At Sachs Waldman, P.C., our Detroit personal injury attorneys care about protecting workers. As a construction worker, you are often exposed to hazardous conditions. While some jobs and careers carry more risk than others, everyone is entitled by law to a reasonably safe work environment.
In construction accident litigation, the owner, construction managers, general contractor, and/or prime contractor are responsible for providing you with a reasonably safe place to work. Additional duties may be imposed by the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Act (MIOSHA), Local Building Codes, the Association of General Contractors (A.G.C.), and American Institute of Architects (AIA) contract documents.
"Construction" is defined broadly and includes any type of work involving demolition, excavation, grading, erection, maintenance, remodeling, renovation, repair or any other type of work done by the building trades and/or construction workers. Construction accident litigation involves injuries that occur on any type of construction project or construction site, whether residential, commercial or industrial.
When you work in construction, you are frequently involved in multi-employer work sites and complex contracts between the companies performing the work. Due to this complexity, we recommend that you contact us after any construction accident so we may review the facts of your case, and determine the full extent of your legal rights and remedies.
As a construction worker, your job site may change frequently, but your right to a safe place to work never does. To discuss your case, please contact our Detroit construction litigation and personal injury attorneys today. For more information on past Michigan cases, please visit our Case Summaries page. Or, more information on bringing a construction litigation claim, please see our Construction Accidents F.A.Q. section.