Brandon Construction Accident Lawyers

Personal Injury Attorneys in Brandon, FL

Construction sites are often extremely dangerous to the workers due to negligence from the construction site owner or manager. In order to keep workers safe on a construction site, safety equipment is vital. If you are an injured victim due to a construction accident, you can hold the negligent parties responsible. Some types of construction accidents include injuries from falling objects, electrocutions, falls, defective equipment accidents and crane accidents. There are countless other accidents that can take place and many are out of your control as a worker. Construction accidents can result in several different types of claims. Whether you are pursuing a workers' compensation, personal injury, product liability or wrongful death lawsuit, our firm can help. Team up with Boohoff Law, P.A. for help in building your case and gathering the evidence that you need.

Causes of Construction Accidents

A construction site has a higher risk of injury than almost any other job site. This is because of the work being done and the tools involved. The most common causes of a construction accident include:

  • Having unsafe working conditions on the site
  • Using unsafe work equipment on the site
  • Having poor safety precautions on the site
  • Not having sufficient training of the workers

If any of these causes have led to an accident or injury, you can fight for compensation. These types of cases involve investigation and the best construction accident lawyer in Brandon to help construct your case.

What To Do After a Construction Accident

The first thing you should do if involved in a construction accident is receive the medical attention that you need. It is also crucial to inform and report the injury to your employer or manager right away. Those are the most time-sensitive steps to perform after your accident. Other things that you will need to do include gathering information from witnesses, taking pictures to preserve evidence and contacting a lawyer. When taking pictures, be sure to photograph your injuries, the scene of the accident and the specific equipment involved with the accident. With the help of a lawyer, you can pursue compensation for your financial, physical and emotional hardships following the accident. Some of the damages you can recover reimbursements for include:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost income
  • Permanent disability
  • Loss of ability to perform work
  • Pain and suffering
  • Therapy costs
  • Ongoing care

In these types of cases, there are several people that can be held responsible for the accident and injury. The first person that may be at fault is the owner of the construction site, depending on their control over the premises. Second, the general or sub-contractors have a duty to provide a safe construction site to the workers and provide warnings of hazards. The prime contractor can also be held liable if they fail to perform a duty in their contract. Lastly, architects, engineers, and manufacturers can sometimes be liable. If an architect or engineer fails to observe the progress of the plans and fulfill their duties, a resulting accident can be under their responsibility. If a product is the cause of the accident, a manufacturer may be liable for any defects in the product.

Need a lawyer for a construction accident case in Brandon?

If you have suffered from an accident or injury on a construction site, you may be able to file a lawsuit. To discuss the details of your case, contact Boohoff Law, P.A. at any time at (888) 684-8494. Our Brandon personal injury attorneys offer a free initial consultation so you have nothing to lose. Call now to see how we can help and get started in putting together your personal injury case.