Construction sites are dangerous places. Every day, construction workers put themselves at great personal risk while performing a service that is vital to our economy and society. Employers and general contractors have a responsibility to follow regulations and ensure that everyone on the job site is safe. Too often, they fail.
Des Moines Iowa Job Site and Construction Accident Injuries Attorney John T. Hemminger has handled personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits for more than 30 years. He has the experience and trial skill necessary to handle the most severe, complex construction accident litigation. If you or a loved one was injured on a job site, call 515-283-2116 or contact our firm online to schedule a free consultation. We handle cases involving:
- Fatal workplace accidents
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Neck and back injuries
- Burn injuries
Work Comp Limitations May Not Apply
Whenever someone is injured in the service of an employer, he or she is automatically entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, which may be severely limited in comparison to the damage caused by the injury.
However, if the injury was caused by someone who works for a different company, then that company may be liable to pay damages in a normal personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. This is called “third party litigation,” and it is not subject to the settlement limitations of workers’ compensation.
On construction job sites, injuries are frequently caused either directly or indirectly by the action or inaction of different subcontractors. In some cases, lax oversight by the general contractor may be to blame as well.
You can learn more during a free consultation with personal injury lawyer John T. Hemminger. If you or your loved one suffered harm in a construction accident, call 515-283-2116 or contact us online today.