When a Connecticut construction worker is hurt while on the job it can be challenging to know exactly who might be responsible for their injuries. Depending upon how the injury-causing accident happened and where the incident occurred there are a variety of parties that may be fully or partially liable for the worker’s damages and harm. This post will generally discuss some of the entities that may serve as defendants in a personal injury case based on the harm suffered by a construction worker. Readers are cautioned, though, that every case of this type is different and as such the contents of this post should not be relied on as legal guidance.
First, the entity or individual that owns the site where the accident happened may be liable for the worker’s injuries. This will depend in large part on how much control over the site the owner possesses during the construction project. In some cases a site owner may not be held liable though a general contractor or subcontractor may be to blame for failing to maintain the safety of the site for workers.
Second, related parties may hold some blame for a worker’s injuries. If architects or builders fail to ensure that construction projects meet safety and compliance guidelines then they may be partially responsible for any harm that befalls individuals who perform work for the projects’ completions. Additionally, the makers of the supplies and equipment that the workers use may be liable for any injuries that result from the defects contained in those items.
Construction workers should not suffer injuries when they show up to work to do their jobs. When they do, though, it is usually because of the negligent of others. Serious injuries can result when construction site accidents happen and workers who have been harmed in such incidents may have rights to compensation under personal injury law.