Men and women involved in construction perform their jobs in an environment where slight carelessness or oversight can lead to disastrous consequences. This is because often times construction projects involve heavy machinery, several different types of equipment and other objects in the area, and various individuals from several trades working in coordination at the same time. Constructions workers injured on the job usually have two separate cases that can be filed. Since the person was hurt on the job, they can file a workers’ compensation claim with their employer. Since a workers’ compensation claim is not based upon fault, the injured worker can also bring a claim against the general contractor of the project or another company who caused or contributed to the injuries.