Construction sites are dangerous places both for workers and for people passing by. With heavy machinery, unfinished structures, and unstable ground, constructions sites have many different hazards that can result in serious harm should an accident occur.
Cases involving construction sites can be complicated and many different parties may be held liable for the accident. Attorney Benjamin Williams understands how to help victims of construction accidents and help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Because of the many dangers of construction sites, accidents and injuries can happen in many different ways, including the following:
Falls — Workers can easily fall from scaffolding, ladders, roofs, and other heights if the correct safety precautions are not taken.
Getting hit by an object — Materials and tools can fall from heights or from machinery and land on people below.
Getting trapped between objects — If large pieces of building materials are mishandled or dropped, they can trap individuals and even cause crushing injuries.
Electrocutions — Many sites have unfinished or unstable electrical systems that can cause serious electrocutions and burns if you come in contact with them.
Collapses — Trenches or other holes in the ground can often collapse and trap unsuspecting individuals. In addition, scaffolding collapses can seriously injure anyone who was on the scaffolding or standing below.
Equipment accidents — Cranes and other large pieces of machinery require training and skill to operate. If a person makes a mistake, these large machines can cause serious injury. In addition, smaller tools such as saws and nail guns can also result in injuries.
Motor vehicle accidents — Many construction crews work on the roadways in Florida and traffic passes by the workers on a regular basis. Serious injury can occur if a car hits a construction worker or if a construction vehicle collides with a passing car.
If you are a construction worker and you suffer injuries in a worksite accident, you may have to seek benefits from the workers’ compensation1 insurance of the construction company. However, if the accident was caused by someone other than your employer–such as an independent contractor–you have the right to file a lawsuit against that party. In addition, if your injuries happened because of intentional actions by your employer, you may also have the right to sue. If you were injured while passing by a construction site because the construction company was negligent2 in some way, you have the right to hold the company responsible for your losses. We can evaluate your situation and advise you of the best course of action in your particular case.
Construction accident victims often have a long road to recovery and can face extraordinary financial losses. At Williams Law, we understand the complex legal issues that may arise in construction accident cases and we will fight for your rights to recovery. If you would like more information, please call (904) 580-6060 for help today.
Mr. Williams handles each case personally. We take a personal interest in each of our clients’ lives because we understand how these injuries affect the victims and their families. Let us handle your claims so you can concentrate on healing.
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