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Who is Responsible for Keeping a Construction Site Safe?

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The construction accident lawyers at Whiting Law Group, Ltd. understand how difficult it can be to identify the right legal action if you are injured in a construction accident and unclear what to do next.

 

Construction Site Safety

When it comes to construction site safety, someone is responsible for the safety of a construction site. However, the question of who is responsible is often confusing and contentious. It is critical to consult with an experienced construction accident attorney. Below are some of the issues that can make it challenging to determine liability.

Contracts: Determining who is responsible for keeping a construction site safe may depend on the language of the contracts that were signed by the parties. For instance, a general contractor, several subcontractors and an owner may all accuse one another of having ultimate responsibility for safety at the site. Therefore, the issue is usually a matter of contract law and the answer will depend on the language of the contracts that were signed amongst the parties.

What “safe” means: Another issue that arises is, “what constitutes a ‘safe’ construction site?” Essentially, there is a duty to keep the construction site in a reasonably safe condition, based on the level of safety that other reasonable construction companies would exhibit.

Any failure by a construction company to keep a construction site reasonably safe is a violation of their duty and may entitle an injured party to damages.

Consult an attorney

Whiting Law Group takes a personal interest in every case that comes into our office. If you are looking for an attorney that will give you undivided individual attention, commitment to excellence, and use every possible resource available to help you win your case, then Mr.Whiting and his team of accident and injury trial lawyers personally invite you to contact them for a free consultation toll free at 1-877-936-7200 or by email at twhiting@wlglaw.net. There is no fee unless we win your case.

Sources

http://wlglaw.net/practice-areas/construction-accidents/

http://www.alllaw.com/articles/nolo/workers-compensation/liability-construction-worker-injured-fall.html

http://injury.findlaw.com/workers-compensation/construction-injuries-faq.html

http://www.alllaw.com/articles/nolo/personal-injury/liability-construction-site-injuries-caused-falling-objects.html

 

http://www.alllaw.com/resources/personal-injury/work-related-injuries

http://www.alllaw.com/articles/nolo/personal-injury/damages.html