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Construction AccidentsConstruction Site Injuries In Florida

In this article, you will learn:

  • The common causes of construction site accidents,
  • The common injuries resulting from construction site accidents, and
  • When you need to file a workers’ compensation claim versus a personal injury claim.

What Are The Common Causes Of Construction Site Accidents?

The most common causes of construction site accidents are…

  • Lack of safety standards,
  • Falling objects,
  • Getting crushed,
  • Getting run over by heavy equipment,
  • Exposure to harmful substances,
  • Slip-and-falls, and
  • Electrical problems.

What Are The Common Types Of Injuries Sustained On Construction Sites

The most common types of injuries sustained on construction sites are…

  • Head injuries,
  • Broken limbs,
  • Being crushed,
  • Burns,
  • Back injuries,
  • Neck injuries, and
  • Electrocutions.

Who Is Liable If Injuries Occur In A Construction Accident In Florida?

Depending on the situation, the liable party could vary. It could be the employer, the contractor, the subcontractor, or the owner.

For employees, though, that claim would likely fall under their workers’ compensation structure. For non-workers, a personal injury claim would be the likely avenue for compensation.

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

If you were injured while working on a construction site, it’s likely that a workers’ compensation claim would be your sole remedy.

However, there are some exceptions to this, which include situations where the injury was the result of…

  • A third party,
  • An intentional tort,
  • Misconduct, or
  • Gross negligence.

You would also need to file a personal injury claim if workers’ compensation claim was denied in bad faith or if the employer didn’t have workers’ compensation insurance coverage.

With the guidance of a skilled attorney for Construction Injury Cases, you can have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that we’ll make it look easy. For more information on Construction Injuries Law in Florida, a free initial consultation is your next best step. Get the information and legal answers you are seeking by calling (904) 357 0090 today.

Stephen A. Smith, Esq.

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