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Construction Accidents

Construction Site Injuries In Florida

In this article, you will learn…

  • The most common causes of construction site accidents,
  • The most common injuries sustained on construction sites, and
  • Who may be liable for construction site injuries.

What Are The Most Common Causes Of Construction Site Accidents?

The top ten reasons for construction site accidents are:

  • Falls,
  • Scaffold or ladder malfunctions,
  • Equipment burns or other machinery accidents,
  • Electrical issues,
  • Repetitive motion injuries,
  • Ground or trench collapses,
  • Slip and fall accidents, and
  • Vehicle accidents.

What Are The Most Common Types Of Injuries Sustained On Construction Sites?

Some of the most common injuries sustained on construction sites include…

  • Broken bones,
  • Back and spinal cord injuries,
  • Burns,
  • Chemical exposure illnesses,
  • Brain and head injuries, and
  • Eye injury or vision damage.

Who Is Liable If Injury Occurs On A Construction Accident In Florida?

Liability for injuries sustained on a construction site in Florida is sometimes difficult to determine due to the complexity of the case and the many moving parts that may have contributed to the injury. Often, more than one party will be held liable for the role they played in the injury. Depending on the cause of the injury, liability could fall to the…

  • Construction site foreman and managers,
  • Safety managers,
  • General or subcontractors,
  • Architects, or
  • Others.

I Was Injured Working On A Construction Site. Should I File A Workers’ Compensation Claim Or A Personal Injury Claim?

If you have an injury that was the result of a construction site accident and you can’t work, you’re entitled to medical and wage benefits through workers’ compensation. If a third party other than your employer is responsible for your injury, you may have additional claims for compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.

For more information on Causes Of Construction Site Accidents In FL, a free initial consultation is your next best step. Get the information and legal answers you are seeking by calling (904) 357 0090 today.

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