Hollywood Construction Accident Lawyer
Construction never seems to end in Florida. With year-round sunshine and no chance of snow, construction work doesn’t even take a seasonal hiatus. While Hollywood residents can benefit from local construction projects, they can also become victims of one of many dangers construction zones can present. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a construction site worker, driver, or passerby, contact the Hollywood construction accident lawyers at Fischer Redavid PLLC. Assistance from our Hollywood construction site accident attorneys could result in financial compensation for your family.
Common Hazards at Construction Sites in Hollywood
Construction sites are hotbeds of hazards for all who must enter or pass through them. Despite federal rules and regulations making an effort to keep construction areas safe for everyone, thousands of injuries and deaths occur each year. The very nature of construction puts human lives at risk. As a construction worker or passerby, you could sustain an injury from any of the following common construction zone hazards:
- Dangerous roads and detours
- Electrical hazards
- Falling objects
- Hazardous chemicals
- Heavy machinery
- Ladders and scaffolds
- Power tools
- Slip, trip, and fall risks
- Transportation vehicles
- Unsafe structures
- Workers too close to the road
Some of the most common safety violations the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cite in construction zones are lack of fall protection, unsafe scaffolds, lapses in hazard communication, no respiratory protection for workers, and failure to control hazardous energy. Workers and non-workers can suffer injuries in collapsing structures, falls from heights, chemical spills, violent attacks, and other circumstances. Our Hollywood construction accident lawyers can help victims after any type of construction site accident in Hollywood, Florida.
Who Is Liable for Your Construction Accident?
Construction site accidents are unique in that more than just the individual at-fault party could be liable for a victim’s damages. Incidents that take place on construction sites often involve the vicarious liability of the construction company or site owner/manager. For example, if a construction worker drops a hammer from a roof and it causes a traumatic brain injury, the victim could hold the construction company liable and not just the individual worker.
The construction company could be liable for an employee’s negligence as well as its own acts of carelessness. Hiring incompetent workers, failing to train them properly, failing to keep workers and others safe at a construction site, and maintaining an unsafe premises are all acts of negligence that could result in company liability. Other parties that could share fault for a construction accident are drivers, property owners, and product manufacturers.
A driver could be liable for your accident if a vehicle struck you while you were working on a roadway construction site. Your employer could also share responsibility for failing to keep you safe from such an accident at work. A property owner could be liable if he or she did not keep the house, building, or roadway reasonably safe for contractors and passersby. A product manufacturer could bear responsibility if a defective or dangerous item contributed to the injuries.
How Can Our Hollywood Construction Accident Lawyers Help?
The construction accident attorneys at Fischer Redavid PLLC can investigate your recent accident and identify the at-fault party/parties on your behalf. We have experience handling construction site accident claims throughout the state of Florida. We understand the federal and state laws that can apply to these cases, as well as how to quickly get to the bottom of who or what caused the injuries.
Once we’ve determined the identity of the negligent party, we can help you file a personal injury or wrongful death claim. A civil claim can result in greater compensation for your damages than an insurance or workers’ compensation claim alone. Discuss your case with one of our Hollywood attorneys to find out what it might be worth. It may surprise you to discover that you and your family are eligible for significant recovery.