Two people were injured in an accident in Parrish’s Willow Bend neighborhood.
A person at the scene called 911 at approximately 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 22 at a build in 65th Court East. Initially the person making the call reported the incident as a crane collapse, but when emergency response teams arrived they realized the collapsed truss had several people involved, and there was not a crane on the site.
The workers who were on the truss fell more than 20 feet into the structure they were working on. One of the workers sustained a significant head injury and had to be airlifted to Blake Medical Center. Another worker sustained what was initially described as a broken arm and was taken to be treated at Manatee Memorial Hospital. Investigators did not initially know how many people had been working at the top of the structure at the time of the accident, and continued to look into the accident’s cause in its aftermath.
Construction accident liability
When construction accidents occur, victims have two main options to recover compensation: file a workers’ compensation claim or file a personal injury claim. A personal injury claim is only an option when there is potential liability on the part of someone other than the victim. Anyone can file a workers’ compensation claim, even if they themselves were responsible for the accident.
There are a variety of parties that could be defendants in a personal injury claim arising from a workplace accident. These include the employer, third-party contractors, maintenance crews, equipment manufacturers and any other party involved at a job site.
For more information about your actions if you have suffered injuries in a construction accident, contact a trusted Bradenton, FL personal injury lawyer at Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez, Murphy & Walsh.