Construction workers face serious accident potential daily, but the potential for an accident to occur is severely increased when someone fails to adhere to safety regulations. Construction site regulations, outlined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), were implemented for good reasons, as the safety of all employees is of the utmost importance when working under hazardous conditions. If a supervising authority fails to maintain a safe premises or defective/faulty equipment ends up injuring a worker, the victim can pursue justice.
Benefits can be pursued through workers’ comp or a personal injury lawsuit with the help of a construction injury lawyer.
Although almost all types of employees are covered by workers’ compensation insurance in Connecticut, if someone’s negligent actions have caused you harm, you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit with a construction accident law firm, and you should always consult an experienced construction site injury lawyer if you have been injured by someone else’s negligence on the job or anywhere else.
At McCoy & McCoy, the construction injury lawyers have been assisting the wrongfully injured throughout Connecticut to recover the full and fair monetary compensation that they are owed since 1960. If you have a valid claim to make against a careless supervisor or a negligent manufacturer, we are well-equipped to help you in pursuing the appropriate legal action.
Our Construction Accident Law firm believes that no one should be forced to suffer the consequences of another’s reckless decisions alone, so we do whatever we can to see that the responsible party is held accountable and that our clients are able to comfortably manage the costs of their injury.
Our principal lawyer, Frank McCoy Jr., is certified in civil trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy – a distinction that fewer than 0.5 percent of all Connecticut lawyers have earned.
This is important for all workers to understand, as nearly 150,000 people are seriously injured on a construction site annually in the United States, and about 1,000 more die of the injuries that they have sustained. A lawsuit can be filed in the event that management fails to uphold proper safety procedures, equipment was faulty or negligently designed, or an employee is asked to work under inherently dangerous circumstances. As such, if you have been negligently injured on a construction site, you should not hesitate to explore your options with the help of a construction accident lawyer.
Manufacturer Negligence. If you were injured at a construction site while using a tool or defected equipment, you may have a product liability claim against the manufacturer of the product.
General Contractor Negligence. General contractors are liable for site conditions and managing the operations. If the general contractors are negligent, it could lead to dangerous accidents.
Subcontractor Negligence. If a subcontractor’s negligent act caused an injury to someone on the construction site, there might be a claim against the subcontractor.
Property Owners. Although property owners may not have a role in the work being done on their property, they still have a duty to care for visitors. If a property owner fails to inform a construction worker about a dangerous property condition, and the worker is injured as a result, the property owner may be held liable for those injuries.
If you have been involved in any of these accidents at the hands of a negligent supervisor, you should not hesitate to contact our construction accident law firm and speak with an attorney at our firm. You may be facing unmanageable hospital bills, the expense of future medical treatment, the inability to return to work, and even the emotional pain and suffering that can follow a serious injury. As such, you should not be denied the right to recover rightful compensation.
To find out how an experienced injury attorney from McCoy & McCoy can assist you with your case, do not hesitate to contact our office today.