Injuries in the workplace can lead to not only life threatening issues, but it can also have a lasting mental and emotional effect on the affected person(s). Many employees are made fully aware of the dangers of construction injuries, but also have questions sometimes left unanswered. While this can sometimes lead to the employer taking advantage of the employee, it can many times also lead to underlying issues in regard to the way work is conducted. Below are a few frequently asked questions to keep in mind when thinking about construction site related injuries.
Q: How Can I Assert My Rights?
A: One of the first things to think about is the overall safety of the workplace. If you feel it is unsafe, you should make your supervisor/manager aware of the situation at hand. This is best shown if it is also followed up in writing. If nothing has been done to rectify the issue at hand, you can file a complaint to your nearest OSHA office.
Q: If i become injured, can I get more than just workers comp?
A: The recovery against your employer may be affected by workers compensation laws, but it’s also important to understand that other parties may be legally responsible for the sustained injuries, including other third parties. Your recovery from those additional parties will not be affected by your workers compensation laws.
Q: Can I sue the owner of the property as well?
A: It depends. Mainly this would rely heavily on the authority over the work that the property owner exercised, and how much control over the property they had when the injury occurred. If this is the case, they may be responsible for some of the injuries.
If you believe that your construction site injury warrants a case, it’s a good idea to get yourself a competent attorney to handle the proceedings. At GNPCV, our well-versed team of attorneys specialize in a number of fields to suit your specific case. Get in touch with us today and we’ll give you the next step in recovering your damages.