How to Determine Fault in a Construction Accident
Whether you’re working in a construction zone or just passing through, there’s always a chance of injury. These zones are dangerous, and if you needed to work in one or walk past or through one, you could have suffered a severe injury. The heavy machinery and use of chemicals alone can be lethal.
Once a construction injury happens, you could receive compensation for your accident; but who’s responsible for the injuries? Knowing how to determine fault in a construction accident is a vital part of getting your compensation, so be sure you’ve found the liable party before you begin. A personal injury attorney can make sure you have the right person, to make the process as smooth as possible.
When an Employer Is Liable
Your first thought might be that the employee who caused the accident is responsible. They were the ones who injured you, so they should be the ones to pay for it, right? Unfortunately, it might not be so simple. Instead, you may need to look at the employer for your compensation.
When we’re at work and we’re acting within the scope of our jobs, our employer is responsible for our actions. That’s why, if you’re injured on the job, your employer is often responsible for your injuries.
As such, when a construction company’s employees are doing their jobs and that injures someone, the company is liable for the damages. In this case, you may need to contact an attorney to determine the company or employer responsible for the employee and their actions.
A Third Party May Be Responsible
But what if an employee of the site wasn’t the one who caused the accident? For example, if a driver passing through the construction site causes your injury, the person who caused your injuries might be the one responsible for your damages.
If you’re injured because of someone working for a third party, that same employer might not be the one responsible for the injuries. Your accident might have been caused because one of the third parties involved in the construction site created unsafe conditions.
If you’re not sure what third party or employer is responsible, a lawyer can help to determine fault in your construction accident. We’ll investigate your claim and find the person responsible so that you can act within the three-year time limit for construction injuries.
An Attorney Can Determine Fault
Dealing with the pain of a construction accident is tough, and worse, you might not know who’s responsible for those injuries. Fortunately, a lawyer can help when you’re unsure how to determine fault in a construction accident.
If you’re struggling to find the responsible party for your construction accident injuries, reach out to the lawyers at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP. Our attorneys can help you determine who’s responsible for your claim so you can get the compensation you need as soon as possible.
Not sure where to begin with your case? Get started with a free consultation from our personal injury attorneys. We’ll review your claim and show you what we can do to make your claim succeed, before you pay anything. To get started, just give us a call at 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or complete the following online form.