Who is Liable for Slip and Fall Injuries that Occur on a Florida Construction Site?
At MLG Injury, our Florida personal injury lawyers know that hazards that lead to slips and falls are some of the most common causes of injuries on construction sites throughout the state and the rest of the nation.
The more complicated issue is proving who is liable for the accident and resulting injuries, so you can pursue financial recovery for your medical care, lost wages, and additional expenses caused by the incident’s occurrence.
We can help outline the potentially negligent parties who are liable for your recovery, but we must be able to answer a few questions first, including your role in the project, or if you were simply passing by a construction site and were hurt by an open hazard.
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How Can We Determine Who is Liable for My Construction Accident Injuries?
When determining who is liable for a Florida construction site accident, our personal injury laws require us to consider several factors, including:
- Where the accident occurred on the construction site
- Conditions at the construction site at the time of the accident
- Whether management was present at the time of the accident
- Whether there was any equipment involved in the accident, and if it was being used correctly
Once we determine the facts of your slip and fall injuries, we will determine whether the negligent party is an employer or another third party, which will dictate the type of financial recovery options we can pursue.
Who are the Common Parties Responsible For Construction Site Accidents in Florida?
If you are an employee on the construction site and were injured in the scope of your employment, you may be limited to pursuing compensation through workers’ compensation.
Since there are so many moving parts to a construction project, there are multiple parties onsite throughout each day, including multiple third parties that are not responsible for our injured client’s employment.
If an accident with injuries was caused by a third party, we may seek compensation in addition to workers’ compensation benefits.
Common parties that are responsible for construction site accidents may include, but are not limited to:
- Safety Managers
- Construction Site Foremen And Managers
- Construction Site Owners
- Manufacturers and suppliers of the materials, machinery, and equipment
If you have no connection to the construction site and were injured by hazards that affect public safety while passing by, we will review the circumstances of your accident to ensure we pursue each potentially liable party under our Florida premises liability and construction site and safety laws.
Contact Our Personal Injury Attorney At MLG Injury Law Firm
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident on a construction site, contact our experienced Florida personal injury lawyers at MLG Injury to schedule a free consultation today by calling 888-904-2524.
We will outline your complete injury needs and pursue the negligent party that caused your harm, so you can move forward with your recovery with confidence.