Most people are aware of how dangerous construction sites can be, which is why construction site managers have a duty to control the site conditions to avoid causing harm to workers. These hazards include heavy equipment, electrical wires, insecure scaffolding, and many other tools and equipment that can cause catastrophic injury to employees. Injuries such as severe burns, traumatic brain injury, loss of limbs, and even death are not uncommon results of construction accidents. If you or a loved one has suffered injury from a construction accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. For more information about how a Pensacola construction accident lawyer can help you, contact Zarzaur Law today at (855) 447-3563 or visit our website for a free case review.
- Zarzaur Law is a personal injury law firm dedicated to representing victims of another’s wrongdoing.
- Our practice is completely dedicated to injury and death cases. We are very selective in the cases we take on so that we can focus on quality, not quantity.
- Our team is led by Joe Zarzaur, a Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist recognized by the Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
If you have been injured in a construction accident and you are unsure about taking action because of the fear of legal fees, you do not have to worry. Zarzaur Law offers free consultations and we are a pure contingency fee law firm. This means that you pay nothing unless we win.
Protections for Construction Workers
Both federal and Florida state law have protections for construction workers. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets the standards to ensure that workers have a safe and healthful workplace. OSHA standards for the construction industry include:
- Providing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Life Saving Equipment (LSE)
- Fire protection and prevention
- Safety signs, signals, and barricades on the site
- Safe scaffolds
- Cranes and mechanized equipment
- Use of explosives
- Control of toxic and hazardous substances
Failure to adhere to these standards may leave the construction site managers open to liability under the legal principle of negligence per se. In a personal injury case based on negligence, the victim must prove that the defendant owed them a duty of care and breached their duty of care. The victim must also prove that the defendant’s breach of their duty of care was the legal cause of the victim’s injuries, and that the victim suffered actual damages. In a case based on negligence per se, the violation of a law or regulation can be proof of the defendant’s breach of their duty of care if the victim is a person that the law or regulation intended to protect.
How Can a Pensacola Construction Accident Attorney Help You?
Our team will diligently investigate your case to identify all the parties responsible for your construction accident injury. The parties could be property developers, property owners, construction companies, or equipment manufacturers.
If you have been injured as a worker on a construction site, your first step in getting compensation is usually to file a workers’ compensation claim with your employer. All Florida employers are required to have workers’ compensation insurance to cover job-related injuries and illnesses of their employees. Although one of the objectives of workers’ compensation is to avoid having disputes between workers and employers over job-related injuries, getting compensation for your injuries is not always an easy task. Disputes could arise as to the extent of your injuries and your necessary medical expenses, or the value of your damages could go beyond the limit of your workers’ compensation coverage. An experienced Pensacola construction accident lawyer at Zarzaur Law has the skill and resources to investigate the most complex construction accident cases. We make it our mission to pursue compensation on behalf of our victims against the most powerful property developers, construction companies, and equipment manufacturers.
At Zarzaur Law, we have multiple Board-Certified lawyers with vast experience representing victims of construction accidents. We also offer Spanish-speaking services.
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