Construction accidents: Who are Liable Parties?

At a construction site, many people are working on different projects simultaneously. All of this activity makes the building site extremely chaotic, which increases the risk of accidents. In addition, this ambiguity makes ensuring that the right person is held responsible for a collision more challenging. 

If you’re injured in Toledo, STOP! Seek professional legal advice. Your lawyer will assess parties’ liability on the building site as multiple parties could be liable for your damages. 

Listed below are some parties who may be held liable for your accident.

1. The Property Owner

Every property owner in Ohio is responsible for maintaining safe premises and informing anyone who enters the property of any potential hazards.

If a property owner fails to do so, they may be held accountable for any damages sustained by an accident victim. Property owners of construction sites must publish information regarding safety dangers, such as the presence of hazardous materials, and ensure that the location is as safe as feasible.

2. Construction Companies & Contractors

Depending on how a construction project is set up, one construction company may be in charge of all parts of the work. Determining whether a single construction business is accountable is easier. General contractors manage the whole project and hire subcontractors to do the job. General contractors do not usually supervise subcontractors directly since they typically bring their tools.

No matter how a construction site is managed, contractors and construction companies can be held responsible for construction accidents. They are also liable if they fail to comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations.

3. Architects and Engineers

Architects and engineers frequently give designs for contractors, building companies, and construction employees to follow. When the blueprints are defective and cause an accident, the engineer or architect who created them may be held responsible.

4. Equipment manufacturers

Construction workers routinely use heavy equipment, which presents an inherent risk. For the safety of everyone, this equipment must be in good working order. A product liability claim can be filed against a manufacturer when a defective piece of equipment causes an accident.

You Have The Right To Sue

Get medical attention after an accident on a construction site. It’s crucial to have an open, honest dialogue with your doctor about your feeling and what happened. Based on your injuries and suffering, a doctor will design a treatment plan for you.

To recover from your injuries and other losses, you must be able to prove that the other party failed to safeguard your safety.

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