Who can I sue if I am injured while working on a construction site?
Construction site injuries are very common, especially in a state like Florida where roads and structures are constantly being built. There are some surprising and interesting statistics regarding construction injuries. Did you know that one in ten construction workers are injured every year? Or that 60% of construction site injuries occur within the worker’s first year of employment? Falls are the most common cause of fatal injuries, and the most violated OSHA standard is the failure to follow proper fall prevention guidelines.
The most common construction site injuries include the following:
- Defective equipment
- Objects falling
- Slip and falls
- Crush injuries
- Burns and explosions
- Traumatic Brain injuries
If you have been injured while working on a construction site, it can be very complicated to determine who was at fault. There are often many contractors working on a site at any given time and you will need a personal injury attorney who is experienced in construction site injury claims to guide you through the process. The relationships among the various contractors can be quite complicated and often involve detailed written contracts that must be analyzed and interpreted.
You will also need an experienced attorney to determine if your claim will be limited by workers compensation laws. If you have been a victim of a construction site accident, you have likely been seriously injured and have many medical issues and financial difficulties. Having an attorney by your side with vast experience in construction accident cases will help you identify the at-fault party and recover all of the damages to which you are entitled.
If you have been involved in a construction incident or accident, and believe you have a claim for your injuries, let the attorneys at Jeff Murphy Law help you with your case.
Get in touch with us for a free consultation so you can learn more about your legal rights and properly protect yourself and your family.