Lawrence J. Smith:
If you’re injured on the job, and you’re a construction worker, you will have a worker’s compensation claim. However, you need to look past that, and you need to have an attorney look past that, to see why you were injured. Oftentimes there could be a third party that caused the injury that may be responsible for your injuries. Likewise, oftentimes construction workers work with very dangerous equipment, very big equipment, and oftentimes there can be a problem with that equipment that causes your injury. And in those circumstances, in addition to your worker’s compensation claim, you would also, potentially, have a claim, could be a product liability claim, or it could be a liability and negligence claim against someone else as well.