Traffic accidents are governed by a detailed set of rules (the “Rules of the Road”) contained in the Revised Code of Washington. Slip and fall accidents are usually governed by common sense and what an ordinary person would consider “reasonable”. Construction site accidents are governed by a very detailed and comprehensive set of rules in the Washington Administrative Code (the “WAC”). The WAC places an enormous amount of responsibility on the contractors–especially the general contractor–at a construction site. If you have been hurt on the job and think that the accident was probably your fault, take the time to talk to a personal injury attorney. You can do so by filling out the case evaluation form at this site. It may turn out that a safety rule was violated and the accident really wasn’t your fault. If this is the case, you are probably entitled to money damages in addition to the Labor and Industry payments you have already received. It makes sense to act now before the statute of limitations runs on your case.
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