In Boston construction accidents, there are often a number of various routes of recovery victims may pursue. First and foremost, there is workers’ compensation, which are benefits obtained by one’s own employer. However, these benefits are generally limited to medical expenses and a portion of lost wages. Exclusivity rules written into workers’ compensation law prevent an employee from suing an employer for more than that, and co-workers are generally protected by this too. But beyond that, there may be opportunity to pursue third-party liability action.
Third party liability lawsuits are especially prevalent in construction accident cases for two reasons:
- The personal injuries are often quite severe, so the stakes are high.
- There are numerous companies and individuals that have a hand in a construction project at any given time.
Liability for worker injuries depends on a myriad of factors, including whether the company in question owed some duty of care to the plaintiff. Continue reading