Who Is Responsible for My Salt Lake City Construction Accident?
Construction site accidents can be heartbreaking for both workers and their loved ones. In the days after an accident, worrying about how your medical bills and other damages will be paid can make it difficult to think clearly, especially if you’re focusing on recovering from a serious personal injury and getting back to work.
The financial cost of a construction accident can pile up quickly, especially if you are laid up or in a hospital, leaving you facing high expenses and debt that could take years to pay off—if ever. An experienced construction injury lawyer can help you determine if you are entitled to compensation, but first, it’s important to identify just who was responsible.
Identifying the Cause
Determining fault in a construction accident can be incredibly complicated. Although your employer might be responsible for what happened, they aren’t necessarily responsible for every single situation or injury that occurs on a work site.
In some worksite accidents, other individuals such as third-party contractors or passersby might be at fault. This is frequently true in vehicle accidents at road construction sites. All too often, a driver speeds or drives drunk through a site, missing important signage and crashing into either construction workers or heavy machinery. Negligent behavior such as this makes these parties liable for your damages and allows you to file a personal injury lawsuit against them.
Parties Potentially at Fault
Some of the parties that may be at fault for your construction accident could include any of the following:
- Part or equipment manufacturers for producing faulty parts
- Anyone who intentionally caused your accident
- Any party who didn’t inform you of a dangerous spill or toxic exposure
- Temp agencies who hire inexperienced or untrained employees
In large part, determining who caused your accident will also determine whether you can file a personal injury claim or must settle for workers compensation. A personal injury claim will allow you to receive a much greater settlement amount, so if your accident qualifies, you should consult with one of our attorneys to explore your options.
Differences of Opinion Regarding Fault
A number of professionals, including opposing attorneys, insurance companies, and employers may attempt to interpret the fault for your accident differently—usually in the way that makes them least liable. In order to ensure that you receive compensation for all of your damages and injuries, it is vital to your case that all at-fault parties are identified and a case is built that thoroughly demonstrates their fault.
Seeking Compensation with Help from a Construction Injury Attorney
If you have been hurt in a construction accident in the Salt Lake City area, it can be difficult to get the compensation you deserve without a qualified legal team on your side to help. The lawyers at Craig Swapp & Associates can examine the details of your accident and determine who was responsible. To get started, schedule a free, no-obligation consultation by completing the form at the bottom of this page or call us toll-free at 1-800-404-9000.