I was injured on a construction site. Do I have a workers’ compensation claim or a personal injury claim?
In situations where someone is injured at work due to another party’s negligence, that person may have a workers’ compensation claim and a claim against the negligent party (sometimes called third party claim, civil claim, or personal injury claim). In the context of a construction site accident, this can happen when there is a problem with the work due to the negligence of another contractor or company besides the employer.
For example, if another contractor has created a dangerous condition such as a loose beam, uncovered hole, or unsecured load resulting in an injury, the person may have a workers’ compensation claim against the employer, and a civil, third party, or personal injury claim against the negligent, at-fault party.
In those situations, the workers’ compensation insurance carrier will often assert a lien against the third party, civil or personal injury claim.
If you were injured on a construction site, please give our office a call for a free consultation.
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