A construction worker was injured at the site where the General Motors plant once operated on Boxwood Road in Wilmington. The accident happened at around 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 16.
According to reports, the worker was possibly struck by a pipe, which sent him falling into a ditch.
Firefighters from both Five Points and Cranston Heights responded to the scene. Officials set up a rigging system to rescue the injured worker from the ditch.
New Castle County paramedics treated the worker at the scene for non-life-threatening injuries. He was then brought to Christiana Hospital for further treatment.
Attorney Phil Edwards represents injured construction workers and helps them secure the financial compensation they need for their financial and personal difficulties. Phil has some commentary to share regarding the options for financial compensation available to injured construction workers:
Construction work is one of the most physically demanding jobs out there, and it can also be one of the most dangerous. However, these dangers can be mitigated if proper safety measures are in place. While construction accidents and injuries are common, many of them are avoidable and only happen due to negligence.
When a construction worker is injured on the job, all of the circumstances surrounding the injury should be investigated. It's important to ask if and how the accident could have been prevented.
In most cases, injured construction workers qualify for workers' compensation benefits. Additionally, there are also some situations in which injured construction workers may have the right to file a work injury lawsuit.
An injured construction worker can't sue their employer for an injury, but they can sue a negligent third party if that party was responsible for causing their injury. For example, if the injury happened due to a piece of defective equipment, the manufacturer of that equipment may be considered negligent.
Construction injury cases are complex and determining your options for financial compensation will require legal advice from an attorney who specializes in these cases. You can learn more about your legal options in a free consultation with one of our experienced construction injury lawyers.