In some cases, the circumstances of a construction accident might make you eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit.
The way you proceed with a lawsuit differs from the workers’ comp process, in which there is no liability and no fault. You will need to prove the following to be successful in your case:
- Another person or entity owed you a duty of care to act in a safe and responsible manner
- That person or entity breached that duty of care, meaning they were negligent in their actions
- You were injured as a direct result of those negligent actions
This negligence can be committed by an individual or an entity, such as a company or agency. At construction sites, there are a variety of circumstances that could result in an injury lawsuit. Some examples of such circumstances include:
- A truck driver or machine operator using their equipment recklessly or negligently in such a way that results in an accident
- A company failing to provide its workers with the proper safety equipment or training for a specific type of job
- Defective equipment such as harnesses, tools or scaffolding resulting in accidents and injuries
- Collapses of trenches as a result of poorly built trench barriers or poorly designed trenches
- Exposure to hazardous substances and toxic chemicals due to poor planning and decision making or due to faulty equipment
Construction companies must make every effort to ensure the safety of their workers. If you believe an accident you suffered at a job site was due to the negligence of a construction company, equipment manufacturer or other person or entity, contact an experienced Bradenton, FL personal injury lawyer at Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez and Walsh.