According to The Washington Post, on September 4th a construction accident occurred on the 1600 block of Massachusetts Avenue NW, at Scott Circle in Washington, D.C.
Two workers were hit by a pipe and seriously injured at the excavation site. Both victims were hospitalized for their injuries.
The cause of the accident is unknown, but an investigation is underway.
Laurence Banville is a lawyer who helps injured construction workers find the financial support they need and deserve. Here is Laurence with some thoughts on the legal rights of these workers and their families:
In most cases, injured construction workers can receive workers’ compensation from their employers. However, there may be another legal option available to these victims under certain circumstances.
If third-party negligence was involved in the accident, then the construction worker may have grounds for a lawsuit against the third-party. For example, if machinery malfunctioned at the construction site, then the victim injured may be able to sue the manufacturers for negligence.