Construction workers are in a high-risk environment daily, and unfortunately, thousands are injured or killed each year in construction accidents. When someone is injured on a construction site because of negligence, it is possible to sue other parties involved.
If you or someone you know has sustained a work-related injury on a construction site, you’ll need a Construction Site Accident Lawyer in Flint, to help you move forward with your case. At Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. our experienced Construction Site Accident Lawyer in Flint want to assist you in taking legal action for compensation.
When it comes to a construction site accident, blame can be placed on the owners, contractors, architects, and equipment manufacturers depending on safety measures’ oversight.
The responsibility of ensuring the site is safe lies with the general contractor and subcontractors. They are required to warn others of potential hazards on the construction site and hire adequately trained individuals.
Property owners might be liable if they are grossly negligent when hiring a contractor or fail to inform on known safety concerns on the property. General contractors might be held liable if an injury is sustained in a common area by a source that would threaten all employees.
While workers’ compensation is available to anyone who sustains a workplace injury, there are limits to this kind of compensation, even if it’s their fault. The Workers’ Compensation Act offers weekly payments and benefits such as paying for medical bills or providing transportation to and from appointments.
However, only treatments that are determined to be necessary for that specific workplace injury are covered with a workers’ compensation claim. To cover the cost of all your medical expenses or get a settlement amount you deserve, you may need to file a lawsuit against a third party.
The statute of limitations for filing a construction site negligence claim in Michigan is three years. If you miss this deadline, you may no longer be eligible for the compensation you need.
For your case to move forward, it’s necessary to collect evidence that documents the injury. If the accident wasn’t appropriately recorded when it initially occurred, this could prove challenging since a construction site is a busy place with many moving parts.
That’s why it’s vital to hire a construction accident lawyer with years of experience working in the field. They’ll know what to look for and what documentation you’ll need to support your claim.
If you’re involved in a construction site accident, you deserve compensation for lost wages as well as pain and suffering. At Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. we want to help you, or someone you love who has suffered an injury, file a personal injury claim for fair compensation.
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