There are a lot of questions regarding construction site accidents–and rightfully so. Workers are usually unsure of who is liable for their injuries. We are here to answer all of the frequently asked questions regarding construction site injuries.
Who Is Responsible For The Safety Of Construction Sites?
Usually, the property owner or general contractor are liable for the safety of the construction site. A personal injury attorney will be able to help you determine which party is responsible for the injuries you sustained.
What Is An OSHA Inspection?
If you want to file a complaint about the safety hazards in your workplace, you can contact OSHA to request an inspection. At the inspection, the inspector will survey the safety of the construction site. When the inspection has been completed, they will tell the employer about any violations.
When Should I Hire A Personal Injury Attorney?
If you are entitled to workers’ compensation, you can receive compensation through that. However, workers’ compensation does not cover all medical expenses in every case. If you have medical expenses that exceed what you were given for workers’ compensation, it’s time to hire a personal injury attorney.
We represent carpenters, roofers, excavators, electricians, pavers, landscapers, heavy equipment operators, and drivers who have been seriously injured at construction sites. In many cases, the victim suffers severe or permanent injuries to the head or spinal cord, or the loss of a limb. Construction site injuries can also be fatal. For advice about your options in the aftermath of a worksite accident, contact Levine & Wiss.
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