Farah & Farah, P.A. presents a list of frequently asked questions about Florida construction accidents. If you have been hurt in an accident at a construction site, contact a Jacksonville construction site accident lawyer to review your case.
A: If the accident was caused by negligence, the property owner will be held responsible. However, there are other people that may be also held responsible; for example, if a construction manager knew of a condition that was unsafe, he or she could be held responsible as well.
A: Yes, there is. According to the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation, on October 1, 2009 House Bill 425 was enacted which requires any licensed construction worker to report a criminal conviction.
A: Yes, construction workers receive workers’ comp insurance at no additional cost. The employer pays the insurance. If a worker is injured, he or she is examined by a doctor approved by the insurance company. Workers’ compensation insurance pays for all medical costs.
A: The employee cannot sue their employer. However, he or she can file a lawsuit against the manufacturer who produced the defective equipment.
A: Injuries that are common in construction accidents are the following:
- Cuts and abrasions
- Fractured or broken bones
- Head trauma
- Loss of hearing
- Loss of vision
- Neck trauma
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injury
A: Accidents that typically happen in the construction field are due to defective equipment, hazardous chemicals, falls, and negligence.
A: The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigates construction site accidents and regulates the safety of these sites.
Jacksonville FL Construction Accident Attorneys Can Help
An injury from a construction accident can be long-term, causing medical, emotional, and financial stress. If you have been a party to a construction accident, contact a Jacksonville personal injury attorney at Farah & Farah today for legal advice regarding your situation.