Liability is usually divided among parties involved in a construction accident based on their court-determined degree of fault. Oftentimes, this is the only way for the injured worker to recover his loss from treatments, but what happens when intoxication factors in the picture?
The AlcoholRehab.com lists construction workers as the second highest users of illegal drugs and other substances. Many companies have recognized the risk associated with workplace intoxication so they implement alcohol and drug-free workplace policies. Should an accident arise, intoxication is often one of the best defenses to reduce, if not completely avoid, liability.