Construction workers face a multitude of risks on the job. They rely on co-workers, subcontractors and equipment to keep them safe on a daily basis. When something or someone in this complicated chain fails, the results can be devastating.
The construction industry is governed by state and federal regulations, including the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA). Most companies adhere to the standards set forth under OSHA, but some contractors and subcontractors fail to comply with appropriate safety regulations. When companies fail to adopt practices reasonably necessary to protect workers on the job, and such negligence causes severe injury or death, those companies should be held liable. Similarly, if a manufacturer releases defective construction equipment into the marketplace, they must be held liable for any injuries that have resulted from that error.
Although on-the-job accidents almost always give rise to a workers' compensation claim, Garmer & Prather accepts cases involving severe injury or death by the negligence of a third-party contractor or subcontractor, or as a result of defective equipment. Specifically, we handle personal injury cases involving bulldozers, backhoes, cranes, scaffolding and power tools, and injuries stemming from any other equipment that may be found on a construction site. The victims' rights in these cases are supplemental to their workers' compensation rights; therefore, these types of claims can be made in addition to any claims against the employer.Holding Careless Parties Accountable
At Garmer & Prather, we combine carefully developed legal strategies and continuous innovation with the expertise of engineers, certified safety professionals, and medical and rehabilitation professionals, to pursue third parties who are responsible for our clients' injuries, and see that those parties are held accountable for their carelessness.
Talk to us about your serious construction injury. We offer a free, confidential consultation.