Pompano Beach Construction Site Accidents
Pompano Beach, Florida, is a bustling city with constant construction. Demolition, new construction, additions, road repair and other types of construction are common place. Unfortunately, the large amount of construction in Pompano translates to a large number of construction accidents. Workers and passers-by, as well as nearby property owners, can be impacted by a construction accident, and require the help of an attorney with specialized knowledge concerning construction accidents.Causes of Construction Accidents
There are many reasons for construction site accidents in Pompano Beach. Because of the types of equipment involved in construction, they often require specialized training as well as continuing education to keep up with changes to that equipment. The size and strength of equipment means safety measures are critical, and it is critical to handle construction materials - like gasses and torches as well as hazardous materials - with care. There are also injuries due to product defects or improper maintenance, or due to obtaining proper permits or conducting proper inspections. Some of the major causes of construction accidents include:
- Insufficient training;
- Poor safety precautions and oversight;
- Crane accidents;
- Hoist accidents;
- Harness accidents;
- Collapsed structures;
- Improper use or maintenance of equipment;
- Compressed gases;
- Mechanical hazards;
- Exposure to toxic substances;
- Falls from elevations;
- Slips and falls;
- Defective equipment;
- Fires and explosions;
- Scaffolding accidents;
- Misuse of tools;
- Electrical accidents;
- Welding accidents;
- Falling objects.
Because construction sites deal with heavy, powerful equipment, hazardous materials, and explosive gasses, any construction accident in Pompano can involve serious injury, or even death. Workers are most immediately at risk, but those in the immediate vicinity can face injury from falling objects or explosions. Failure to adequately cordon off a construction site can also cause individuals to wander into the site inadvertently, which can cause injury. Property owners can also face damage from construction accidents.
Anyone involved in a construction accident is likely to require medical attention at some level. This could include a quick check up for scrapes or bruises, to stitches for cuts, to medical care for broken bones, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, or even death. Long term rehabilitation, medication, loss of ability to work, and permanent disability are all possibilities from a construction injury. Pompano Beach victims and their families can also recover damages for pain and suffering in some cases, as well as loss of consortium for widows or widowers.Legal Implications of Construction Accidents
A construction accident in Pompano is not a simple personal injury case, and requires the expertise of highly qualified attorneys to navigate the system. Frankl & Kominsky are adept at handling construction accident cases and can help individuals and families impacted by construction accidents to get justice. This may involve filing workers' compensation claims, personal injury claims, product liability claims, wrongful death claims, or a combination of claims to ensure that families receive compensation.
The attorneys at Frankl & Kominsky will work tenaciously for Pompano clients, and other South Florida clients, impacted by construction accidents. We will not only research whether workers' compensation claims make sense, but will also examine exactly which parties are at fault, including construction site owners, subcontractors, general contractors, manufacturers, architects, and engineers. We will investigate every available avenue to assist our clients.
If you are a Pompano Beach resident, or a resident of another South Florida community, and you or a loved one have been injured in a construction accident, please call us today at (855) 800-8000 for a confidential consultation. You can also contact us online. We speak Spanish and Creole.