Construction work of any kind can come with unpreventable accidents, but when those accidents are preventable, a visit to a Portland, Ore., personal injury lawyer may be needed. While there is inherent risk with most construction jobs, there are times when ill-preparedness and lack of proper supervision can get people into trouble. Because Construction Law can be so complicated, a personal injury attorney or premises liability attorney can help determine if another party is, in fact, liable for compensation.
When it comes to premises liability in Oregon, several factors come into play. For what reason was the plaintiff on the property? Were they invited or trespassing? Premises liability lawyers know which questions need answering for determining whether a defendant owes a duty of care. As is written in the general statement of Oregon premises liability law, “a plaintiff who intends to assert a negligence claim sounding in premises liability must still plead and prove that the defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care,” which a premises liability lawyer can determine.
While one’s ability to file a <a href="http://www.roydwyer.com/workers-compensation-attorney-oregon/">personal injury claim</a> might also be tied up in premises liability, construction law can also play a part. If a plaintiff has followed all of the employers safety standards and has still suffered from a personal injury on the job, “[i]njured construction-site workers may have a claim against design professionals for inadequate supervision.” However, personal injury attorneys can help sort out the details of the case to determine if such a claim can be brought, and where the actual negligence lies.
In September, a Gresham man was working on a road construction project in Vancouver, Wash., when a piece of equipment fell on top of him, causing serious injury. The investigation of the accident is not yet complete. However, if results show that the worker was following safety guidelines, and it was the action or inaction of another party which caused the accident, a personal injury attorney can likely help him receive fair compensation for his injuries.
If you or a family member has been injured on a construction site in Beaverton, Tigard, Gresham, Hillsboro, or any other city in or around Portland, contact the Portland law offices of Dwyer Williams Potter Attorneys. With extensive experience in premises liability and personal injury law, Dwyer Williams Potter Attorneys can help you sort through the details of your case, determine liability, and advocate for you in discussions with defendants and insurance companies. Dwyer Williams Potter works hard to receive fair compensation for their clients. To contact them, call 888-247-9023 or visit www.roydwyer.com.
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