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Construction Accident FAQ’s Answered by Jacksonville Construction Site Accident Attorneys

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.

Who is liable for an accident at a construction site?

Is there a way to find out if an engineer at my construction site has a criminal record?

Are construction workers covered under workers’ compensation insurance?

Since a construction worker is covered under workers’ compensation, can he or she still sue?

What are injuries that typically occur at construction sites?

What types of accidents can occur in the construction industry?

What organization investigates the safety of construction sites?


Q. Who is liable for an accident at a construction site?

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.

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Q. Is there a way to find out if an engineer at my construction site has a criminal record?

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.

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Q. Are construction workers covered under workers’ compensation insurance?

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.

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Q. Since a construction worker is covered under workers’ compensation, can he or she still sue?

A: The employee cannot sue their employer. However, he or she can file a lawsuit against the manufacturer who produced the defective equipment.

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Q. What are injuries that typically occur at construction sites?

A: Injuries that are common in construction accidents are the following:

  • Burns
  • Cuts and abrasions
  • Fractured or broken bones
  • Head trauma
  • Loss of hearing
  • Loss of vision
  • Neck trauma
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Traumatic brain injury

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Q. What types of accidents can occur in the construction industry?

A: Accidents that typically happen in the construction field are due to defective equipment, hazardous chemicals, falls, and negligence.

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Q. What organization investigates the safety of construction sites?

A: The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigates construction site accidents and regulates the safety of these sites.

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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.