In Downtown Tampa, construction workers are often making repairs and improvements to the city’s infrastructure. Workers on construction sites have the right to work in safe conditions. Unfortunately, some Tampa construction sites fail to meet safety requirements and security standards that Florida law requires.
The heavy machinery used by construction crews can also be hazardous to pedestrians and drivers near the construction site.
If you’re injured in a construction accident, our Tampa construction injury lawyers can help.
If your injury was caused by negligent behavior or failure to follow safety regulations, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills and other damages.
Call (813) 273-0017 for a consultation with an experienced construction injury lawyer. Our attorneys will evaluate the circumstances of the accident and determine if another party should be held liable.
Common Causes of Construction Injuries
Common causes of construction injuries in Florida include:
- Chemical exposure
- Compressed gas explosions
- Crane accidents
- Electrical burns
- Falls from scaffolding and elevators
- Falling objects
- Roof crush accidents
- Security apparatus collapse
- Welding accidents
Why You Need a Tampa Construction Injury Lawyer
If you’re injured on a construction site, seek representation immediately. Florida’s negligence laws are complex and your case may involve multiple businesses and contractors working on the site.
An experienced construction accident lawyer can investigate the case and determine which businesses or individuals are responsible for causing your injury.
If you communicate with the construction companies and their insurance companies before consulting with a lawyer, you may hurt your ability to file a lawsuit.
For example, if there were unsafe conditions at the construction site, the construction company may be at fault or fault may lie with an employee who behaved negligently.
Do Construction Workers Qualify for Workers’ Compensation?
Yes, in most cases construction workers can qualify for workers’ compensation.
However, if a construction worker is classified as a subcontractor at the worksite, or is an employee of a third party, it can be complicated to determine which company can be held liable.
Our Experience with Construction Injury Cases
Swope, Rodante P.A. has over 40 years of experience bringing construction injury lawsuits to trial.
The first case that our founder and managing partner, Dale Swope, took to trial was a construction injury lawsuit. Our attorneys represented a client who was injured while using equipment to lay hot asphalt on a roof.
The manufacturer of the equipment failed to provide safety instructions and a demonstration of how to use the new equipment.
When the construction worker attempted to lay the asphalt, he fell off the roof and the machine fell with him.
This situation should never have occurred and our team of construction accident attorneys fought for the wronged worker to ensure that they received compensation for their injury.
If you have been injured in a construction site accident, call us for a free consultation with a construction accident lawyer. Our construction accident attorneys will investigate the accident and make sure that the at fault parties are held liable for their negligence.