Working at a construction site is one of the most dangerous jobs in America. Construction accidents injure or kill thousands of workers every year. In fact, construction workers account for one in five workplace fatalities in the United States. These accidents occur when the safety engineers and safety programs that construction companies are obligated to enact are either negligent or simply absent. No matter what the cause or nature of the injury, the worker is entitled to some kind of compensation.
Types of New Port Richey Construction Accidents
Some of the most common types of New Port Richey construction accidents involve:
- Construction accident falls causing death, back injury, neck injury and lacerations
- Burns, electrical injuries and electrocution
- Scaffold injuries, brain injury and head injury
- Crane accidents
- Trench accidents
- Iron workers and welding accidents
- Wrongful death
Liability for New Port Richey Construction Accidents
When a construction worker is injured on the job, a third party may be liable for their injuries and damages. Certain circumstances assign liability to a third party for job-site injuries. The owners, architects, contractors, and equipment manufacturers can all be held liable for accident’s arising from insufficient safety measures. General contractors, as well as all subcontractors, are responsible for providing appropriate safety provisions that ensure a construction site is reasonably safe. They are obligated to:
- warn of possible hazards on the site
- hire employees who will use caution while working
- coordinate job safety
- check that all safety specifications are followed
Manufacturers of construction equipment are responsible for designing and maintaining safe products. Defective or dangerous products may be at fault in a construction accident. As with any of the equipment used on a construction site, the chance of injury is great. However, if the proper safety measures are not employed in the production of this equipment, the possibility of injury or death increases greatly. Manufacturers of this equipment can be found liable when an accident occurs due to one of their products.
Contact a New Port Richey Construction Accident Lawyer
A New Port Richey construction accident attorney can determine if another person is liable for your damages and how you can obtain compensation for construction accident injuries. Contact a New Port Richey construction accident attorney to discuss your rights to file a claim for damages against the person or persons who may be responsible for your injuries and/or damages under Florida law. Please call our New Port Richey office at 727-853-6275 today to discuss your situation.