Construction zones are dangerous, and it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that safety standards are met. The safety of Wisconsin construction sites is governed by the Wisconsin Safe Place Law, which obligates owners and employers to keep the premises as safe as reasonably possible under the circumstances.
Even if a worker is covered by workers’ compensation, those benefits rarely cover all of the expenses connected with an injury. In many cases, additional compensation may be obtained by bringing a claim against a third party. For example:
If the accident was due to the negligence of another crew that is working on the site, such as a hole dug by another crew being inadequately safeguarded, or a piece of equipment not properly secured, the manager of the other crew may be liable
If the accident was due to defective equipment, the manufacturer of the equipment may be subject to a products liability claim
If a drunk driver crashes into a barricaded worksite, the driver may be liable for negligence in a personal injury claim
To determine if you may collect from a third-party for your injuries, you will need the assistance of an experienced Wisconsin construction accident lawyer to conduct a thorough investigation. The attorneys at Samster, Konkel & Safran, S.C. have extensive experience handling construction accident claims, and are at your service. Call us today at (414) 224-0400 for a free consultation.