Danbury Construction Accident Attorneys
Construction work is physically demanding and often dangerous. While there are inherent dangers, there are also a multitude of safety regulations created to address and minimize the dangers. In addition to safety violations, defective tools and equipment are often the cause of construction accidents. The majority of construction accident victims are construction workers, but anyone present can be injured and may be able to recover financial compensation. If you have been injured in a construction accident in Connecticut, talk to the Danbury accident attorneys of Hastings, Cohan, and Walsh, LLP, right away.
Construction Accident Causes
Common causes of construction accidents include:
- OSHA violations
- Messy jobsite
- Defective tools or equipment
- Inadequate training or supervision of workers
- Inadequate safety policies or enforcement
- Poor communication between workers
- Poorly maintained tools or equipment
- Improperly assembled scaffolding
- Faulty scaffolding
- Faulty materials
- Lack of safety equipment
- Design flaws
Who can be Held Responsible for a Construction Accident in Connecticut?
Depending on the cause of your construction accident, one or more of the following may be held responsible:
- Construction site owner
- General contractor
- Prime contractors
- Equipment manufacturer or seller
- Tool manufacturer or seller
- Materials supplier
Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Claims
If you were injured in a construction accident on the job in Connecticut, you may be entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits. Most employees are eligible for Workers’ Compensation. Independent contractors are not protected by Workers’ Compensation laws, but may be covered by Workers’ Compensation insurance. If you are eligible for Workers’ Compensation, you are barred from suing your employer. However, you may still be able to recover compensation through a third-party lawsuit is the responsible party was someone other than your direct employer.
If you have been injured in a construction accident in Connecticut, please call the Danbury construction accident attorneys of Hastings, Cohan, and Walsh, LLP, at 1-888-842-8466 or contact us online today. We can help you and your family get the injury compensation that you need and deserve. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.