The lack of fall protection on a construction site in Tucson is a common cause of construction site injuries. In fact, it is considered the top cause of death and serious injuries on construction sites all over the country. Most people expect that certain things will happen if someone dies or is seriously injured due to an Arizona construction site fall. Many people would expect that OSHA, or at least the Arizona arm of OSHA, would do a detailed investigation. Another expectation is that either the injured worker or the surviving family members have the right to file a workers’ compensation claim.
Many Arizonans do not realize that in addition to workers’ comp benefits an injured worker or surviving family members may also have the right to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim. These types of personal injury claims will not take away from the worker’ comp claim, but will actually add to what can be claimed.
Determining what caused an accident, such as why there was a lack of fall protection and why the fall occurred, along with a variety of different factors are part of what must be considered to ascertain whether a personal injury claim can be made as well.
For any questions about personal injury claims after construction site falls or falls on other job sites, please call us. Our Tucson construction injury lawyers are happy to help you and your family address the same concerns we have helped others in similar situations address. In that way, you can make the best decision as to how you wish to proceed I your construction site accident claim.