DO YOU KNOW YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AS A CONSTRUCTION WORKER?
Construction work is one of the most dangerous occupations in the world. Though many people gloss over this profession, in reality, it provides us all with growing communities, safe housing, and up-to-code buildings. Without construction work, our society would not be as advanced as we are today. Many factors contribute to the high accident rate. One in ten construction workers suffer in an injury every year according to a survey.
There can be various reasons for injuries in the workplace, which is often not the worker’s fault! If you or a loved one is involved in a workplace incident, there is a good chance that you may be able to recover compensation for your personal injuries in addition to worker’s compensation benefits.
An injured construction worker can claim workers’ compensation benefits from his or her direct employer. However, in certain circumstances when third-party providers are at fault, personal injury claims can also be against the third party for negligence.