Construction Accident Lawyer West Palm Beach
The construction industry in Florida sees a high degree of accidents. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 1 in 4 of all workplace fatalities in Florida occur on construction sites.
With rates this high, it is no wonder that visitors to construction sites also face a high level of risk of getting injured.
The “Fatal Four”
The most common types of accidents occurring on construction sites are referred to as the “Fatal Four”, because a majority of construction accidents involve them. They are the following:
- Unintentional falls
- Being struck by an object
- Getting stuck in something or between something
Regardless of what type of construction accident you are involved in, you will be able to receive damages for the injuries you have sustained. Whether you are an employee or a visitor will also determine what your next steps will be, following a construction accident. This is why you should speak with a Florida construction accident lawyer and also learn about your options.
Types of Construction Accident Injuries
Construction accidents can be severe and even life-threatening. They may require an extended period of time away from work, and they may bring significant financial losses. An experienced West Palm Beach construction accident lawyer can help you navigate through the arena of Florida workers’ compensation procedures and premises liability laws, so that you can get the compensation owed to you.
The most common types of construction accidents leading to significant compensation are the following:
- Penetrating lacerations with the possibility of permanent scarring
- Bone fractures
- Broken bones
- Amputation of limbs
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Back injuries
- Injuries to the spine, including temporary and permanent paralysis
- Internal organ bleeding
How Construction Sites Are Liable for Accidents
Construction sites are held liable when a visitor gets injured on them. An employee has the means of filing a third-party claim if their employer is not the owner of the construction site they were injured on.
According to Florida law, property owners must maintain a safe environment for visitors. There must be warnings of hazardous conditions.
If you are injured by defective construction machinery, the manufacturer, distributor, and retailer of that equipment may as well be held liable, either partially or entirely.
If you are injured by being exposed to toxic chemicals at a construction site, the company, distributor, and retailer may also be held liable for damages.
Depending on the circumstances, a property developer who does not own the property may have to share the liability if injuries occur at a construction site.
Hire a West Palm Beach Construction Accident Lawyer
You may be entitled to just compensation if you have suffered injuries in a construction accident. This includes whether you were at a construction site as either a visitor, worker, or someone passing by, according to Florida’s personal injury law. To find out more, contact Louis Law Group, call (954) 676-4179 and schedule your free consultation. Our team of experienced construction accident lawyers will help you understand what your rights are as a victim of a construction accident.