Construction workers face the risk of injury and death every day. According to a report in Forbes.Com, construction is the fifth most deadly job in the U.S. behind logging and airplane carrier pilot. Typically, when a worker gets hurt, the injuries are going to be paid by their employer’s worker’s compensation. However, there are circumstances where another party might be on the hook for some of the damages.
Construction Worker Accidents at the Kentucky Amazon CVG Site
A $1.5 billion Amazon Air hub project at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) in Hebron, Kentucky, is under fire for some recent accidents including one fatality. On Saturday, February 1, 2020, a worker was killed in an accident at the site. There is no word yet on what caused the accident, and the only information is that the worker died from blunt force trauma.
This accident came on the heels of an earlier incident that sent two workers to the hospital. In that one, a large precast concrete beam fell on a man lift carrying two workers. Unconfirmed reports say that one of the workers is paralyzed and the other has massive head trauma.
There are many ways someone can be injured at a construction site. Some sites are off-limits to the public while others are not. Construction injuries are often severe and can happen at any time. Some of the most severe types of these are:
- Falls from Heights
- Struck by Materials
- Vehicle/Forklift Accidents
- Gas Leaks/Explosions
- Severe Burns
An accident can happen at any time, and a person’s life can be changed instantly and forever. The circumstances of the accident, the cause and who the victim is will have an impact on compensation for the victim.
When a worker is injured in Kentucky, there is workers’ compensation that will pay benefits such as all medical bills, lost time from work and disability. However, if a third party was at all responsible, then the victim can sue the third party for damages as well. A third party claim is against someone other than the employer of the worker. Some of the examples of these are:
- Supply Vendor:
- Worker’s from Other Company:
- Owner of the Site:
- Manufacturing Defect/Design
- Member of the Public:
When these accidents happen, the victim will have a claim against any person or company that is at fault. Some of the most common of these are:
- Auto Accidents:
- Falling Objects/Debris:
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney Today
Accident victims often wonder if they need an attorney, and the answer is almost always yes. The insurance company agents have years of experience and are good at their job which is to pay you as little as possible or nothing at all. You need someone just as experienced to help you level the field. Talk to someone you can trust to be on your side and get you what is yours under the law.
The attorneys at Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, have that knowledge and a combined 100 years’ experience in helping clients get the results they deserve. To discuss your case, call Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC today, at (800) 937-8443 or click here to contact them online.
There are many other ways a member of the public can be injured in a construction zone, and when that happens, there are often many potential sources of compensation.