I got hurt at work where there is construction going on can I sue the construction company for not following safety guidelines like safety taping or coning off the area

I was at work a employee lost control of
a 3inch water hose it started spraying
everywhere when I turned around to get
away I fell over a concrete pillar with
four bolts stick out of it it’s there
are four total in the process of being
finished my leg got stuck between the
bolts I have cartilage damage and a tear
in my left knee

Asked on November 3, 2019 under Personal Injury, Ohio


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

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.

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