A subcontractor is a business or individual that carries out work for a company as part of a larger project, usually in the field of construction. Because they do not directly work for the larger company, we often get calls from individuals who have been injured while working as a subcontractor asking if they are eligible for workers’ compensation.
Injured While Working as a Subcontractor | Workers’ Compensation
Some of our clients who were either subcontractors themselves or working for subcontractors have worried that they did not have valid claims. This is not true; it does not matter if an individual is a subcontractor to a general contractor or to an owner of property. If you are injured because of the negligence of somebody else on that job site, even the general contractor, you could have a claim. Because this situation may appear unclear, it is important to seek a lawyer’s guidance right away.
Injured While Working as a Subcontractor | How We Can Help
Our office hires investigators, does its due diligence, determines which witnesses are available, and finds out which contractors could be responsible for certain employees and activities on the job site. Immediate attorney involvement is necessary, as the construction site may not remain the way it was at the time that your accident occurred. When you are a subcontractor, prompt action is even more important because you want to make sure that your case is filed against the responsible parties.
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Were you injured on the job as a subcontractor and have questions about subcontractor injury rights? You may still be able to recover compensation for your injuries. Contact the experienced Hamburg construction accident lawyers at Chiacchia & Fleming, LLP for a free confidential consultation. We treat your case and your injuries seriously and do everything in our power to bring you relief. Let our experience work for you.