Identify all liable parties if a construction accident harms you

On Behalf of | Jul 20, 2023 | Construction Site Accidents

Despite efforts to increase safety in the construction industry, accidents, injuries and even death continue to plague construction workers. When severe injuries occur, you can expect to face expensive medical bills and possibly a devastating loss of income.

Uncovering all parties that caused or contributed to the accident may increase your injury compensation. For example, if a defective tool or part led to your injuries, you may have grounds for an injury lawsuit.

Who might be liable?

Many different parties can be held liable for construction accident injuries. Some examples to consider when seeking compensation include:

  • Employers. Contractors and employers must provide reasonably safe working conditions and address known or recognized hazards.
  • Engineers or architects. When the design of a construction project is defective, it could lead to worker accidents and injuries.
  • Subcontractors. If a subcontractor fails to follow safety regulations, they could be liable for accident injuries.
  • Individual workers. When co-workers act negligently (drinking on the job, etc.) and an accident occurs, they could be legally responsible for related injuries.

It is important to note that these are not the only parties that can cause or contribute to construction accident injuries. In certain situations, even private citizens can be legally responsible for construction accidents. For example, an unsafe motorist could involve you in a nearby motor vehicle accident while you are working.

It is vital to locate all involved parties to ensure you obtain enough compensation to meet your medical and economic needs after an accident. Someone familiar with Texas injury laws can help you review your situation through a legal lens and identify all who contributed to your injuries.