If I got hurt at work where there is construction going on, can I sue the construction company for not following safety guidelines?
Question Details: I was at work and an employee lost control of a 3 inch water hose. It started spraying everywhere and when I turned around to get away, I fell over a concrete pillar with 4 bolts sticking out of it. My leg got stuck between the bolts and now I have cartilage damage and a tear in my left knee. The construction company did not following safety guidelines like safety taping or coning off the area.
Yes, if, as you indicate, the company was negligent or unreasonably careless such as by not following safety guidelines or taking reasonable safety precautions, you can sue them for your medical costs, lost wages (missed work) and, if there is long-lasting disability or impairment, for "pain and suffering," too. It the failure to take basic or commonsense safety precautions or follow safety guidelines that could make them liable.