Who Is At Fault?
Determining fault in a construction accident can be difficult. With so many contractors and companies involved, blame is often shuffled back and forth until determining who is liable becomes a convoluted mess. The attorneys at The Cochran Firm have years of experience in dealing with construction site injuries, and can help you wade through these difficult waters. We can properly determine fault and get you the compensation you will need to cover your financial and personal losses.
Steps to Take
When you are injured on a construction site, you will want to take the following steps to ensure you are fairly compensated:
- Seek medical attention immediately, even if your injury seems minor
- Report your injuries to your direct supervisor
- Gather the names and contact information for all witnesses
- Get photographs and other physical evidence of the injury, location of the injury, and any equipment involved
- Contact the Cochran Firm and schedule a free consultation
Determining Liability in Construction Accidents
Liability for your injuries will rely on several factors. We will need to be able to determine the amount of control an individual had over the area in which you were hurt. Fault may lie with:
- The site owner
- An independent contractor
- An equipment manufacturer
- A supervisor
These aspects can become tricky when dealing with any injury. For example, injuries like electrocution may involve electricians, other contractors who have made safe electrical installations unsafe, manufacturers whose product was defective, or supervisors responsible for maintaining the safety of a site. Having an experienced attorney on your side is the most reliable way to ensure fault is properly placed, and you are compensated appropriately.
If you have been injured on a construction site, please contact the experienced construction accident attorneys at the Cochran Firm in one of our nationwide offices for a free consultation and let us help you get the full compensation you deserve.