Construction law is a branch of law that deals with matters relating to building construction, engineering, and related fields. It is in essence an amalgam of contract law, commercial law, planning law, employment law and tort. Construction law covers a wide range of legal issues including contract, negligence, bonds and bonding, guarantees and sureties, liens and other security interests, tendering, construction claims, and related consultancy contracts. Construction law affects many participants in the construction industry, including financial institutions, surveyors.
Construction accidents can be extremely dangerous, and often occur. Many suffer injuries or even death every year on construction sites, and the presence of heavy equipment and materials, powerful equipment, high altitude and even a lack of safety oversight make for a dangerous mix for both workers and passers-by. The risk of falls, strikes-bys as well as electrocutions kill thousands as well as hundreds of people every annually, while the number continue to rise despite OSHA restrictions. Claimants or lawsuits stemming due to injuries resulting from construction accidents are particularly difficult to resolve because the involvement of many parties in one construction project could make it difficult for a judge to decide who’s accountable for the injury caused by a construction accident. In addition, workers who are injured might have to consider whether they would like to file a workers claims for compensation as well as an civil lawsuit. For cases that involve construction-related accidents, a knowledgeable construction accident lawyer can assist you maximise your compensation and reduce the stress.
What are the most common causes of construction accidents?
When construction firms do not follow safety rules, they could cause electrocution risks as well as malfunctions of heavy machinery and other hazards. The most common causes of fatal and severe accidents on construction sites include:
According to OSHA According to OSHA, falls are the most common reason for fatal accidents in construction and also the leading cause of fatal accidents on worksite. Workers are at risk of falling off scaffolding or ladders or slip on elevated surfaces or fall over unsupervised equipment. OSHA’s safety guidelines and requirements for equipment should help prevent these injuries, but employers often fail to follow or ignore these regulations. Any fall from a high point could cause head injuries, injury to the spinal cord, fractured bones.
The majority of construction sites have large machines, including cranes and forklifts. Incorrect assembly, insufficient regular maintenance or issues with these machines can cause serious injuries or even death.
Incorrect Utilization of Vehicles
Construction sites also have a variety of vehicles used for the transportation of objects and equipment. But, these vehicles can be dangerous when operated by companies’ careless or untrained employees. For instance the dump truck driver can cause an accident pushing other workers around the site.
How can I receive financial compensation from a Construction Accident
The laws governing accidents involving construction workers can be complicated however, they tend to be towards the injured worker. If you’re injured while during your work place, New York gives you two ways to obtain the compensation you require to cover medical expenses and lost wages. You can file the workers’ comp claim or making a personal injury claim.
In the case of many workers it is the only way to care for their families following an accident. If you’re an injured construction worker while on the job, get in touch with us right now.
Workers Compensation vs Personal Injuries Lawsuits
It is not necessary the right to file a lawsuit against your company in order to get the financial benefits. In fact, according to New York law you can’t sue your employer. Instead, you have two legal options available to you to choose from: a worker’s compensation case, or an action against an unintentionally negligent third person.
In the majority of cases, the most effective option is to take on both. Workers’ compensation doesn’t make you ineligible to pursue an action.
Insurance Compensation in the event of a Construction-related Accident in California
Construction accident claims are different because they often happen at work, even when the employee is at work. The workers’ compensation law in the state of California stipulate that injured employees might be eligible to receive financial compensation via various avenues. Accidents in the construction industry can follow either or both of the possible routes:
The worker’s compensation route. In these instances we seek compensation from the company that is responsible. Based on the severity of the circumstance the client may be eligible for temporarily disabled benefits or long-term disability benefits , or medical benefits. Our extensive experience means that our lawyers are aware of the steps to be taken to ensure you receive the financial aid you require to ensure your standard of living.
The personal injury route. On most construction sites, it is the result of many factors that work together. Certain of these factors include the equipment that is used, or the subcontractors who are working on the same task fall under the control of external parties. If one of them causes injuries to a construction worker at work We will take actions against them. We have a product liability group that will take on the manufacturers of defective equipment like ladders and scaffolds. We are able to take on companies that have employees who act negligently and causing injuries. We can help you.