Who Can Be Held Responsible for a Construction Accident?
When you are injured in a construction site accident, it is important to understand who may be liable. Construction sites typically have several parties involved and determining liability can be complicated. Although your injury may be covered by workers’ compensation, regardless of who is at fault, you may also have the option to pursue additional compensation if your injury was caused by a third party. Below are a few of the parties that may be liable for your construction site injury:
- Construction site owners: The liability of the land owner depends on whether or not they have control. An owner may not be considered the legal owner of the land if they hand control of the property over to a contractor.
- General contractors: A contractor is obligated to ensure the safety of all workers on their site. If they act negligently, by not warning of certain dangers or defects present on the site, they may be held liable.
- Subcontractors: Unlike general contractors, subcontractors are only responsible for the workers and the part of the site under their control.
- Architects and engineers: A design professional, such as an architect or engineer, is responsible for structure safety and practicality. They may be held liable if they neglect to meet professional standards.
- Manufacturers: If a defective machine or piece of construction equipment causes an accident or injury, the manufacturer may be held responsible.
Our Orange County construction accident attorneys can help you file a workers’ compensation and pursue a lawsuit against any party who may be responsible for your injuries. At Alvandi Law Group, P.C, we have the knowledge and experience to recover maximized compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We are proud to say we have recovered over $100 million in settlements for our clients.
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