Construction Site Accidents

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When it comes to construction site accidents, liability is determined very differently depending on if the individual harmed is a construction worker on the job, or an unfortunate passerby. Workers are covered by employment laws such as the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act.

Pedestrians, on the other hand, may be eligible to sue the construction company and/or property owner.This situation is covered by the Occupier’s Liability Act.Section 3(1) of the Act reads in the following way:

“An occupier of premises owes a duty to take such care as in all the circumstances of the case is reasonable to see that persons entering on the premises, and the property brought on the premises by those persons are reasonably safe while on the premises.”

Normally a construction company and/or a property owner will be considered to be an occupier.Falling debris, uneven walking surfaces and other hazards may occur as a result of a construction company’s failure to comply with this obligation.

Damages that are often sought in such cases include emergency care, ongoing medical expenses, including rehabilitative therapy, lost wages and future loss of income, home care costs, and damages for pain and suffering.

If you or a loved one has been injured at a construction site, either as a worker or a passerby, Mackesy Smye has the legal experience, knowledge, and skills to get you the compensation you deserve.

Book a free personal injury consultation by calling direct at 1-905-525-2341 or contact us through our secure online contact form.

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