Construction Accidents Require the Expertise of a Fort Myers Personal Injury Lawyer
Each year, workers are seriously injured or killed in accidents at construction sites. Under Florida law, the general contractor has the overall responsibility for safety of the construction project. Unfortunately, some contractors and subcontractors do not follow the property industry safety standards and, as a result, serious injuries and death occur to innocent workers at the job site. Some common examples of construction accidents involve a failure to provide or require the use of safety gear, such as hard hats, safety glasses, and safety harnesses, a failure to erect safe scaffolding for workers, and a failure to ensure that workers abide by all safety protocols when working with hazardous chemicals or materials. It is these types of lapses in safety that can easily lead to construction accidents, which may result in serious injuries or death to construction workers and even to innocent bystanders who happen to be near a construction site at the wrong place and time.
When a construction accident occurs, it is important to have an experienced Fort Myers personal injury lawyer to investigate the cause of the accident and determine which parties, if any, are responsible for maintaining the safety of the worksite. These parties will be potentially liable for any resulting accidents and injuries that have occurred. Determining which contractor or subcontractor was responsible for the safety hazard can be a very complex process, especially on large construction projects. Large construction projects may involve numerous different construction firms and subcontractors who are all working on the same work site, perhaps at different times and in different areas, or sometimes simultaneously. Our firm utilizes construction accident experts to investigate the cause of the accident and determine which safety standards were violated, who was responsible for maintaining those safety standards, and who failed to maintain the necessary level of safety that led to the accident. Government agencies also may become involved in such investigations, such as the U.S. Occupational Health & Safety Administration. Many times, the injured worker was not aware of the safety issue until after the accident, and now is left with a lifetime of pain and suffering, medical bills, and lost wages.
If you or a loved one have been injured or killed in a construction accident, please contact your Fort Myers personal injury lawyer at the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., for a free consultation about any construction accident claim that you may have. You are likely to have only a limited timeframe in which to bring your personal injury or wrongful death claim relating to a construction accident. Since these types of actions can be very complex, you have no time to waste in consulting with an experienced attorney who can assist you in getting the compensation to which you are entitled for your losses. Our firm charges you no fees or costs unless and until you win a financial settlement or jury award in your case. Please visit our settlements and verdicts page to view the results in some of the construction accident cases handled by Randall L. Spivey.
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