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Construction Accident Attorney West Palm Beach

Franks, Koenig, & Neuwelt

Construction Accident Attorney in West Palm Beach

How Fault is Determined in Construction Accidents

Out of all U.S. industries, the construction industry has the highest rates of workplace injuries and deaths. Some are the result of basic causes, like a lack of training, and others are more complex and stem from a number of factors. Likewise, construction accidents may be an unforeseeable accident or the fault of the injured person; however, many involve the negligence or wrongdoing of another person or entity. When this is true, the injured worker, or their family, may be able to file a civil personal injury claim against the at fault party’s. You should only do so with the guidance of the most trusted Construction Accident Attorney West Palm Beach has to offer. The dedicated team at the Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt understands the immaculate challenges and pitfalls that tend to rise in these types of claims. If you are ready to explore your legal options, please call a construction accident attorney from our West Palm Beach firm now.

Who Could Be at Fault

The following are parties that could be held liable, or partially liable, – for a construction accident:

The Owner of the Construction Site – The responsibility a construction site owner has will depend on the type of accident, how it happened, and what work was being done at the time of the injury. In some cases, your Construction Accident Attorney from our West Palm Beach location will discover that the owner is absolutely 100% liable, while in other cases, a large degree of involvement on part of separate parties will be a factor. In general, when the injury involves a fall from a scaffold or ladder, the owner is held liable.

General Contractor – Usually, the general contractor of a construction site has a duty to ensure it is reasonably safe. They are also required to inspect the area and inform workers of possible hazards or dangers. This person is responsible for hiring trained workers who have the necessary skill and should be enforcing OSHA safety regulations. Failing to adhere to any of these duties could make the general contractor liable for a worker’s injury.

Subcontractor – Most subcontractors have similar responsibilities to those of a general contractor. The difference is that their accountability is limited to the area of the site that they have charge over.

Architects, Design Professionals, and Engineers – These workers have different responsibilities, and are often dependent upon the contract between them and the owner of the site. Design professionals typically are responsible for ensuring inspections are conducted at random, and also that the building is being built in accordance with safety and building codes as well as the building plans. Architects and engineers must ensure their own services are being properly adhered to. Should any of these standards fail, and cause harm to an individual, it is recommended that you call the best Construction Accident Attorney West Palm Beach has to offer to take legal action against the party.

Equipment Manufacturer – In a small number of cases, an injury happens because of a defective piece of equipment or machinery. In this situation, the lawyer may pursue a claim against the manufacturer or distributor of the defective product.

Choose an Experienced Construction Accident Lawyer You Can Trust

Any insurance policy offered by the construction site, or aforementioned party’s, should be scrutinized by your Construction Accident Attorney from our West Palm Beach firm. It should include employer’s liability, workers compensation, premise liability, and/or commercial liability. If the policy does not, a lawyer might file a claim directly against the insurance company.

As you might notice, these claims are very complex and tend to involve many circumstances. It is important you choose a construction accident lawyer who has the time, financial resources, dedication, and knowledge to ensure you get maximum compensation. Choose the most dedicated Construction Accident Attorney West Palm Beach can provide, choose the Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt.

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Contact us today for a free consultation so we can discuss your situtaion.  It is not only important to talk to an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer when you have been hurt on the job, it is also the best way to make sure that you receive proper medical services and lost wages you are entitled to under the law. After all, the Workers’ Compensation law was created to protect you – the employee.

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A combined 100 years of experience in work-related injuries 

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We know how to fight insurance companies

We make sure you are not taken advantage of, even when powerful insurance companies who are notorious for trying to deny your care.

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Every person on our team has a passion for helping people and fighting for their rights.