Far too often, as Phoenix personal injury attorneys, we see wounded, even permanently impaired, Arizona construction workers who never avail themselves of their rights under the personal injury system. Many construction site accidents are caused by other subcontractors or workers at the jobsite who fail to follow OSHA standards and other laws related to workplace safety. Disregarding acceptable standards of caution in a construction trade, and causing injury to someone else, often opens the floodgates for claims to be made in addition to workers’ compensation. This happens without forfeiting any available rights pertaining to the workers’ compensation claim. Personal injury claims are made in addition to, not instead of, the workers’ compensation claim.
It is important not to allow the type of construction accident that has occurred to get in the way of a proper analysis. There is no restriction that dictates which types of construction accident allow personal injury claims to be brought. That’s why it’s vital to find a skilled attorney to review a claim and see if more compensation can be sought outside of workers’ compensation.