Who is responsible for a construction accident?

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Who is responsible for a construction accident?

At work each day, individuals need to complete the tasks that are required of them. These tasks have to be done for an employee to have a successful day at work. For construction workers, they may face more dangerous conditions at work each day. Since they are dealing with dangerous equipment, it can cause an accident while they are working. It is important for construction workers to wear their safety equipment and maintain a safe working environment. However, this does not mean that they are responsible for their workplace accident or that their employer is responsible. If these employees wish to collect workers’ compensation, it can protect the employees and the employers in these situations. When workers’ compensation is collected, neither party is responsible for the accident.

Can a third party be involved?

A third party can be involved in a construction accident. The third party could be the company that supplied the safety equipment or the equipment that the construction workers were using on their site. These companies can be blamed and held responsible for their involvement in the accident. If an injured individual seeks the liability of a third party, they are able to receive workers’ compensation previously. However, they may have to pay back the workers’ compensation they received if they win the lawsuit. In comparison, they are not able to sue their employer and collect workers’ compensation at the same time. They cannot collect workers’ compensation if they file a lawsuit against their employer.

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How do I build my case?

After suffering from a workplace accident, it is best to receive medical attention. A health care professional can address your injuries and document them. When the extent of your injuries are documented, it can be used to prove your case to collect workers’ compensation. This can help show the seriousness of your injuries and how it has made you unable to perform your job duties. If an employee is not able to work anymore, they may be entitled to long-term benefits that can help them sustain their quality of life. Workers’ compensation is beneficial for injured workers because it can give them compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages and lost future wages.

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