Construction Site Accident Cases
In the state of Florida, the number of personal injury cases has risen exponentially over the years. And while some of this might be due to an influx of negligence across the state, most of the rise can be explained simply due to the spread of knowledge and education on the subject. More and more citizens are understanding their rights and knowing exactly when they have been a victim of negligence. A personal injury claim covers a broad range of accidents and injuries, from a common car accident, medical malpractice, and slip-and-falls, to amusement park accidents, childcare incidents, and more. In recent years one of the most common types of personal injury claim has been construction site accidents. While we’ve all, at some point, come across a construction site, and we all understand that they are dangerous, few of us working outside the field truly know the specifics of such dangers. While construction site accidents can injure innocent bystanders, they have a much higher tendency to harm workers on-site – potentially causing serious, life-threatening or life-altering injuries. According to Sun City Center personal injury lawyer, Anissa Morris, Esq. no matter if you are an employee, contractor, or an innocent passerby, you are entitled to a number of different damages – accounting for both physical and mental damage, as well as the financial burden your injuries might cause. To better educate you on the dangers of the construction site, and what to do in the event of a construction site accident.
Construction Site Accident Hazards
At any work site or construction site, there is an expectation as to the type of work being performed. And with these expectations, comes an understanding of the potential construction site accident risks – however, according to Sun City Center personal injury lawyer, Anissa Morris, there are some causes of accidents that are reported far more often than others. Here is a list of the most common work site hazards:
· Tools, raw materials, and other objects in the walkways.
· Exposed electrical wiring.
· Faulty tools and machinery.
· Lack of safety equipment – helmets, railings, safety straps or harnesses, and more.
· Construction vehicle issues – ie. forklifts, trailers, tows, etc.
· Falling objects, materials, and tools.
For those men and women working on a construction site, they have a right to be working in a safe environment, with the necessary safety precautions taken. Injuries that occur during a work site accident can often be serious, and require a long, drawn-out, and often costly recovery period. If any of the safety measures were not followed, then this is an example of negligence on the part of your employer and with the help of an attorney, like Sun City Center personal injury lawyer, Anissa Morris, you are entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit, to recover a number of different damages. These damages include any financial losses you incurred due to your injuries, such as medical bills or expenses, lost wages, pain & suffering, and more. And these damages can extend to non-employees too – for a victim of a negligent construction site. If you’ve been injured in a construction site accident, get the justice, as well as the financial compensation you deserve by calling Sun City Center Personal Injury Lawyer, Anissa Morris today.