Construction Site Accident Attorney, Jupiter
If you’ve suffered as a result of a construction site accident, please connect with a construction site accident attorney Jupiter residents trust – and please do so as quickly as you can. Depending on the specifics of your circumstances, we may need to gather evidence to support your case. As the availability and integrity of evidence can be compromised over time, you’ll want to act quickly to preserve your legal options and protect your rights.
What Makes Construction Sites So Hazardous for Workers?
There are many reasons why the construction industry is one of the most dangerous industries for American workers. Some construction hazards are inherent to the job at hand. For example, you can’t complete most large-scale construction work without ladders, scaffolding, and heavy equipment. These occupational tools are also occupational hazards due to the fact that one can’t interact with these tools without risking harm to some degree.
On the other hand, some construction industry hazards should be preventable but aren’t always prevented. For example, employers have a legal duty to train their workers effectively regarding safety and to do so in a language they understand. Not all employers take this responsibility seriously. As a result, some workers are hurt simply because they weren’t given the opportunity to understand specific safety information. However, there are other reasons, as to why construction site accidents can happen as well, and in some incidents, the reason why workers are injured is because of freak accidents. THis is defined as accidents that happen that no one could have predicted, and someone ends up getting severely injured as a result. An example of this, would be if a person at a construction site were to be working on a building from a ladder, and part of it collapses, leaving the construction worker to severe injuries, when he ends up falling off. This can also happen, if a construction worker is working on a building from a small construction bridge, and it ends up malfunctioning. These are some examples that can happen, when it comes to working at a construction site. With that said though, it is important that when it comes to construction work, workers have a strong understanding that while unexpected accidents happen, safety measures can and should be put into place, to ensure that everyone is working in a safe environment. These are some factors that are important to take into consideration. One of the strongest examples of this, would pertain to ensuring that machinery is operating smoothly, any potential errors in machinery are being fixed, and more. This is one of the reasons, as to why safety training is important.
Regardless of how construction workers get hurt, our firm’s Jupiter construction site accident attorney team is here to help them navigate the legal aftermath of their work-related injuries. Most of the time, workers are entitled to compensation in the wake of sustaining work-related injuries.
The Bottom Line
Ultimately, if you’ve been hurt on a construction site – either as a result of an accident or as a result of repetitive trauma – it probably “doesn’t matter” what caused you harm. Meaning, that if you’re entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, there are very few scenarios under which you wouldn’t be granted benefits, even if the accident was your fault. If you’re not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, the experienced Florida legal team at the Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt can determine whether you may be able to successfully file a personal injury claim. Chances are that unless your harm stemmed from an accident that was entirely your fault, you will be able to recover compensation in a personal injury context.
In short, construction sites are hazardous for a number of reasons – some are inherent and some are preventable. However, it doesn’t usually “matter” WHY a construction accident occurs, as most workers are entitled to compensation regardless. With that said, our team can help you to not only pursue any compensation to which you’re entitled, we can also help to ensure that your worksite is safer moving forward. If you haven’t already scheduled a consultation with our firm’s Jupiter construction site accident attorney team, please do so now; we look forward to speaking with you.