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Common Causes of Construction Accidents

Construction workers are the backbone of our country, though unfortunately, all facets of construction work come with a variety of risks. That being said, if you were injured on the job, you should be able to recover the compensation you need to heal. Please continue reading and reach out to our knowledgeable Manatee County construction accident lawyers to learn more about construction accidents and how our firm can assist you if you’ve been hurt in one. Here are some of the questions that you may have:

How do construction accidents happen?

There are various potential causes and types of construction site accidents, some of which are as follows:

  • Negligent supervisors
  • Electrocutions
  • Burns
  • Unsafe property conditions
  • Defective machinery
  • Ladder accidents
  • Building collapses

What should I do if I’m hurt on the job?

If you are hurt on the job, you should do everything in your power to document the incident. This includes taking pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused your accident, asking witnesses for their contact information, and notifying your employer or supervisor of your injury immediately. Once you do, your employer should call an ambulance and you should receive immediate medical treatment. You should then speak with an experienced Florida personal injury attorney who can work to obtain the compensation you deserve.

How can I recover compensation after sustaining an injury on the job?

If you’ve been hurt on the job, our firm will work to obtain workers’ compensation benefits on your behalf. Essentially, workers’ compensation allows employees to obtain the financial compensation they need to cover the cost of their medical bills, a portion of their lost wages, and more, without having to sue their employer directly.

That being said, workers’ compensation insurance doesn’t always cover the entire cost of an injury, and if this is the case for you, we may file what is known as a third-party claim against a liable third party that is not your employer. For example, we may sue a machine manufacturer/designer for a product defect. In other cases, we may look to hold property owners, independent contractors, or other liable third parties responsible for your accident in an effort to obtain the maximum compensation on your behalf.

If you have any other questions or you are ready to get started, please do not hesitate to speak with our legal team today. Becker & Lindauer, LLC stands ready to fight for you, every step of the way.