Construction Accidents

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Hollywood Construction Accident Lawyers

Construction Accident Claims in Hollywood, FL

Construction workers are at a higher risk for injuries and death than any other type of worker. They are not only dealing with the stress of working on a high-rise building or a busy highway, but they are also working in a dangerous environment full of heavy machinery, sharp objects, and other hazards.

If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in a construction accident, you should not have to worry about how you will pay for the medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses that come with such an incident. At Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A., our Hollywood construction accident lawyers are ready to take on your case and work to get you the compensation you deserve.

Contact our firm today at (888) 499-6206 to schedule a free consultation.

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Common Construction Accidents in Hollywood, FL

A construction accident refers to any unexpected, unplanned event or incident that occurs on a construction site and results in harm, injury, damage, or even death to workers, bystanders, or property. Construction accidents can happen due to various factors, including human error, equipment malfunctions, unsafe work conditions, or a combination of these elements. These accidents can vary in severity, from minor incidents to catastrophic events.

Here are some common types of construction accidents:

  • Falls: Falls are one of the most prevalent types of construction accidents. They can occur from scaffolding, ladders, roofs, or elevated surfaces. Lack of fall protection equipment, improper use of safety gear, and unstable work platforms can contribute to these accidents.
  • Struck-by Incidents: Struck-by accidents happen when a worker is hit by a vehicle, equipment, tools, or falling objects at the construction site. This includes incidents involving cranes, forklifts, trucks, or even materials and debris.
  • Caught-In or Between Accidents: These accidents occur when a worker is caught, crushed, or trapped between heavy machinery, equipment, or construction materials. Examples include getting caught in moving parts of machinery or between collapsing structures.
  • Electrocutions: Construction sites often have electrical hazards, such as exposed wires, faulty equipment, or working near power lines. Electrocutions can happen when workers come into contact with live electrical sources.
  • Trench Collapses: Workers in excavation and trenching activities are at risk of accidents like cave-ins, which can bury workers under tons of soil and debris. These accidents can be particularly deadly due to the speed at which they occur.
  • Fires and Explosions: Construction sites may involve flammable materials, welding operations, or fuel sources, increasing the risk of fires and explosions. Inadequate safety precautions can lead to these incidents.
  • Machinery Accidents: Operating heavy machinery and equipment like cranes, bulldozers, or excavators carries inherent risks. Accidents involving machinery can result from equipment malfunctions, operator error, or improper maintenance.
  • Hazardous Material Exposure: Construction workers may be exposed to hazardous substances, such as asbestos, lead, or toxic chemicals. Exposure to these materials can lead to long-term health issues.
  • Slip, Trip, and Fall Accidents: Uneven surfaces, debris, wet conditions, and poor housekeeping can cause workers to slip, trip, or fall, leading to injuries.
  • Structural Failures: Buildings and structures under construction can collapse or fail, posing a risk to workers and bystanders. Weak foundations, design flaws, or substandard construction practices can contribute to these accidents.
  • Heat Stress and Cold Stress: Extreme weather conditions can lead to heat-related illnesses or cold-related injuries if workers are not adequately protected or hydrated.
  • Crane Accidents: Cranes are essential on construction sites but can be involved in accidents due to improper operation, equipment failure, or unstable ground conditions.

Who is Liable for a Construction Accident?

In Florida, liability for a construction accident can be attributed to various parties, depending on the specific circumstances of the accident and the roles played by individuals or entities involved in the construction project.

Here are some of the parties who may be held liable for a construction accident in Florida:

  • Property Owner: The property owner may be held liable if they were aware of hazardous conditions on their property, failed to address those hazards, and if those hazards contributed to the accident. Property owners have a duty to maintain a safe environment for workers and visitors.
  • General Contractor: The general contractor is typically responsible for overseeing the entire construction project. They may be held liable if the accident resulted from their failure to ensure a safe working environment, failure to follow safety regulations, or negligent supervision of subcontractors and workers.
  • Subcontractors: Subcontractors responsible for specific aspects of the construction project may also be held liable if their work or negligence contributed to the accident. This can include subcontractors responsible for electrical work, plumbing, roofing, or other specialized tasks.
  • Architects and Engineers: Design professionals like architects and engineers can be held liable if the accident occurred due to design flaws, errors, or omissions that were present in the construction plans and specifications.
  • Manufacturers and Suppliers: If the accident was caused by a defective construction material or equipment, the manufacturers or suppliers of those products may be held liable for product liability if the product was used as intended.
  • Workers and Co-workers: In some cases, if the accident was the result of negligence or misconduct by a fellow worker, they may be held liable for their actions. However, Florida generally follows a workers' compensation system that limits the ability to sue co-workers for on-the-job injuries.
  • Government Entities: If the construction project is on public property or involves government contracts, there may be a potential claim against government entities for unsafe conditions, design flaws, or improper inspections.
  • Insurance Companies: Liability may also extend to insurance companies if they fail to provide adequate coverage or if there are disputes related to insurance claims.
  • Third Parties: Other third parties, such as property managers, maintenance companies, or entities responsible for site safety inspections, could be held liable if their actions or negligence contributed to the accident.

Recoverable Damages in a Construction Accident Claim

In a construction accident claim, you will be able to recover compensation for all of the damages you have suffered, including:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering
  • Permanent disability
  • Loss of consortium
  • Property damage

Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may also be able to recover punitive damages, which are meant to punish the party responsible for your injury and serve as a warning to others.

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