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I was struck by a bulldozer while working on a construction site and seriously injured my leg. Who is liable?

 

While there are rare exceptions, your employer is generally immune from legal action if an injuring accident occurs while you are working on a construction site. Your employer’s liability is protected by the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission, which limits your compensation to the payment of medical bills and weekly payments, set by the VWCC and based on the extent of your injury. When multiple contractors are working on a construction site, injuries often occur as a result of another company or contractor's carelessness or wrong doing. Also, dangerous defects in tools being used in construction may be the source of your injury.

When either of these circumstances is the case, an experienced attorney can investigate who else may be to blame for your injury, and help you obtain a more substantial settlement for your injury than you’d ever receive through workers compensation.