The number of construction accidents in Florida have risen rapidly in the last two decades since Florida has seen an influx of high rise buildings and condominiums. The construction industry has its dangers for the workers working at construction sites.
If you have been injured working on a construction site in Florida, it is important to seek a construction accident attorney at the Law Office of John Vernon Moore P.A. so that your claim can be filed immediately. Your attorney will help you determine all those parties responsible for your injury, so you may be entitled to receive damages from, them which will help you recover for all the injuries and losses you’ve sustained.
Our specialized attorneys have managed construction site accidents which have resulted in serious injury mostly due to:
- Collapsing structures and roofs,
- Accidents occur due to elevator shaft malfunctions and collapses,
- Occupational illnesses,
- Cranes and scaffolding accident
- Accidental falls from heights,
- Fires and explosions, etc.
How to receive compensation after the accident:
When employees are injured at work, they’re entitled to seek compensation for their injuries. However, the rights of these workers are more limited compared to other personal injury lawsuits. In some cases the law can only allow the victim to seek compensation from the employer for his or her injuries. Sadly, the workers ‘compensation often fails to compensate injured workers sufficiently for the injury and losses they suffer. Compensation benefits for workers are not always available. Some protections do not extend to other third parties negligence.
Workers may recognize responsible parties other than their employers in these circumstances. The employees can seek compensation because of the third parties negligence, depending on the condition of the worker’s accident and injuries. Such parties may include general contractors, property owners, managers of building firms, land developers, engineers, or architects. However, there are some other options available, for example, if a worker gets hurt as a result of an accident in which the cause or one of the causes was a defective tool or equipment, then that worker may pursue a lawsuit against the manufacturer of that device under the legal theory of product liability. These instruments may include safety harnesses, scaffolds, nail guns, ladders, lifts, and heavy equipment.
Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) Regulations:
Our construction site accident attorneys at contact us at the Law Office of John Vernon Moore P.A. are well knowledgeable of OSHA regulations. OSHA is the federal agency responsible for regulating and enforcing public safety laws in places of work. In many cases, when injuries from building accidents occur, subsequent inquiries indicate infringement of OSHA laws. OSHA’s roles include securing employees, implementing safety requirements and preventing accidents at the construction site. Employers who fail to comply with occupational health and safety rules and regulations may be subject to additional liability, including civil and criminal penalties.
Feel free to contact us at the Law Office of John Vernon Moore P.A. for help so that our experienced construction accidents attorneys can assist you in receiving the compensation you deserve.
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