According to NBC Washington, on June 30th a construction accident occurred on the 1200 block of New Jersey Avenue in Washington, DC.
One worker got stuck underneath a large piece of machinery. The fire department successfully rescued the victim, but he later died in the hospital from his injuries.
Another construction worker was injured in the accident but was treated on site.
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:
Usually, when a construction worker is injured on the job they are able to receive workers’ compensation from their employer. In addition to this, sometimes a victim’s injuries are caused by third-party negligence.
In these cases, the victim may have grounds for a lawsuit against the third-party. For instance, a property owner may be held liable for not fixing a dangerous property condition before starting construction.