Construction Site Accidents
The construction injury lawyers at Frankl & Kominsky represent Boynton Beach individuals and families who have been harmed in and around work zones. Our experienced attorneys are familiar with the complex issues created by accidents at construction sites. We can provide the guidance and representation you need to protect your rights and maximize your chances of getting fair compensation.Construction Site Injuries
A number of factors can contribute to a construction site accident. Workers and passersby in the area often suffer serious harm from the negligence of others or from defects in a product. Brain trauma, spinal cord damage, and other catastrophic injuries are not uncommon results of construction site accidents.
Causes of these incidents include:
- Defective or improperly used equipment
- Lack of equipment maintenance
- Slips and falls
- Inadequate safety precautions
- Falling objects
If you are hurt in a work zone, you may have a claim against various parties. Your right to assert a claim against any particular party may hinge on whether you were a worker at the site or a passerby.Seeking Compensation for a Work Zone Accident
You may file a civil lawsuit against the parties responsible for causing your injuries. If you were a passerby, you can initiate a negligence claim against the property owner, construction company, or contractor that may be responsible for the accident. If you are a worker, you can file a claim against any third party that is at least partially at fault for your injury, such as a product manufacturer. You can also apply for workers’ compensation to cover your work-related injury, but you generally cannot pursue a personal injury claim against your employer.
Construction companies and contractors must ensure the safety of work zones for workers and passersby. Construction sites should be properly inspected for potentially dangerous surfaces, equipment, and other hazardous conditions. Companies and contractors must ensure that their workers are fully trained and following safety regulations, or they may be held accountable for negligence.
An entity may be negligent when it does not use the same level of care that a reasonable person or entity would use when facing a similar situation. If a construction company, contractor, or other party responsible for the maintenance of a work zone failed to exercise proper care and caused you injuries, you can try to hold it liable.Defective or Dangerous Products
If you are an injured construction site worker, you may have a product liability claim against a third party if you can link your injuries to a defect in equipment that you used on the job. Construction workers typically operate scaffolds, ladders, and other heavy machinery. In some cases, a worker is injured as a result of flaws in these products. A manufacturer or distributor may be held liable for harm caused by a faulty product. You can hold these parties strictly liable in a product liability claim if a defect in the manufacture or design of the product created an unreasonable risk of injury. You may also have a product liability claim if the maker failed to warn of hidden dangers, or if there were insufficient instructions on how to properly use the equipment.Damages
Construction site accidents often result in serious injuries. By successfully proving your case, you may open the door to compensation for your current and future medical expenses, any rehabilitative care you may need, lost wages and loss in earning capacity, property damage, and more. If a close relative suffered a fatal accident near a work zone, you may be able to file a claim for wrongful death. You can potentially recover damages for your loved one’s medical bills, funeral costs, and loss of companionship.South Florida Lawyers Skilled in Injury Lawsuits
At Frankl & Kominsky, we fight tirelessly for each client’s right to compensation after an accident. Our accident attorneys represent South Florida construction site victims and their families. We serve ordinary people throughout Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, and Fort Lauderdale, among other Florida cities. Call us at (855) 800-8000 or complete our online form to set up a free consultation. We speak Spanish and Creole.