The Law Office of Gerald R. Stahl represents construction workers who have been injured at the worksite due to unsafe work conditions or negligent construction.
Construction workers have a right to a safe workplace like any other person. Construction workers are often faced with dangerous working conditions on a daily basis. Consequently, when a construction worker is injured on-site, they can suffer catastrophic injuries.
Not all construction injuries are limited to strictly worker compensation. You may be covered by worker compensation but there may be other parties that are legally responsible for your injuries including the property owner, subcontractors, or other negligent parties.
In some cases, it is possible for the injured person to recover from the general contractor company which has a duty to take reasonable steps to keep the premises safe. Even if the company fails to keep the construction site free of debris and other potentially hazardous objects, they may be liable.
The bottom line is that construction sites are dangerous environments filled with heavy equipment, power tools, scaffolding, ladders, bricks, holes in the ground, piles of rubble, and dozens or even hundreds of workers. If a worker is injured by a developer or general contractor negligence, you may be entitled to compensation above your worker compensation benefits. The damages can amount to significant damages in that you may be able to recover pain and suffering as a result of the accident.
Gerald R. Stahl is a Grand Rapids Serious Injury lawyer representing victims of construction accidents, auto accidents, and semi-truck accidents, for over of accidents for over 30 years. His offices are conveniently located on East Beltline near Knapp’s Corner and the 63rd District Court.