Construction accidents occur due to a failure in the interaction between the work team, workplace, equipment and materials. The nature of construction projects often place the on site work team under pressure to finish jobs both early and under budget which can lead to compromised decisions in the field. Construction sites are inherently dangerous work places. The failure or misuse of heavy equipment can quickly lead to catastrophic injuries or even death.
In addition to workers' compensation issues arising in some construction accidents, personal injury laws may also be brought into play due to the fact that construction accidents arise in the workplace. Employees may be limited to bringing a workers' compensation claim which may not provide compensation for pain and suffering. On the other hand, an injured employee receiving workers' compensation may have additional third party claims against other general contractors and subcontractors. For further information on the workers' compensation system please see the section entitled workers compensation. It is imperative that your legal team identifies the proper party against whom to bring suit. Because of the complex interaction between these legal issues, it is recommended that a person injured on a construction site seek the help of an attorney who can clearly decipher these issues.
In addition to workers' compensation issues arising in some construction accidents, personal injury laws may also be brought into play due to the fact that construction accidents arise in the workplace. Victims limited to making a workers' compensation claim often are not able to receive compensation for pain and suffering. However,
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