July 19, 2019

What is a Construction Site Negligence Lawsuit?

Lawsuits can be confusing and complicated and, in the case of construction site negligence, finding justice often requires the help of a skilled and compassionate construction accident lawyer at Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. Take the opportunity today to educate yourself on the ins and outs of construction site negligence lawsuits in Michigan.

What is a Negligence Lawsuit?

The Law Dictionary defines a negligence lawsuit as a civil lawsuit “filed against a person or party that failed to use reasonable caution and caused damage to a victim while providing care or services.” You’re either looking at a breach of warranty or contract between a company and its employees, its customers, or the surrounding public.

This could be applied to anyone who fails to uphold a contract of responsibility in a way that damages another party. By way of a few examples, a lawsuit might be filed against negligent medical professional or against a construction company that fails to provide adequate safety measures for either their employees or for the surrounding public. In these instances, the victim might seek the help of malpractice lawyers or a construction accident attorney at our law firm.

How Does This Apply to Construction Defects?

There are several ways a negligence lawsuit might apply to specific instances of construction defects.

First, a defect in the finished construction product that has damaging consequences might warrant the help of a construction accident lawyer to help victims seek justice. This sort of construction failure or negligence might affect a person living in a building or someone just passing by. For instance, a roof cave-in that causes injury might entitle the injured person to seek legal and financial compensation from the relevant construction company.

A building defect can also impact passersby or company workers during the actual construction process. Poor construction–improper framing of a house or a skyscraper, for instance–could cause an accident that injures surrounding people. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that everyone on and around the jobsite knows how to protect their safety and to provide safe places to walk, work, and otherwise move.

What About Poor Jobsite Safety Protocol?

What if all the construction workers involved are doing their jobs well and have all been informed and trained on a proper building technique, but the employer fails to provide all safety equipment and information necessary to ensure their safety?

This is the employer’s fault, and they need to supply worker’s compensation in resulting instances of accident and injury. In this situation, there are several ways a construction worker can pursue justice:

What Are Ways Non-Construction Workers Can Pursue Justice?

In other words, if you’re not a construction worker but have been affected by construction negligence, what are the specific legal avenues you can take?

One avenue you can take is through a slip and fall lawsuit. If construction site negligence caused you to slip, fall, and sustain injury, you might be entitled to seek legal help from top personal injury lawyers at Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C.

If someone is responsible for a property or building site, they are also responsible to take reasonable precautions or erect barriers to ensure no one sustains injury from slipping and falling. Slipping and falling can be caused by:

  • Defective flooring
  • Water puddles
  • Dangerous stairways, steps, drop offs, or holes
  • Snow and ice or clear ice
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Improperly secured floor mats

Seek Justice Now

If you or a loved one has sustained personal injury or harm due to construction site negligence or mismanagement, take action now. There are many varieties of Construction Site Negligence Lawsuits. Find compassionate, informed, and professional legal guidance today so that you may pursue justice.

Call Cochran, Kroll & Associates P.C. toll-free at 1-866-MICH-LAW (1-866-642-4529) for a free case evaluation.

Ms. Barry is studying Communications at the University of Pennsylvania. She has won multiple awards both for her persuasive and creative writing and has written extensively on the topics of medical malpractice law, personal and birth injury law, product liability law. When she’s not researching and writing about these topics, she edits a literary magazine and tutors students at Penn’s writing center.

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