Injury to either workers or visitors while on construction sites occurs throughout the United States, and often they are due to the unsafe nature of the worksites. Power tools, partially built structures, scaffolding, ladders, lifts, heavy machinery and rotating crews of tradesmen account for some of the hazards on construction sites. The Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act (WISHA) and regulations developed by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries control the safety rules on construction sites. If an injury can be related to a safety rule violation, the injured worker may be entitled to a significant recovery.
If the injured party's employer is the cause of the injury and unsafe condition, the victim can turn to worker's compensation while recuperating from the injury. Many accidents, though, are complicated and involve several parties who were involved in the negligence on the jobsite. Such cases require separate construction liability suits to compensate the victim and his or her family for injury or death for the negligence. A number of tort theories of liability, including negligence and strict liability, may be pursued by lawyers representing those who bring a lawsuit against all possible defendants responsible for the tragic incident. Considering the circumstances, general contractors, subcontractors, site owners and manufacturers of the tool or machine being used may be held liable for the injuries.
The complexity of construction liability cases requires an experienced attorney. Call our office for a free consultation.
Anderson & Mitchell, PLLC represents workers who have been injured while on the job. Typically, these cases are complicated and involve much work. The lawyers at the firm are committed to working hard for its clients in their attempt to obtain what is just and fair for their clients.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a construction-related accident, and would like more information about your rights, contact the experienced lawyers at the law firm of Anderson & Mitchell, PLLC by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (206) 436-8490.