It is an unfortunate truth that many injuries and deaths occur on the job. When this happens, employees are typically covered by workers’ compensation. While this provides automatic and certain financial benefits to the injured employee or his surviving family, employees give up the right to file a lawsuit if the injury or death is the fault of the employer.
However, in today’s modern workplace, it is often the case that third-party contractors are doing a lot of the work at a job site or workplace. These are people who are employed by other companies, usually at lower hourly rates than full-time employees. These people may not receive the same location-specific safety training that regular employees receive. Because safety is everyone’s job in a workplace, this means that on any given day, your safety is in the hands of people you may not know, who might not have the proper training for your workplace.
If you are injured or a loved one is killed on the job, and it is the fault of one of these third-party contractors, you can bring a lawsuit against that company. However, it takes skilled and experienced attorneys to figure out that it was the third-party contractor, and not the employer, who caused the injury or death.
If you have been injured during contract work due to the negligence of others, the Lietz Law Firm can help. We have extensive experience with investigating industrial accidents, determining their causes, and recovering compensation for our clients.