Construction Accidents: Who Can Be Held Responsible?
Those who work at construction sites will face many hazards during a normal business day. But, California law requires the site owner, contractors, or other employing agencies to enforce workplace safety practices and provide the right safety equipment for all employees. If you experience a construction accident, filing a workman’s compensation is not your only option. It is also crucial to determine who is responsible for the accident, then seek the advice of a personal injury attorney to make sure the at-fault party is held liable for any pain, medical expenses, and other damages you have suffered.
Contact the law firm of Jacob Emrani if you have experienced a construction accident and need legal help in determining the responsible party and filing a claim for reimbursement of your losses. We have collected over $100,000,000 for our clients and know how to handle the construction company’s corporate lawyers.
Construction Accident Questions
Since there are so many variables on a construction site which could contribute to an accident, determining if your employer or if a third-party is responsible can sometimes be tricky. Third party accountability could be the project’s engineers or architects, the manufacturer of defective construction equipment, the owner of the construction site property, or the general contractor or subcontractor hired to complete all or part of the project.
A Los Angeles personal injury attorney can ask the right questions to get the right answers to prove who is responsible for the breach of safety and who can legally be held responsible for your injuries. Some questions that will need to be answered include:
- Who was in control of the equipment or job site at the time of the accident?
- What hazards were present in the environment and what safety procedures were in place?
- Exactly where did the accident occur and what equipment was involved?
- Was equipment being improperly used by you or others?
- Who were you working for at the time of the accident?
Holding the Right Persons Responsible
Once the responsible party has been identified, you have the right to more than just workman’s compensation. If you were provided with safety equipment and were using that equipment at the time of your construction accident, then our researchers will go to work for you to determine the liable party. Third party lawsuits require diligence in pursuit of justice, that’s why you need a personal injury lawyer that specializes in accidents – both at the construction site or in the field office.
If the owner of the land in which the construction was proceeding had control over the project and the workers, then it is possible they can be held liable. When it comes to larger projects, the general contractor has usually agreed to take complete control and responsibility of the project and the property. If this is the case, they must have in place all OSHA safety requirements and correct or inform workers of any temporary safety hazards present on the job site.
Call Jacob Emrani, a Los Angeles personal injury attorney, if you have been injured in a construction accident. We go after the right party to make sure your time is not wasted and you get maximum compensation for your injuries.