Who Is Liable for Your Construction Accident Injuries?
Construction sites are among the most dangerous work environments anywhere, and construction accidents are all too common. If you’ve been hurt on a construction site, you may be facing pain, disability, medical bills, and time away from work that you and your family can’t afford.
Determining liability after a construction accident can be complicated. It’s crucial to work with an experienced lawyer who can identify all negligent parties and hold them accountable for your damages. At Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter, our accomplished attorneys have helped many victims of construction accident injuries obtain the justice and compensation they deserve.
How Is Liability Determined in a Construction Accident?
A number of factors are considered when determining liability in a construction accident, such as:
- The location of the accident
- Conditions at the site of the accident
- What equipment was being used
- How the equipment was being used
- Who was overseeing the construction site and equipment
If your employer was responsible for your workplace injuries, filing a worker’s compensation claim may prevent you from pursuing additional damages through a personal injury lawsuit. However, if your accident was caused by a third party, you may be able to seek compensation from the third party in addition to your workers’ comp benefits.
Common Parties Held Liable After a Construction Accident
Depending on the details of your case, there may be one or more parties that can be held liable for your injuries. These include:
- Construction site managers and foremen
- Safety managers
- Contractors and subcontractors
- Construction site owners
- Suppliers and manufacturers of machinery, materials, and equipment used at the construction site
Determining liability in a construction accident case can be complicated, and requires the knowledge, skill, and resources of an experienced attorney. Our construction accident lawyers understand the complexities of these cases. We know how to uncover the cause of your injuries and seek the maximum compensation to which you may be entitled.
Contact Our Orlando Construction Accident Attorneys Today
If you’ve been hurt on a construction site, contact our construction accident attorneys at Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter today at (407) 712-7300 for a free consultation. We proudly serve clients in Orlando, Daytona, Melbourne, and nearby areas in Florida.