After a serious workplace accident, there is sometimes confusion regarding the differences between workers’ compensation and personal injury liability. Besides getting prompt medical attention and wage loss for an injured worker, it is critical that victims and their families also contact an experienced accident lawyer as soon as possible to protect their right to additional compensation.
At the law firm of Cronin, Fried, Sekiya, Kekina & Fairbanks in Honolulu, our lawyers help employees, workers and others recover compensation for their losses from construction site accidents. We can help you if you have suffered a serious head, back or neck injury or if a loved one suffered fatal injuries due to a construction accident.
The Most Common Types Of Construction Accidents
While construction accidents are common and dangerous, some injury causes are more frequent than others. These include:
- Falling from a defective ladder
- Improperly erected scaffolding
- Faulty roofing equipment
- A mistake by a subcontractor
- A collision with a piece of equipment
There are so many ways to get hurt on a construction site, but you do have options if you do.
Beyond Workers’ Compensation Benefits
In Hawaii, an injured worker will most likely be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits after a construction accident or a workplace injury. Beyond the workers’ compensation issues, however, is the question of whether any other entity besides the employer shares responsibility for the injury.
Manufacturers, distributors and installers of defective equipment are potential sources of compensation. Subcontractors or delivery services may be liable for injuries or loss of life resulting from a construction accident or any other workplace injury.
Contact A Prominent Hawaii Workplace Injury Lawyer In Honolulu Today
Cronin, Fried, Sekiya, Kekina & Fairbanks maintains a status as a premier personal injury law firm in Hawaii. To schedule your free initial consultation regarding a fatal or catastrophic injury suffered in or near Hawaii, call us locally at 808-600-3514. You may also connect with us online.