When you take into account all of the heavy machinery, tools, and various elevations for work stations, construction sites are inherently dangerous. This is why it is absolutely necessary for a construction company to protect their employees and the general public from their job site.
If a construction site isn't properly cordoned off from the public and an injury results because of this, there can be legal ramifications for that construction company. If you or a family member has been injured due to the negligence of a construction company, please contact the personal injury attorneys at Canter Law in Boca Raton. Our team has the experience and tenacity you need to help you get the compensation you deserve. Call us at 561-447-4500.
Dangers Surrounding a Construction Site
Anytime that a construction site is in operation, there is an expected level of protection that is required for the safety of their employees and the public. They must take steps to protect the following from happening:
- Objects falling on a person
- Fences not preventing a person from entering a construction site
- Lack of warning signs
- Object or machinery damaging a vehicle or other property
A construction company is responsible for ensuring that these types of hazards do not exist. It is also their utmost responsibility to properly mark their construction site so the public understands why their site isn't safe and how to avoid injury.
Construction companies must also protect their employees from injuries. This means that the company must use the right equipment and ensure that the equipment is properly maintained and safe. They must also provide their employees with ample safety protection including glasses, ear protection, hardhats, and gas masks, among others.
What to Do If You're Injured Due to a Construction Site Accident
At Canter Law, our Boca Raton attorneys have handled a countless number of cases that involved a person being injured on or around a construction site. We know exactly how a construction company will act and the steps they will take to try not to pay for compensation. If you or a loved one suffered an injury due to the negligence of a construction company, our attorneys recommend the following:
- Document the scene -- take pictures of where you were injured and document if there were fences or warning signs in your vicinity
- Seek medical care -- get evaluated by a physician immediately and, if you're filing a workman's compensation lawsuit because you were employed by the construction company, ensure that you go to one of their approved doctors
- Contact Canter Law -- call our attorneys for help with your case so we can ensure that you get the coverage you deserve
Once you contact our Boca Raton attorneys, we can begin helping to piece together the evidence against the construction company. We must determine if the company was acting negligently and, if so, seek damages for your physical suffering, emotional trauma, loss of employment ability, lost wages, and lost benefits.
Our attorneys will be your advocate against the construction company and insurance companies. We are here for you, so please utilize us as a resource. Call us anytime and you can always speak to our attorney. We want you to be completely involved in all the parts of your case. We operate on a contingency-fee basis, so you won't pay a single penny unless we win your case for you. Call Canter Law today at 561-447-4500 for a free consultation.