There are always exceptions to the rule, even those accidents happening at the workplace. There are some incidents where employers should be taking responsibility of the situations but there are also some where they are free of it. Construction sites are probably the most risky among all workplace. Anything can happen when you are in an elevated spot or if you are bringing some materials and you drop it accidentally on your foot. Not every accident involves negligence on the job site.
Crane accidents and structural failures can occur if the materials do not meet the advertised specification. Bolts that are too hard or too soft can have greatly reduced shear strength, improperly treated steel can rust quickly, and poorly prefabricated materials can have poor welding and substandard materials. Whether the accident occurs as a result of on-site negligence or a bad lot of materials or equipment, businesses must be prepared to deal with the aftermath.
If someone dies or becomes seriously injured while on site and if that person is not covered under workers’ compensation insurance, many parties are likely to be named defendants in a lawsuit for negligence. Negligence is a wrongdoing involving conduct that fails to meet the appropriate standard of care. Proving who’s fault it is is necessary to make sure that the person gets punished.
If the incident occurs as a result of a worker’s failure to check a blind spot or perform work at a satisfactory level, the worker will be liable for the damages and his or her employer will be vicariously liable but the employer will also be liable for its own negligence in failing to train or supervise the employee. The help of a reliable attorney will certainly increase your chances in proving your part. Labor law is actually very complicated and hiring someone who specializes on this field will give you an edge.