According to ABC 8News, on July 31st a construction worker was struck by a falling piece of rebar at the VCU project site on 10th Street between Broad and Marshall St in Richmond, VA.
The worker was injured and brought to the VCU Medical Center for treatment. The victim was working for DPR Construction at the time of the accident.
The investigation is still underway.
Kevin Biniazan is a construction injury lawyer who helps injured construction workers recover the financial compensation they need and deserve. Below are some thoughts from Brian on the legal rights of injured construction workers:
In some construction accident cases, victims may be eligible for one or more forms of financial compensation. A good portion of construction injuries are covered by workers’ compensation. However, some independent contractors don’t have workers’ compensation.
In addition, injuries that are caused by the negligence of third parties may qualify for lawsuits. A third party is someone that is not an employer or coworker. For example, a property owner could be sued for a construction injury caused by a dangerous property condition.