Taking Legal Action for a Construction Accident Injury
In most cases, an injured worker’s employer will be legally insulated from personal injury claims due to the workers’ compensation system. However, if workers’ compensation cannot provide enough to fully cover the injured employee’s damages, the injured employee may have legal actions beyond the scope of workers’ compensation. If any party were partially to blame for the injury in question, the victim could file a personal injury claim against them. Typically, injury claims for construction accidents will pertain to:
- Premises liability, in the event a property owner was negligent in the care and maintenance of their property in such a way that it caused the victim’s injury.
- Product liability, in the event a defective tool or other product caused the injury in question.
- Negligence, which is likely to arise in third-party personal injury claims related to a construction accident injury.
If you believe a party other than your employer bears liability for your construction injury, or if your employer or another party in your workplace intentionally caused your damage, it is vital to speak with an Indio construction accident attorney as soon as possible about your legal options.
It is also important to remember that a construction accident can potentially injure non-employees. These victims would not face any restrictions when it comes to suing a construction company. While a company may be insulated from claims from their employees due to workers’ compensation, a construction company and its employees are potentially liable when a construction accident causes injury to a passerby or other party.
Damages and Compensation in a Personal Injury Claim
If you have grounds to file a personal injury claim against the party responsible for your construction accident injury, your attorney can help you determine the types of compensation you could potentially secure if your claim is successful. Many construction accidents cause devastating injuries that often result in long-term or permanent disability, causing extensive economic difficulties for the injured party.