When you applied for a job in the California construction industry, you no doubt understood there would be an inherent risk for injury. In fact, construction work typically ranks high on lists for most dangerous jobs in the country. However, you can reasonably expect your employer to provide all necessary training, information and equipment to help you and your co-workers stay safe while you work.
What if another person’s negligence causes you injury?
If you suffer injury while working, you might have to take time off work during your recovery. In addition to seeking medical treatment, you might need a prescription for pain medication, appointments for physical therapy or home health care support, especially if your injuries are severe. When another person’s negligence was a direct cause of your injuries, there’s no reason you should have to bear the full financial impact of the incident.
Types of construction accidents that often involve personal negligence
Many types of situations can unfold on a construction site where negligence causes an accident. For instance, if you must use a piece of machinery that is faulty in design, the manufacturer may be financially responsible for injuries that occur. Under certain circumstances, a worker may file a third-party claim to seek financial recovery for losses. If an employer’s gross negligence has resulted in a worker’s injury, this too, may become the focus of litigation in a civil court.
State law allows you to seek financial recovery for your losses
When another person’s negligence causes you injury, you may be entitled to file a personal injury claim in civil court to seek compensation for damages. As a plaintiff in a personal injury case, you are tasked with providing evidence to the court that proves that the defendant was negligent and that this negligence resulted in emotional, economic or physical injury to you. The McNally Law Office, in California, offers a free consultation where an experienced legal team can review a construction site injury case and provide strong support throughout the litigation process.