Construction Site Accident Attorney in Rhode Island
The Bureau of Labor Statistics consistently identifies construction as one of the most dangerous industries for employees. All of the hazards that make these places hazardous for workers, however, also make them just as treacherous for you and others who live and work around them.
When you are hurt in or near a work zone, recovering compensation can present several challenges. It can be difficult to identify who is responsible for your injuries, and construction firms are often covered by aggressive insurers who are intent on resolving or settling claims for as little as possible.
Enter Sands Law, the Rhode Island construction accident law firm you can count on. Partnering with our legal team gives you more than a fighting chance to recover the compensation you deserve. With our Rhode Island construction accident attorneys by your side, you can hold negligent companies and their workers responsible for their carelessness, no matter how large the company or how vigorously they try to fight.
Responsibility for Construction Site Injuries
One of the biggest challenges you will experience after being hurt in a road work zone or active construction zone is determining which person or company should be held responsible and be ordered to pay you compensation. The process is often complicated by the fact that there may be several individuals, businesses, or agencies who played a role in your accident.
The list of potential defendants in a construction accident includes the following:
1. The Negligent Construction Worker
Employees, including construction workers, are responsible for conducting themselves reasonably and carefully. If one is not paying attention to their surroundings, using equipment for which they have not been trained, or otherwise not following appropriate safety precautions, they can be sued by a Rhode Island construction accident lawyer and subsequently held liable.
2. The Worker’s Company or Employer
If the negligent worker was on the job when the accident happened, then that worker’s employer is potentially on the hook as well. Employers must take responsibility when their employees commit negligent acts that harm others.
In addition, an employer can be responsible for failing to properly train or supervise their employees. If that negligent construction worker needed specialized equipment to keep themselves and others safe, the failure on behalf of the employer to provide them with the proper safety equipment could also be seen as a negligent act.
3. The General Contractor or Supervising Agency
The company or agency supervising the construction project and site may also be liable. For instance, if a contractor or agency hires a firm with a proven or obvious track record of safety violations and lawsuits, they might be responsible if that firm and its workers cause your injuries.
A careful review of the contracts between the supervising firm or agency and the company responsible for your injuries must occur. There may be clauses within the contract that limit the contractor's liability.
There may be other companies or individuals who are negligent beyond these parties, but instead of spending countless hours considering every aspect of liability, allow an experienced Rhode Island construction accident lawyer to undertake the task for you.
A Rhode Island construction accident attorney with Sands Law will have experience in handling a variety of construction site accidents, including quickly identifying all responsible parties so your claim can proceed. You must seek compensation from all responsible parties, and Sands Law can help you do it when you contact us today.