If you work on a construction site, the potential for running into hazards is higher than many other professions. Everything from equipment to materials are potentially dangerous. When you go to work to earn a living, the last thing you need is to have an accident that results in debilitating injuries. Unfortunately, construction site injuries are all too common, and the site manager or company responsible for the project are liable for your suffering.
It is important to recognize potential hazards on a construction site, whether the people you are working for provide adequate safety advice or not. At the end of day, your health and well-being are more important than any job. In many cases, a contracting company will provide safety and procedural guidelines to help employees avoid accidents. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean those guidelines will be implemented on the site.
Machinery hazards are potentially the most dangerous, due to the use of heavy equipment on a construction site. One wrong move and one or more construction site workers can suffer serious injuries as the result of machinery injuries. Cranes, bulldozers, drills and even cement mixers can cause injuries. Sometimes these accidents are the fault of the user, but in other cases, a person is injured through no fault of their own.
These accidents can result in life changing injuries and deaths. If negligence leads to an accident, either an individual or an entity may be liable for your injuries. The operation of every vehicle and piece of machinery on a construction site should be closely controlled with any applicable rules and regulations.
Machinery is not the only concern on a construction site. Static equipment can also cause injuries. Scaffolding that has not been erected correctly can collapse, for instance. There are also slip, trip and fall hazards to consider. If simply walking around a construction site is hazardous, you may suffer injuries that leave you out of work and out of pocket.
Other types of equipment are not static but can still cause injuries. A hammer falling from a significant height is a recipe for disaster – especially for a construction worker who is not wearing a safety helmet. Avoidable accidents and injuries are potentially cause for compensation. If your injuries result in loss of earnings, it is worth considering pursuing a personal injury claim.
Speak to an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer in Florida
If you have suffered an injury on a construction site, your first thought may be seeking compensation. The loss of wages and potential long-term impact of injuries may result in significant medical costs. When another individual or entity is responsible for your injuries, being left to pay all the associated costs on your own is unfair.
Call Ligori and Ligori today for a free initial consultation to discuss your construction site injury. We have the experience and commitment that clients need and deserve. Our dedicated legal team is on hand to provide you with the best advice and guidance possible, based on your injuries and loss of earnings.
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