A Fort Lauderdale Construction Accident Lawyer Addresses Issues of Third-Party Liability
Full legal support for individuals suffering construction site injuries
Without a doubt, construction sites are dangerous places for construction workers — and even for the people who walk near them. When someone suffers injuries at these sites, he or she has the right to pursue compensation for expenses associated with any injuries. However, workers often have more than one legal option, depending on the cause of the accident. It costs nothing to schedule a consultation with a construction accident attorney at the law firm of Fazio, DiSalvo & Abers, P.A. to learn the best approach for your claim.
In many cases, an injured construction worker can file a third-party lawsuit
Most Florida workers have the right to file claims for workplace injuries. In fact, Florida workers’ compensation provides benefits even if the injured party’s negligence caused the accident. However, many accidents involve outside parties and their equipment, including:
- A defective construction vehicle that fails to stop
- Heavy machinery or equipment that injures workers because of faulty safety mechanisms
- Scaffolding or other safety equipment made of substandard materials that fail to provide reasonable protections to workers
These and other situations can result in life-changing injuries that deserve compensation beyond the on-the-job benefits workers can receive. When the negligence of an outside party causes injuries to a construction worker — whether it be a product manufacturer, a repair shop or anyone else — an experienced injury attorney at Fazio, DiSalvo & Abers, P.A. can help victims seek justice.
Injured passersby also require experienced legal support
People who walk near a construction site are not immune to accidents. They can suffer an injury or even a wrongful death. Even a small piece of debris can become a dangerous missile as it gains speed during a 10-story drop. A sudden scaffolding collapse can crush people below, and even tripping over unexpected items in the walkway can result in serious injury.
Construction companies often try to shift liability to accident victims by claiming the individual should have chosen a different route or remained more watchful. Our attorneys conduct thorough investigations into the causes of the accident. Whether we find that the construction company failed to cordon off a dangerous area, a worker left trip hazards in the path, or a manufacturer produced faulty scaffolding, we can often help injury victims pursue the compensation they deserve. Construction sites require exemplary safety measures to prevent serious injuries to workers and to individuals who must travel near them. If you are injured, it makes sense to learn your full legal options in a free initial consultation with a board-certified trial attorney at Fazio, DiSalvo & Abers, P.A.
Schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced construction accident lawyer
Our firm has more than four decades of experience using our legal knowledge and dedication to help our clients pursue justice. We take calls 24/7, offer flexible hours for a free consultation, and can meet with you in our convenient downtown office, at home or in the hospital. At Fazio, DiSalvo & Abers, P.A., we take cases on a contingency-fee basis, so you pay no attorney fees until we win or settle your case. Contact us online, or call us at (954) 463-0585 today.