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Construction Accidents: Beyond Workers’ Compensation

Construction liability is an issue typically seen by most as coming squarely under the heading of worker's compensation. Because construction site accidents are indeed workplace injuries, worker's compensation rules do typically apply. However, because construction site injuries involve a myriad of factors, including dangerous, heavy machinery and chemicals, and a variety of circumstances that each require meticulous safety checks and balances, when a construction accident does occur, it is entirely possible that it is due to negligence on the part of a third party. If it can be demonstrated that that is the case, the victim may very well have a claim that goes well beyond a standard workers' compensation award.

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