Your employer’s number one job is to keep you safe in your workplace. If you are injured on the job as a construction worker, the laws in Washington can be fairly confusing so it is important to know your rights. First and foremost, make sure you report your injury to your employer and to the Department of Labor and Industries. If you fear reporting due to retaliation, please give us a call to work through an action plan to keep you safe and your rights protected. Beyond a claim for workers’ compensation, there may be the possibility you could have a civil suit against a third party. The third party could be a general contractor if you were working for a subcontractor on a construction site when you were injured, a manufacturing company if you were injured because of a defective product, or even another person if your injury involves a car accident while on the job. In Washington, you cannot sue your employer for an on-the-job injury but you may have other rights or avenues of recovery. Contact us to find out if your situation might qualify for additional avenues of recovery.