Accidents often occur on a construction worksite involving employees of a contractor or subcontractor on the job. An employee cannot sue his/her employer because every state has a workingman’s compensation law, which controls payments to an employee as the result of injuries on the job. However, there are often claims which can be made against third parties, including the owner of a jobsite or other contractors who have assumed duties to maintain a safe workplace.
Claims can sometimes be made against manufacturer’s of products used on construction sites, which are defective and unreasonably dangerous for their intended use. Whether or not you have such a third party claim requires an analysis of the facts by a qualified attorney, who has experience in filing and prosecuting such claims. Each accident has its own set of facts, and it is extremely important to investigate and gather evidence promptly after an accident has occurred.