Construction Accidents | Liability
A third party may be liable for the injuries sustained on the job site. The contractors and equipment manufacturers could be held liable for the construction worker’s injuries, as well as the architect on the project. The owner, contractor, and architect all play an important part in keeping everyone safe. If safety measures are insufficient, then these third parties may be liable. It is their responsibility to provide safety measures and ensure that the job site is safe within reason.
Here is what these third parties are held accountable for:
- Hazard warnings
- Hiring the right employees who exercise caution
- Coordinating safety measures
- Ensuring that appropriate safety measures, guidelines, and trainings are followed.
Equipment manufacturers are just as liable for safety on the job site. Construction equipment should be operated correctly as these manufacturers are responsible for designing a safe product. If a piece of equipment is faulty, this could be the cause of an accident. The right safety measures must also be followed while the equipment is in use. Not following safety guidelines or faulty equipment increases the risk of injury greatly. Our construction injury lawyers have all of the details and the knowledge to assist you in receiving the compensation you deserve.