Barraza v. IMAC – Personal Injury: Premises Liability- Accident at a Construction Site: Brain Injury
Getting hurt on the job can be a very stressful event for many people—some are covered by insurance policies extended by their employees, whereas others are not so fortunate and get hurt by individuals who they are contracting for without any particular insurance coverage.
Regardless of these circumstances, individuals within a particular work-space have the duty of care towards each other. What this means is that if an employee perceives a particular working space to be unsafe for their colleagues, then they have a duty to act upon their knowledge in order to make the space safe from imminent harm towards their fellow peers.
Failing to exercise this duty of care is what often results in injuries at the work place, and for contractors who typically aren’t associated with full-time work insurance policies, getting hurt on the job can be detrimental to their livelihood in that they would have to take time off work, and they would have to pay for their treatment out of pocket.
In this case, our client was severely injured by a concrete-based structure that fell directly on his head while he was working with other companies that he was not fully affiliated with. Filing an injury law suit helps him track the chain of command that was present in the area at the time of the accident, in order to seek compensatory relief for the damages that he had accrued.