Some people mistakenly believe that since a construction site is inherently dangerous, construction supervisors can't be held liable for injuries that the workers may sustain.
However, this isn't necessarily the case. If an accident occurs as the result of
the negligence of a construction company, the workers may be entitled to
compensation for any injuries.
In order to prove negligence, a plaintiff would need to address four different
factors: duty of care, breach, causation, and injury. All four of these factors
must be present in order to prove negligence.
Duty Of Care
Duty of care refers to the obligation a person or company may have to take
reasonable measures to ensure the safety of others. You need to establish that
the construction company has a duty to ensure that your particular incident did
Was There A Breach?
A breach occurs when one party fails to live up to its duty of care. It means
that they did not take proper measures to maintain safety. You will need to
show that your construction company did not honor its duty of care.
After proving that there was a breach, you will also need to show that this
breach actually caused the incident. If the company was found to have breached
their duty of care, but this breach did not cause the incident, the company
will not be found to be negligent.
If the other party's breach did cause the incident, you will also need to show
that the incident caused your injuries. If you can connect your injury to the
incident, then you have a possible claim to damages.
If you believe that you have been injured as the result of negligence in Los
Angeles, contact a Los Angeles personal injury attorney who can represent you.