Florida Construction Accidents
Working on a construction site can be hazardous. According to Department of Labor statistics, construction sites are some of the most dangerous worksites in the country. There can be heavy equipment, explosives and live electrical wires. Many times you are working high above the ground. In fact, falls account for more than a third of the injuries at a construction sites.
Some of the most common causes of an injury at a construction site are:
- Defective equipment
- Falls from a roof
- Electrical accident
- Slip and fall accidents
- Collapsed building
- Unsafe working conditions
If you have been injured while working on a construction site in Florida, you need to contact a Florida personal injury attorney quickly. In most cases, you have to file an initial injury report in Florida within seven days of the accident.
Why do I need to hire a Florida construction attorney?
Many times, the foreman or others responsible for overseeing the job site were responsible for the injury. If that is the case, under Florida law, that person or the company that person worked for can be required to pay for lost wages, medicals bills and other expenses. You may be entitled to both Workman’s Compensation Insurance and personal injury claims.
The amount of the claim will depend on the severity of the injury and the negligence of the employer. This is why you need to contact a Florida personal injury lawyer, so a thorough investigation can be conducted.
What role does the Occupational Safety & Health Administration play in a lawsuit?
If the company that ran the job site was cited for a violation of OSHA rules, then you worked in an unsafe work environment. That can help in a legal case. Also, OSHA can often help with an investigation of a jobsite and review records to see if hazardous materials or other concerns existed at a jobs site.
If you have been injured in a construction accident, an attorney can help you understand the law and your potential for recovering damages. Contact Florida construction accident attorney James O. Cunningham today at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587) for a free initial consultation.
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