Who’s Responsible for a Construction Accident?
Suffering a serious injury because of a construction accident can derail your life for some time. You may have trouble getting compensated for your injuries, even though someone else was responsible for your injuries.
But who’s responsible when you’re hurt in a construction accident? You may be unsure where to even start on your claim. Luckily, that’s what the personal injury lawyers at Kohan & Bablove LLP are here for. If you’re unsure where to begin with your Orange County construction accident lawsuit, reach out for help determining fault and getting your compensation.
The Owner of the Site
In many cases, the property owner of the construction site is the one responsible for any injuries. While their workers may have caused the accident within the scope of their duties, the worker may not be financially liable.
Employers are responsible for the people they choose to hire. If one of the people they hired fails to keep the construction site as safe as possible, the property owner may be expected to compensate the people injured by their employee’s actions. Because of this, you may have grounds against the owner of the property.
Working with Independent Contractors
But not all workers on the site are technically employed by the company or property owner. They may instead be listed as independent contractors. Because independent contractors aren’t technically employees under the employer, they may be responsible for your injuries on their own.
But many employers try to avoid payment by referring to employees as independent contractors as well. Luckily, your lawyer can investigate their claim and prove the workers were employed with the property owner, not as a freelance contractor.
Sometimes, a construction accident can’t be avoided even if the workers are acting with care. If a piece of machinery or equipment is faulty, they may be unable to do anything to stop a serious construction accident from happening.
For example, you may have been passing by a construction site when a worker lost control of their forklift. The malfunction caused a serious accident, and you were injured. In this case, the accident may be the fault of the manufacturer who created the faulty equipment.
Determine Fault with a Construction Accident Lawyer
When you’re hurt in a California construction accident, you may need help getting your life back to normal. But you may be unsure where to begin. You may even be unsure who’s liable for your construction accident and your injuries.
Because of this, you may need the services of a lawyer, like those at Kohan & Bablove LLP. Your lawyer can represent you in court, help you identify the at-fault party, and seek the compensation you’re due for your injuries and suffering following the accident. Start with a free consultation with our lawyers when you call 1-844-404-2400 or when you fill out the online contact form below.