WE HIRE CONTRACTORS TO ENSURE CONSTRUCTION IS DONE SAFELY
Construction projects are generally overseen by hired general contractors whose job it is to move the construction along as to meet deadlines. A general contractor will hire sub-contractors who handle certain aspects of the construction, such as:
- Dry Walling
The general contractor’s goal is to keep all sub-contractors on schedule for completing the job on time. This can sometimes cause big problems with certain work on a construction site because fast paced work with large equipment, heavy machinery or power tools can be hazardous.
Our construction accident attorneys understand that when a general contractor or sub-contractors are rushing their work due to high-pressure deadlines, they can also be negligent in their actions. If this type of negligence has caused you injury, you should contact an attorney and explain what happened.
CONTRACTOR NEGLIGENCE CAN CAUSE ACCIDENTS
In South Florida, there is construction taking place all of the time. At these construction sites, there are many different ways that contractors can be negligent in their actions. The number one goal of a contractor should be safety for everyone, but if a contractor is negligent in their conduct, a serious accident can take place. Some of these accidents include:
- Construction Site Fall Accident
- Crane Accidents
- Dangerous/Unsafe/Defective Equipment Accident
- Electrocutions/Electrical Accident
- Elevator Accident
- Fire and Explosion Accident
- Forklift Accident
- Nail gun Accident
- Negligent Supervision Accident
- Run-over by Equipment Accident
- Scaffolding Accident
- Welding/Brazing/Cutting Accident
At the end of the day, it is the responsibility of a contractor to make sure that those working on the site are protected from harm and safe from injury. If you were injured at a construction site, a contractor may be liable for your injuries.
HOW CONTRACTORS ARE NEGLIGENT
There are many ways that a contractor can be negligent in their actions at a construction site. It is a contractor’s duty to make sure that any equipment being used in the construction is in proper working order. If a contractor fails to maintain their equipment and construction site in a safe manner, serious injuries can result. Some ways that a contractor can help to ensure people’s safety is by:
- Properly maintaining power tools and labeling electrical lines that are live and could possibly lead to someone being electrocuted.
- Properly marking any lines which contain gas, and monitoring any use of gases which are combustible and could generate a horrific fire or explosion.
- Proper handling substances which are toxic and potentially hazardous to employees or visitors of the construction site.
CONSTRUCTION SITE ACCIDENT VICTIMS SHOULD SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY
Many injuries suffered at construction sites can easily be avoided. When contractors are negligent in their actions, people can receive catastrophic injuries. If you or a loved one has fallen victim to a contractor’s negligence, contact the Fort Lauderdale accident attorneys of Madalon Law to discuss your legal options. We will go over your case with you at no cost and you pay nothing unless we win.