Residential job sites can be dangerous, especially if contractors take risks and cut corners to save time and money. When proper protocols and OSHA-mandated regulations aren’t followed on residential job sites, construction workers are exposed to similar hazards seen at industrial and commercial construction sites.
It is the responsibility of employers to ensure that the worksite, no matter where it is located, is safe and that employees are following OSHA safety protocols. If you have been injured in a residential job site accident, contact Mike Agruss Law for a free consultation. We are a Chicago-based injury law firm representing individuals (and their families) who have suffered an injury in an accident. We will handle your case quickly and advise you every step of the way, and we will not hesitate to go to trial for you. Lastly, Mike Agruss Law is not paid attorneys’ fees unless we win your case. Our no-fee promise is that simple. You have nothing to risk when you hire us – only the opportunity to seek justice.
Causes of Residential Job Site Accidents
Residential construction sites often have multiple contractors working on the same project. Negligence on the part of any contractor can lead to a number of accidents, including:
- Falling accidents
- Scaffolding collapse
- Falling debris
- Defective products
- Unmarked holes and/or drop-offs
In addition, construction workers and contractors often ignore OSHA-mandated standards for personal protective equipment (PPE) usage to reduce costs or complete their work in a timelier manner. When safety harnesses, hard hats, safety nets are not used and other PPE is not provided or used, it puts workers at-risk for serious and deadly injuries.
Subcontractors and Third-Party Claims
Your employer is required by law to provide workers’ compensation, regardless of who is at-fault for the accident. However, workers’ compensation only provides for medical bills and partial compensation for lost wages. In exchange for this compensation, an injured employee is typically unable to bring a legal claim against their employer. This often leaves an injured worker with a financial burden due to the gaps in compensation they will receive.
Because residential job sites have many different contractors working at any given time, a third-party claim may be possible if negligence can be proven. Third-party claims are against parties that are not the workers’ direct employer, such as another contractor, a manufacturer/distributor of a defective product, or another driver in the event that a construction worker is injured while performing work-related driving in a work vehicle. Third-party claims can be complicated, but the experienced personal injury lawyers at Mike Agruss Law can review your claim and determine who may be at-fault for your injuries and damages and help to secure you the compensation you may be entitled to.
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