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phillips, hunt & walker Fall, Scaffolding and Safety Failure Lawyer in Jacksonville

Engaging a construction accident lawyer can be instrumental in addressing the aftermath of a scaffolding injury. The Law Offices of Phillips, Hunt, Walker & Hanna specializes in navigating the complexities of construction site accidents, particularly those involving scaffolding incidents. Some common causes of scaffolding accidents include:

  • Failure to Properly Train Workers: Employers have a legal obligation to provide adequate training to workers, especially when it comes to tasks involving scaffolding. Failure to do so can lead to accidents due to improper use or lack of awareness about safety standards.
  • Failure to Conduct Safety Inspections: Regular safety inspections of scaffolding are crucial to identify and rectify any potential hazards or structural issues. Neglecting these inspections can result in accidents caused by deteriorating scaffolding.
  • Failure to Properly Maintain the Scaffolding: Scaffolding must be well-maintained to ensure its structural integrity and safety. Failure to address maintenance issues can lead to accidents stemming from equipment malfunctions or structural failures.
  • Failure to Properly Secure the Scaffolding: Inadequate securing of scaffolding can result in collapses or instability, putting workers at risk of serious injuries or fatalities.
  • Not Having an Effective Fall Protection System in Place: Fall protection measures, such as guardrails, safety nets, or personal fall arrest systems, are essential on scaffolding to prevent workers from falling. The absence of these safeguards can lead to accidents involving falls from heights.
In 2015, failure to provide adequate fall protection was the most frequently-cited standard violation in construction accidents, and scaffolding requirement breaches were the third most frequently-cited violation. This underscores the significance of adhering to safety standards and the potential legal implications for employers who fail to do so.

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top rated Attorney Florida’s Law on Fall, scaffolding and safety failure liability

Florida has laws and regulations in place to address liability for fall, scaffolding, and safety failures on construction sites. These laws are designed to protect the safety and well-being of construction workers and to determine liability when accidents occur. Here are some key points related to fall, scaffolding, and safety failure liability in Florida:

1. Workers’ Compensation: Florida has a workers’ compensation system in place that provides benefits to injured workers, including those injured in falls or scaffolding accidents. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system, meaning that injured workers are generally entitled to benefits regardless of who was at fault for the accident. This system helps injured workers receive medical care and compensation for lost wages without the need to prove employer negligence.

2. Third-Party Liability: While workers’ compensation provides benefits to injured workers, there are situations where a third party may share liability for the accident. For example, if a defective scaffolding component caused the accident, the manufacturer or distributor of the scaffolding may be held liable in a third-party liability claim. Construction site owners, contractors, and subcontractors may also be liable for safety failures if they were negligent in their responsibilities to maintain a safe work environment.

3. OSHA Regulations: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets safety regulations for construction sites, including rules related to fall protection and scaffolding. Employers in Florida are required to comply with these regulations to ensure the safety of workers. Violations of OSHA regulations can result in penalties and may be used as evidence of negligence in personal injury lawsuits.

4. Statute of Limitations: In Florida, there is a statute of limitations for personal injury claims, including those related to fall, scaffolding, and safety failures. Typically, you have 2 – 4 years from the date of the injury to file a personal injury lawsuit. However, the timeline may vary depending on the specific circumstances of your case, so consulting an attorney is advisable.

5. Liability for Property Owners: Property owners in Florida have a legal duty to maintain their premises in a safe condition, including construction sites. If a fall or accident occurs due to a safety failure on the property owner’s premises, they may be held liable for injuries sustained.

6. Legal Representation: If you are injured in a fall, scaffolding, or safety failure incident on a construction site in Florida, it’s essential to consult with a personal injury attorney who specializes in construction accident cases. An attorney can assess the circumstances of your case, determine liability, and help you pursue a claim for compensation, whether through workers’ compensation or a third-party liability lawsuit.

Florida’s laws regarding fall, scaffolding, and safety failure liability are multifaceted and designed to protect the rights of injured construction workers. Workers’ compensation provides benefits to injured workers, while third-party liability claims may be pursued when a third party’s negligence contributed to the accident. Compliance with OSHA regulations and property owner responsibilities also play a significant role in determining liability for accidents on construction sites in Florida. Consulting with an experienced attorney is crucial to understanding your rights and pursuing appropriate legal action.

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phillips & hunt Results

$495+ Million Verdict

Phillips obtained one of the largest verdicts in American history of over $495+ Million dollars in the shooting death of Kalil McCoy. Her killer was also convicted in the criminal courts.


Jordan Davis: Wrongful Death

Represented the family of Jordan Davis and assisted with criminal prosecution of Jordan's killer, handled media relations of internationally reported case and obtained confidential maximum available civil settlement.


Medical Malpractice

Confidential settlement of over 120 cases against a pediatric dentist who was also prosecuted. We also assisted with shutting his dental practice down. He no longer practices dentistry and was arrested.


Automobile Accident

We received a record $2.6 Million Jury Verdict against Volusia County. It was one of the highest ever against Volusia County. Our trial was televised on Good Morning America and reported nationally.


RSD / CRPS Verdict

Obtained jury verdict in Jacksonville, Florida of over $900,000 and added attorneys fees of over $250,000 on a case State Farm only offered approximately $30,000 for years.


$1.1 Million Verdict Against Coca-Cola

We obtained an over $1 million jury verdict against Coca-Cola in moderate impact soft tissue damages case in Gainesville, Florida. Coca-Cola failed to even offer medical bills before trial.


Brain Injury Medical Malpractice

Phillips obtained a confidential settlement against a chiropractor who provided prescription pain medication to a boxer in advance of an Olympic qualifying fight. She sustained a brain injury due to secondary impact syndrome.


$1 Million Settlement

Client's child was tragically run over and killed by a motor vehicle in her driveway. Phillips and his team settled the case for over $1 Million without the need of filing a lawsuit.


Over $1 Million Settlement

Cliente recibió más de $ 1 millón en accidente automovilístico. También ayudamos a clientes que hablan español. We handle cases in English, Spanish and Creole.

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