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Construction Accidents


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Construction accidents may involve construction workers or non-workers on a construction site. Employers of construction employees are required to carry workers' compensation for workers on the site. However, an injured person can also seek reparations from a person or persons if he, she, or they contributed directly to the injury because of negligence.

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A construction accident consists of an injury either to a construction worker or someone else on a construction site. If the injury is caused because of the negligence of the construction worker's employer, pretty much, their sole recourse is through workmans compensation, which is a self- insurance fund that the employer can buy in to. If the employer does not have workmans compensation or if the injury is caused by a negligent product or the carelessness of someone else on the construction site, then you have a claim directly against the person causing the injury. If it is an injury that's caused by the carelessness of the employer, you would make application to the Utah Workmans Compensation Fund, if they were a member of that fund, and most employers are. If on the other hand, the person did not have workmans comp insurance or it was someone on the construction site that was not your employer or not paying your salary, then you would have recourse directly against them. The best way to start that process is to contact a personal injury attorney.

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