Construction Site Injuries
Working in the construction field is one of the most dangerous occupations. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in 2010, one in every twenty-eight construction workers are injured while on the job. Several government websites, including the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration have consistently listed Construction as one of the top five most dangerous industries. The leading causes of death and injury on construction sites are falls from high elevations, motor vehicle accidents, run-ins with machinery, collapsing structures, electrocution and being struck by falling objects. The problem with construction sites is not that the risks and hazards are unknown, but rather that the risks are very difficult to control on the constantly changing job site. These hazards can cause severe or even deadly injuries. Injuries incurred on construction sites can include death, brain trauma, spinal cord injury, fractured backs and necks, paraplegia and quadriplegia, among others.
Construction accidents can occur on industrial property sites, residential property sites or commercial property sites. Construction companies owe a high duty to workers and bystanders on their construction sites, yet these job sites often do not use proper safety measures and operate machinery and equipment negligently.
Construction Site Accidents can include:
- Highway construction accidents
- Roadway safety defects
- Crane accidents
- Scaffold accidents
- Falls through unprotected holes
- Safety code violations
- Slip and falls
- Forklift accidents
- Wall and roof collapses
- Falling debris
- Defective power equipment
Unfortunately, if you are injured on a construction site your only option for recovery from your employer is to file a worker’s compensation claim, which can cover expenses for your medical treatment and lost wages while you are physically unable to work. However, worker’s compensation claims often fail to fully compensate the injured party. As an injured party you can also file a personal injury lawsuit if your injuries were caused by a third party’s negligent or careless actions. The third party is someone other than your employer whose actions or inactions directly caused your injury. A successful personal injury lawsuit may result in additional compensation for your pain and suffering. If you have been injured on a construction site you deserve compensation for any lost wages, medical expenses, and scarring and disfigurement the accident has caused.
In order to receive fair compensation for the losses resulting from a construction site injury you need an experienced Miami personal injury attorney to prove negligence. Additionally, Florida law outlines very strict requirements for construction site injuries, so your attorney must be knowledgeable of the restrictions the laws impose. The Miami construction injury lawyers at Friedland | Carmona are experienced in litigating construction site injuries, as well as premises liability injuries sustained while on a construction site. Jonathan Friedland has been handling Fort Lauderdale construction site injury cases in the state of Florida for over twenty years and has a successful track record of recovering compensation for his clients. Let him fight for the recovery that you deserve!
If you or anyone you know has suffered an injury while working on a construction site, please contact the Homestead construction lawyers at Friedland | Carmona immediately at 305-661-2008 or fill out the contact information to your left to receive your FREE consultation. Mr. Friedland will meet with you and your family to discuss your options and advise you as to what actions need to be taken. Many victims never get the settlement they deserve because they are unsure if they have a claim. Don’t hesitate—Contact Friedland | Carmona today! Let our family take care of your family!