If it can be proven that your company failed to provide adequate safety or equipment, you may be able to take your case to court.
Negligence and the Duty of Care
Construction job sites involve dozens of entities and individuals, from companies and vendors to engineers and architects, both on-site and off-site. If any of these persons or companies involved had a responsibility to act reasonably and safely toward you and your injury was caused as a result of their failure to do so, an attorney can help you determine if you have a case. Examples of negligence on construction job sites include: