Construction Sites Accidents Lawyers
Despite your best efforts, if you work on a construction site, you might be the victim of a serious workplace injury. Flanagan Injury Law's personal injury attorneys can help you manage your state's workers' compensation system or pursue a legal claim on your behalf. Please contact us right away for a free consultation.
The fact that construction sites are known for being extremely dangerous workplaces, does not relieve the site managers of their responsibility to ensure the safety of their employees. Besides that, if you are injured, it should not prevent you from seeking compensation.
Flanagan Injury Law, located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, is a law firm with experience dealing with workplace accidents, especially those that occur on construction sites. Accordingly, our attorneys are familiar with the complex federal and state procedures that regulate these claims. They can assist you in navigating these complicated laws and recover the highest amount of compensation possible.
As a safe and responsible construction worker, you are aware of the hazards on your job site. You follow all safety procedures and regulations, and you never take unnecessary risks that might jeopardize site safety.
Because of the many complicated liability issues that might arise in construction accident litigation, you should consult with an attorney with extensive experience handling third-party damage claims before filing a case against the responsible party. With over two decades of experience handling construction site accidents and personal injury claims, our attorneys are well-prepared to fight any insurance company that tries to deny you the compensation you are entitled to under your state's laws. If you sustained a personal injury in your workplace, contact Flanagan Injury Law right away for a free consultation.
In most cases, an injured employee cannot sue their employer because they are entitled to a workers' compensation benefits. A worker seeking workers' compensation benefits only needs to prove that an injury occurred, regardless of the circumstances. If the claim is approved, the worker will be able to receive compensation through the workers' compensation system.
Employee compensation claims can be combined with third-party claims to maximize compensation for lost wages and medical expenses. Flanagan Injury Law in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, has a team of specialists who can assist you in many ways.
If a defective product caused the injury, the victim can file a claim against any of the companies involved in the product's distribution chain. If an accident occurs on a construction site, the injured person may be able to seek compensation from the retailer, distributor, manufacturer, or any other company involved in the distribution chain of the defective product.
To win a personal injury case, the plaintiff must prove that a third party was negligent and that their injury is the result of that negligence. This is known as the burden of proof.
If a worker is killed on the job, the family may be able to seek compensation for their loss. To do so, they must file a wrongful death lawsuit in civil court on behalf of the worker.
What should you do?
Following a construction accident, it is usually recommended that you seek medical attention if you believe your injuries are severe enough. Even if you are not in pain, it is always best to be cautious and have a medical exam regardless if you have visible injuries or not.
Many reasons contribute to this, including that some injuries, such as concussions or spine injuries, do not show symptoms immediately. As a result, you may not notice or feel the full extent of it right away. However, having a medical professional evaluate your physical condition is beneficial because it allows you to keep a record of your injuries and possible treatments that could be useful in the future.
When an accident occurs, you should notify your employer so that they can keep a record of it (and you can start the process of filing a workers' compensation claim if necessary). Taking photographs of the accident scene may also be beneficial, especially if there is debris or the remains of a damaged item that contributed to the accident and would be relevant to a legal claim.
Causes of Construction Site Accidents
Accidents happen when business owners do not follow local, state, and federal rules and laws. When a company fails to provide adequate training and proper safety equipment on a job site, this type of incidents can occur. Scaffolding falls, electric shocks, burns, chemical spills, explosions, crane accidents, or falling materials such as rock or brick can all cause construction site accidents.
Contractors may try to cut corners on safety regulations to save time and money. The ones who follow safety regulations, on the other hand, are more likely to succeed in their activities. This is particularly true for newly established businesses. In construction companies that fail within the first two years of operation, the rate of injuries is twice as high as in companies that survive.
Workers' compensation insurance protects businesses from the financial implications of personal injury claims that occur during the course of normal business operations.
Workers' compensation does not exclude lawsuits against employers if the harm was caused by the employer's carelessness or intentional wrongdoing; however, it is more common for employees who are injured on the job to file claims against third parties rather than their employer. The team of experienced attorneys at Flanagan Injury Law in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida will provide you with a list of potential third parties who may be liable for the accident:
- Business Owners
- General contractors
- Machinery and equipment manufacturers
Types of construction accidents
construction accident attorneys at Flanagan Injury Law have handled a wide range of construction accident claims, including those involving:
- Scaffolding falls
- Roof and ladder falls
- Falling objects and debris
- Equipment malfunction
- Dangerous tools and machinery
- Nail gun accidents
- Crane accidents
- Forklift accidents
- Accidents involving excavation work
- Brazing and welding accidents
- Fires and explosions
- Exposure to toxic chemicals.
Why do you need a Flanagan Injury Law’s Construction Accident Attorney?
Construction workers who have been injured on the job are eligible to file a work injury claim with Flanagan Injury Law, which is located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, to determine whether or not another organization is also responsible for the injured construction worker.
Flanagan Injury Law is a personal injury law firm in Florida that represents construction workers who were injured on the job. During the course of a typical building construction project, several different businesses, organizations, and individuals are frequently involved in and working on a single construction site project at the same time.
A construction accident lawyer at Flanagan Injury Law can assist you in determining whether any other entities, individuals, or businesses other than the injured worker's employer were responsible for the work accident, and can assist you in filing a personal injury lawsuit in addition to the workers' compensation benefits claim for the injury.
According to the National Construction Law Center, in some cases, a Florida based construction worker who has been injured due to faulty materials or safety equipment may be entitled to file a product liability claim against the manufacturer for negligence. If you have been injured in a construction accident and want to learn more about your legal options and how to get the compensation you deserve, please contact us or visit our offices in Ft Lauderdale, Florida.
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