The law governing construction injury cases and/or the rights of injured Workers is “dynamic” and not easily described. The rules are not set out in a single comprehensive code book, but come from a variety of different areas such as:
- Statutory law
- Administrative regulations
- Employment law
- Contract law
- Property law
- Industry standards
- Insurance law
- Common (court-made) law
While it is not the intent of this handbook to be an “all-encompassing” treatise on construction injury law, it is our intent to give you a big picture understanding of the law at work. To accomplish this we have organized the book into two distinct parts:
- Part I: (Chapters 1 – 6) Introduces readers to some of the most common and serious hazards encountered on construction sites and the responsibilities of various parties to identify and control the risks of injury presented by these hazards.
- Part II: (Chapters 7-9) Looks at what happens when a Worker is injured. We review the potential remedies available under Ohio’s Workers’ Compensation laws, as well as possible remedies available against other parties who may be responsible for causing the Worker’s injury.
Throughout the book, we will include real-life client case examples to help bring some real world application to what is being discussed.
While the book is designed to give you an overview of construction law, it is not a novel. You do not have to start at the beginning of this book and read it straight through. If there is a particular area you’re interested in – go straight there.
Injured Worker’s Guide: Ohio Construction Accidents is offered free of charge simply by requesting a copy. The attorneys in our office are also available to answer any questions about construction accident injuries by calling 419-241-1395, Live Chatting on our website, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.