Kansas residents know that accidents can happen at any time at any place. These accidents might occur the roads, in public places or at one’s place of employment. When an injury results from an accident at the workplace, it is important that individuals understand all their legal rights going forward with their case.
Of all places of employment, construction sites are one of the most common places for injuries. Construction site accidents can occur, even if all available precautions are observed. A Kansas construction worker was working in Olathe when he fell from the home he was working on. Firefighters who responded to the 911 call indicated that the worker fell all the way to the basement of the home and suffered serious injuries as a result of the fall.
When a worker is injured at a construction site, there are a number of individuals that could be potentially liable to the injured worker for the injuries they sustained. The individuals responsible can include the engineers and architects of the site, the contractor, including the primary and sub, as well as the site owner. In order to determine who is responsible in a particular case, it is important to understand the roles and responsibilities of each party for each individual project.
Construction site accidents will often involve a lot of fact-finding and require detailed analysis to determine all the responsible parties and their liabilities. There will also be a need for the injured party to have a thorough examination of the site where the accident occurred. Experienced legal professionals with an expertise in construction site accidents would be beneficial for individuals who have been injured at a construction site. The legal professional will ensure that the victim receives all the compensation to which they are entitled.
Source: KMBC News, “Worker injured in fall at Olathe home under construction“, Sept. 19, 2013