Construction sites can be particularly dangerous places in which to work. Sustaining a work injury at a construction site can be a different situation from a standard workers’ compensation claim because the person responsible for your accident may not be your employer. Educate yourself about these kinds of accidents before hiring a law firm to represent you.
Equipment, inadequate safety measures, and inadequate training are three main contributors to construction site accidents. Equipment on a construction site can be heavy, dynamic, and dangerous. The sheer mass of vehicles and equipment on construction sites means that safety and precaution are necessary to ensure everyone on site avoids injury. Faulty equipment can be highly dangerous on constructions sites.
Following the proper safety measures is essential to avoiding injuries on construction sites, and most safety precautions are learned behaviors, making proper training a must. However, even if your employer follows all appropriate precautions, other contractors on the site may not be as diligent, endangering you and every other worker on the site. Or sometimes a defective piece of equipment is responsible for your accident. In these cases, your legal options go beyond workers’ compensation and may require a personal injury claim. In these instances, it’s important to have a lawyer who understands the nuances and complexities of construction site accidents.
A construction accident can mean you are no longer able to work and earn money on top of extensive medical bills. If you or a loved one is looking for a lawyer after an injury in a construction accident in the Orlando, Florida area, please contact of the Law Offices of Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D. to learn more about your options and how workers’ compensation and personal injury awards can benefit you.