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What is Michigan Construction Accident Law?
Each year thousands of construction workers are injured or killed in construction site accidents. Although construction companies are obligated to inspect each site with safety engineers and provide safety programs, accidents still occur.
Generally, in Michigan an injured worker cannot sue his or her own employer for injuries arising out of work related activities. These injuries are covered under Michigan’s worker’s compensation system. However, if a third party’s negligence caused a worker’s injuries, like a sub-contractor, that party can be held liable and must pay compensation.
In Michigan, under the law general contractors and all sub-contractors are required to provide a reasonably safe site, to warn of hazards inherent in the work site, to hire careful employees, to coordinate job safety and to supervise compliance with safety rules.
A failure by a general contractor to take reasonable steps to guard against certain work site dangers that create a high degree of risks to workmen can make the general contractor liable for injuries that occur on the work site.
A sub-contractor still has a duty to act in a manner that does not cause unreasonable dangers to other persons on a work site.
If I am injured while at work, what benefits am I entitled to from my employer?
If you are injured by a co-worker while working at a construction site, and your employer carries worker’s compensation insurance (almost all employers are required to do so), you are entitled to worker’s compensation benefits.
The Michigan worker’s compensation system provides benefits to workers who are injured on the job or suffer an occupational disease arising out of and in the scope of employment. The benefits under Michigan worker’s compensation include weekly payments based on a percentage of your average weekly wage.
Worker’s compensation also covers medical expenses for treatment that is reasonable, necessary and related to the work-related injury. However, worker’s compensation does not provide compensation for pain and suffering.
If you are injured while on the job, and it is due to the negligence of an employee or individual from another company, then you can make a claim against that individual and his employer for pain and suffering.
What should I do next?
There are time limits in bringing a Michigan construction accident case. This is called the statute of limitations so it is important to contact a lawyer and protect your legal rights.
The Law Offices of Lee Steinberg are Michigan construction accident experts. Our legal team of Michigan construction accident lawyers has represented construction workers throughout the State of Michigan for over 40 years. Let our Michigan construction accident attorneys help you. It is our goal to answer any questions you have and fight for the compensation your deserve.
Please call Lee Free and Michigan construction lawyers at 1-800-LEE-FREE (1-800-533-3733) or fill out the Free Case Evaluation Form so we can answer any questions you may have about Michigan construction accident law and Michigan work site accidents.
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Ask Lee Free
Q:If I’m injured while working on a construction site, can I get more than just workers’ compensation
A:Yes. While workers’ compensation laws prohibit you from suing your employer, you may file a lawsuit against the owner of the site and the general contractor – even if they had nothing to do with causing your injury.