Our blog has gone into detail on some of the reasons why litigation arises in the construction industry, from a contract dispute to defects. Unfortunately, there are many other reasons why the owner of a construction company may find themselves in the courtroom, such as a worker injury. Construction workers become injured on the job in all sorts of ways and even lose their lives, in some instances. From physical pain to lost wages and emotional trauma over a loved one's death, various consequences often follow these accidents and some people blame construction companies for the hardships they have endured.
If your construction company is being taken to court over a worker's accident, it is crucial to be prepared. You should ensure that all facets of the accident have been carefully reviewed and that the appropriate course of action is taken. The outcome of such a case can have a major impact on everyone involved, including your company. For example, you may face financial repercussions or damage to your business' reputation, depending on the outcome. We know this can be a very difficult time for construction company owners, especially in the midst of a hectic project and many other responsibilities. However, it is essential to set aside plenty of time to work through these cases with care.
By knowing your rights and various options, you may be able to achieve an end result that is more favorable. If you go to our commercial construction page, you can read more on construction lawsuits.