What is a construction accident case?
Construction accident cases fall within the area of the law which addresses the rights of injured workers who are engaged in commercial or residential construction where there is more than one contractor working at the site.
The law does not permit injured workers to sue their employer or a co-employee. Work place injuries give rise to workers' compensation claims, but if the work place injury is caused by the negligent conduct of a different contractor, the injured workers can sue that contractor.
Can an injured worker receive workers' compensation and bring a construction accident lawsuit?
Yes. The injured worker would receive benefits from their employer and could sue the negligent "third-party" contractor.
When is a third-party contractor liable?
The contractor will be held liable if the company fails to comply with the regulations published by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration which govern workplace safety.
What do I do if I am injured at a construction site?
Contact Stark & Stark. Our experienced attorneys and, if necessary, consulting experts will evaluate the condition which caused your injury. We can then advise you of your legal rights and the potential remedies available to compensate you for your injury.