Premises Liability and Construction Accident Attorney Miami
Under both Florida and federal laws, property owners, business owners, and property managers have an obligation to keep their premises safe for anyone who sets foot on it. Likewise, construction sites are required to follow the OSHA standards that regulate workplace safety. So, on regular properties and on construction sites, the people who are legally allowed to be there trust that they will be safe and secure. When that trust is violated accidents can happen and those accidents could have devastating consequences.
Premises liability and construction accident attorney Robert J. Fiore can help you to deal with those consequences and hold the negligent parties accountable. He has over three decades of experience fighting on behalf of people who have been injured on someone else’s property or on construction sites. He knows how to get people the compensation that they need. Contact Robert J. Fiore to find out how he can help you.
What Constitutes a Premises Liability?
A duty of care is owed by a property owner or manager to any person with a legal obligation to enter their premises. A duty of care means that the person in charge of the property must keep it safe for visitors, or that they must clearly warn visitors about any potential hazards. If that duty was breached and someone gets injured as a result, then the person in charge of the property is liable for the victim’s injury. Conditions that can cause an accident include a slippery surface, poor lighting, or uneven footing.
Who Is Liable in a Construction Accident?
Miami always has a lot of construction projects going on, which is why it is important that every site be as safe as possible. That is because a construction site is a place with lots of heavy and complex equipment and building materials, which means that there are a lot of things that can go wrong. It also means that there are many different parties that could be liable. The main causes of injury in construction accidents are falls, getting caught in, or between heavy equipment, electrocution, and getting struck by an object.
All construction sites should be OSHA compliant in order to minimize the chance of any type of accident happening. A construction worker can also request that a local OSHA director inspect the site to make sure that it is safe and does not violate any of the OSHA standards. If a worker does make that request, then their employer cannot discriminate or retaliate against them for doing so.
Liability in construction accidents can be attributed to different entities depending on the nature of the accident. On large construction projects, it is possible for several different parties to bear responsibility.
What About Workman’s Compensation?
Any construction worker injured on the job is entitled to Workmen’s Compensation, but that may not be enough to cover their medical expenses, lost wages, or pain and suffering. That is why injured workers should hire a lawyer so that they can receive compensation from the responsible party after fully understanding their legal rights.
Contact Robert J. Fiore If You Have Been Injured Because of a Premises Liability or Construction Accident
Premises liability accidents and construction accidents may seem unrelated but they both can be caused by negligence on the part of the party in charge of making sure that the location is safe. That is why anyone who is injured in either circumstance should contact Robert J. Fiore to fully understand your legal rights.
Regardless of where the injury occurred, you will need to be compensated for medical bills, lost wages, and other injury-related expenses. So contact Robert J. Fiore to can learn how to get the compensation you need and that the law allows.