Construction site accident law can be quite complicated and requires a detailed examination of the facts surrounding the accident, the different contracts between the owner, the general contractor and the subcontractors, and a careful analysis of Wisconsin worker's compensation laws. Our Milwaukee personal injury attorneys at Samster Konkel & Safran, S.C. have 10+ decades of collective experience and are knowledgeable in all aspects of construction site accident laws. We can use this experience to benefit your case!
The cause of your construction site injury, and the circumstances surrounding it, can have a significant impact on the amount and types of compensation you can claim.
Wisconsin construction sites are covered by the Wisconsin Safe Place Law governing public property owners.
Wisconsin Safe Place Law refers to the Wisconsin Statute that requires property owners and employers to keep their premises as safe as the nature of their property reasonably permits. This requirement includes the construction, maintenance and repair of the premises. Businesses and employers are not required to keep their property absolutely safe, but their premises must be relatively safe, depending on the kind and use of premises. In keeping with this duty, the owner or employer must use reasonable care in inspecting the property for problems and repairing them when found.
Worker’s compensation law in Wisconsin state that an injury is any mental or physical harm caused by an accident or disease that happened while working or while at the workplace. Injuries covered include:
Physical harm including bruises, cuts, hernias, sprains, burns, paralysis, sudden loss of hearing, loss of vision, disfigurement, and more
Mental harm including traumatic neurosis, nervous disorders, and more
Accidental injury including sudden traumatic mental or physical harm caused by workplace-related activities
Disease as a result of overexposure or exposure to work-related activities. These may include hearing loss, infection, pneumonia, respiratory disease, and more
Please note the statutes of limitation may bar recovery of damages if legal action is taken after the statutorily prescribed time period. Call our Milwaukee personal injury attorneys today for a free case evaluation, or fill out our online Free Case Evaluation form.
If you or a loved one was injured working on a construction site, you may be entitled to compensation. Call us at (414) 455-1639 to learn more about your options!