Construction Accidents in Florida | What You Should Know

Construction accidents can cause severe life-long impacts on those injured. If you were hurt in one, you will need to consider your legal options. Reach out to our firm today to speak with one of our skilled Panama City construction accident attorneys.

How can construction accidents occur?

Construction accidents can result in serious injuries and financial burdens. Unfortunately, these kinds of accidents can be caused by a number of different things. Some of the most common causes that our firm has seen includes the following:

  • Scaffolding collapses/falls
  • Crane accidents
  • Ladder accidents
  • Explosions
  • Nail gun accidents
  • Electrocutions
  • Lifting injuries
  • Building collapses
  • Unsafe property conditions
  • Negligent management
  • Exposure to hazardous materials
  • Blade/saw accidents
  • Falls

If you are facing injuries as a result of any of the above, you may want to consider your legal options. Give our firm a call today to speak with one of our dedicated attorneys. We are committed to ensuring you obtain the compensation you need to heal.

Can I obtain financial compensation for a construction accident?

Personal injury accidents often generate substantial physical, emotional, and financial hardship for the people who are hurt. As a result, the injured parties often would like to pursue legal action for negligence in order to recover compensation for these burdens. This can be accomplished by filing a personal injury claim in which they are instructed to establish negligence. This can be done by collecting evidence that demonstrates the party in question’s behavior directly caused the injuries. Valuable evidence can include medical documentation of the injuries, pictures of the hazard that caused the injuries, security footage of the accident, witnesses of the incident, and more.

What is a third-party lawsuit?

If a workplace accident occurs, construction workers typically do not want to pursue legal action against their employer. This is because it can cause the work environment to be awkward going forward. Sometimes, employees may be qualified for workers’ compensation. In some instances, it is a third-party lawsuit may take place against another party who was liable for the incident. In the event of a construction accident, this may be an equipment manufacturer, leasing agent, architect, designer, property owner, general contractor, and more. Give our firm a call today to learn more about how our legal team can best help you.

Contact our experienced Florida firm

Here at Manuel & Thompson, P.A., we understand the potentially devastating effect that an injury can have on an individual and his or her family, which is why we are dedicated to helping all those who’ve been injured due to no fault of their own. Our firm also proudly handles insurance disputes, hurricane claims, fire loss claims, commercial litigation, and construction law matters. To discuss your case with our experienced Panama City personal injury attorneys, contact Manuel & Thompson, P.A. today for your free consultation.

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