Construction Liability

Construction sites are dangerous, because of the type of work done, and the tools and machinery used to do it. There are so many ways a person can be injured on a construction site, such as:

  • Falls
  • Being struck by objects
  • Being caught in or between objects
  • Electrocution
  • Cuts
  • Toxic substances
  • Slips and falls
  • Excessive noise
  • Structure and ground collapses
  • Explosions

If a worker is injured at a construction site, usually the claim is filed with workers’ compensation insurance

At times, however, a third party claim may be appropriate.  Perhaps the injury was the fault of a subcontractor, or a defective tool or piece of machinery.  In that case liability would extend beyond the workers’ compensation court. 

There are also situations where the injured person is not working on the construction site.  Perhaps a bystander or a neighbor is injured. 

In those cases the construction company may be at fault – or a landowner, a construction worker, or a manufacturer of defective machinery. Due to the complexity of construction sites, construction liability lawsuits may also be complex.  

If you are injured at a construction site, call Putnam Law today. 

About Jeff
Jeffrey Putnam - Omaha Workers Compensation Attorney

Jeffrey F Putnam is a personal injury attorney and workers’ compensation attorney located in Omaha, Nebraska. If you have head, neck, or back injuries from your job or an auto accident, call today.

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