If you have been injured on a construction site, it is important to contact Florida construction accident lawyers to help you with your injury claim. Dennis Hernandez & Associates, P.A. handle claims for workplace accidents and personal injuries suffered at construction sites. Whether it is a building or road construction site, injuries on the job occur quite often for various reasons.
Causes for Construction Accidents
There are various circumstances that can lead to construction accidents. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration as well as the state of Florida have specific policies and procedures that everyone at a construction site should follow in order to avoid a construction injury. Some of the accidents that occur at a construction site are due to:
- Insufficient training
- Defective equipment
- Improper use of equipment
- Improper maintenance of equipment
- Scaffolding accidents
- Electrical accidents
- Falling objects
- Poor safety precautions
- Collapsing structures
These accidents can cause serious head injuries, spinal cord injuries, burn injuries, disabilities or even death. If you or someone you know has been injured in a construction accident, contact Dennis Hernandez & Associates, P.A. to help you with your claim. You may be entitled to more than workers’ compensation because your injuries may be due to defective equipment or someone’s negligence.
Who Can Be Liable in a Construction Accident?
If an employee has suffered injuries at the workplace, the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance will cover the compensation, but the employer himself cannot be held liable. However, the injured or his or her family may file a lawsuit against a third party, such as construction site owners, general contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers and manufacturers.
How Tampa Construction Accident Lawyers Can Help With Your Claim
The Florida construction accident lawyers at Dennis Hernandez & Associates, P.A. understand how severe construction injuries can be, and dealing with this could be very difficult. Our attorneys have handled various personal injury cases, and they know how to conduct a proper investigation to win your case. If you have been injured in a construction accident, our attorneys can help. Call us 24/7 to schedule a free consultation.