Who is Responsible in a Construction Accident? Washington DC Injury Lawyer Roger Johnson Explains

“Our attorneys know that construction workers face one of the most dangerous working environments of any job. Job site safety should be a top priority for every contractor. When an accident does occur it can always be traced back to a defining moment and cause. Often, site safety measures have not been properly maintained and the potential hazards of falling or other injury are present. To avoid injury, all employers at the site must provide proper training, equipment, and use safety precautions to ensure their employees’ safety.

It may not be clear in your case who is at fault, but our attorneys have over 30 years experience investigating construction injury cases. To find out who is liable for a construction accident we must examine each of the parties involved. Each one owes a specific duty to construction site worker.

General contractors and sub-contractors have a duty to provide a work environment that is reasonably safe and must warn employees of any potential hazards on the site. They also have a duty to properly train construction workers and ensure that all workers are complying with safety regulations.

Manufacturers and suppliers of construction machinery may be responsible for injuries resulting from defective products under state products liability laws.

Design architects and engineers may owe a duty to ensure safe conditions on a construction site. This responsibility, however, is typically defined by the contract between the design professional and the construction site owner.

When determining which of the above parties are responsible for construction site injuries, courts look not only at the duty owed by that individual but they also examine the structure in place at the time of the accident, the extent of each party’s control over the premises and the degree of control over the work being conducted. The attorneys at Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis and Lightfoot, L.L.P. have been successfully filing claims for those injured in construction-related accidents for over 30 years and we are here to help you too.

If you or someone in your family has been injured on a construction site and are considering a claim, visit our website or simply pick up the phone and call us right now. We’ll provide an absolutely free consultation to discuss your options.”

– Washington DC injury attorney Roger Johnson

Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, LLP
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