New Construction – Signs Of A Strong Economy
Any time new construction gets underway, it is usually a sign of a strong and healthy economy. It brings with it new job opportunities of all types – from the planning stages, to the construction phases, to the final open-for-business end result, whatever that may be. The Miami area is on schedule to receive these employment benefits in the upcoming years, as it is reported that several new renovation projects are in the works for luxury apartments as well as more affordable housing in the Miami area. With the benefits of new construction projects, however, also comes some concerns.
Much of the time, construction projects go from start to finish without incident. However, construction is one of the most inherently dangerous lines of work, with statistics provided by the United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to back up that claim. According to OSHA, the most common types of violations for which construction companies are cited include those associated with falls, hazard communication, scaffolding, respiratory issues, hazardous energy control, ladders, electrical methods and design, and equipment. Hazardous situations can arise in any number of ways, and these can pose a danger not only to the workers on the construction site, but to those passing by the work areas.
A Construction Company’s Responsibility to Prevent Accidents
Construction companies are in a much better position than others to fully understand the dangers associated with construction work, as they are dealing with these types of issues every work day. As such, they should be making those who must pass by the worksites aware of the potential for harm. Making sure that passersby know of overhead items and equipment that could potentially fall from above, or of live electrical wires on the worksite that pose a threat of electrocution if touched, for example, could prevent individuals from suffering unnecessary accidents and injuries. Failure to make people aware of these types of dangers that could lead to accidents and injuries could be determined to be negligent actions for which an injured party could file a claim against the construction company.
Reach Out to Us for Professional Assistance
When you have been injured as a result of a construction accident, the experienced and professional attorneys at Boone & Davis in Fort Lauderdale are ready to help you recover for your losses. Anyone who has been involved in a construction accident needs to know about their rights and responsibilities under Florida law. You are entitled to compensation for your injuries and losses, and we will help you to understand what you can expect when you file your lawsuit. We have experience with all types of personal injury cases and know the unique issues and nuances associated with cases similar to yours. Our construction accident attorneys will work with you to help to ensure that you achieve the best possible results. Reach out to us by phone at 954.556.5260 or contact us via our website and schedule your initial consultation. Get started today and get moving towards recovery for your losses.