Before you settle with the insurance company, discuss your options with an experienced personal injury attorney.
There are serious risks on construction sites due to the number of contractors and workers as well as dangerous equipment, machinery and working conditions. Even though safety guidelines and precautions are required to be implemented at all construction sites, often times property owners, general contractors, employers and/or others fail to follow them and accidents occur.
If you or a family member have been injured or killed on a construction site, you need a law firm with expertise in the area of construction site negligence. There are unique aspects of the work site as well as the various relationships between property owners, architects, general contractors and subcontractors that general attorneys may not be aware of.
Construction site negligence cases fall into certain categories including the following:
From small projects such as residential homes to huge projects involving bridge construction and large office buildings, the law firm of Giroux Trial Attorneys have been successfully litigating construction site injury cases all over the state of Michigan.
If you have suffered an injury on a job site and the party responsible acted negligently in failing to secure and maintain the site, you may have a case. It is important to consult with a personal injury attorney to determine whether the responsible party breached their duty and resulted in your injury.
If you intend to collect worker’s compensation, you must discuss your injuries with the supervisor of your company. Your company will be unable to evaluate and initiate your claim if you fail to inform them of the injury.
If another supplier caused your injury, you may have a product liability claim, or a direct claim against the responsible person. Under product liability law, the manufacturer or supplier can be held liable for the defective product. You may pursue first (against your company) and third party (against the supplier) claims if you have been injured. Because of joint and several liability, you can ask the court to determine which party is responsible for the injury, and to what extent.
Worker’s compensation coverage must cover the full cost of medical expenses incurred due to the injury.
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