How a construction accident is handled depends on who was injured. If an employee was injured in an accident at work, state workers compensation rules usually apply and the worker must seek compensation through the workers compensation system, but need not prove that the employer was at fault in order to qualify. When a bystander or visitor is injured at a construction site, however, personal injury laws usually govern. Here, the ability to recover will depend on whether the plaintiff can prove the injury was the result of someone else's negligence. This section provides information on construction accidents, both through workers compensation claims and personal injury lawsuits. For a free case evaluation, click here.