Construction Accident Lawyers in Miami, Florida, Providing Legal Representation to Injured Workers
Have you or a loved one suffered serious injuries in a construction site accident? Whether the injured party was a construction worker or a visitor to the job site, they may be eligible to recover a financial settlement to cover their medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
The construction industry is vital to our economy in the United States of America. The city of Miami is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. So, naturally, the construction industry has a large part to play in building up the city into what it is today and what we envision it to be in the future. All that progress does not flow perfectly at all times, however. Whether in cases of negligence, defective equipment, or inadequate worker training, construction site injuries are fairly commonplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that, across the country, there are approximately 5,000 reported deaths related to construction site accidents.
Injured construction workers have the right to pursue compensation by filing a workers’ compensation claim. However, in an attempt to limit expenses, the injured worker should not necessarily expect fair compensation to be handed over willingly. It is in the interests of the construction site owners, construction managers, the insurance company, and other liable parties to limit the cost of settlements awarded to injured construction workers.
For this reason, it is advisable that any worker injured in workplace accidents consider hiring a personal injury lawyer to represent them as they attempt to obtain compensation from their employer.
Our South Florida construction accident lawyers have years of experience helping injured construction work employees and job site visitors to seek compensation for the injuries they have suffered.
Contact our law firm today to discuss your construction accident injury, and we will be able to better assist you as to whether we think you have the makings of a valid workers’ compensation claim. You may schedule a free consultation with a construction accident lawyer at our firm at any time by calling our Miami office.
What Are Common Causes of Accidents at Construction Sites?
At our firm, you will be able to work with a construction accident attorney who has well-earned experience representing clients in construction accident cases. While construction accidents vary wildly depending on the particulars of the construction sites, some causes are regularly seen.
Common causes of construction accident injuries include:
- Crane collapses.
- Dangerous demands of workers that put safety second to profit.
- Defective construction equipment.
- Falling objects.
- Falling off scaffolding or rooftops.
- Forklift accidents.
- Getting caught between two immovable objects.
- Heavy equipment falling and crushing a worker.
- Improperly labeled steps, holes, and walkways.
- Ladder falls.
- Poorly maintained safety equipment.
- Power tool accidents.
- Trench collapses.
Could an Attorney Help You Recover Compensation for Injuries Suffered in Construction Accidents?
Negligence is the leading cause of construction accidents, as property owners and their managerial staff cut corners in an attempt to save money and deliver ahead of schedule. If you believe negligence led to your injury, contact a construction accident lawyer at our firm today.
Workers injured on the job may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits via their workers’ compensation insurance. If parties other than the employer were responsible for endangering a worker’s safety, your lawyer will explore the legal options for filing personal injury lawsuits.
While you recover from your personal injury, your attorney will do the heavy lifting by negotiating with the insurance company, gathering eyewitness testimonies from other workers, and reviewing evidence relating to your injuries.
Depending on your case, it may be possible to hold your employer responsible for not maintaining proper safety. Or, a manufacturer could be held liable for defective construction equipment via product liability. General contractors who endangered the safety of their co-workers may also be held to account.
In the event that someone lost their life on the construction site, our lawyers will help the surviving family members file a wrongful death claim.
What Form of Compensation Could a Worker Injured in a Construction Accident Hope to Receive?
Those injured in construction accidents may receive workers’ compensation benefits and other forms of economic and non-economic damages for their injury.
Compensation could take the form of:
- Emotional distress.
- Loss of companionship.
- Lost wages.
- Medical expenses.
- Pain and suffering.
- Rehabilitation expenses and physical therapy bills.
Schedule a Free Consultation with an Experienced Construction Site Accident Lawyer Today
Those injured in construction accidents have the right to pursue financial compensation via a workers’ compensation claim or a personal injury lawsuit. Exploring these legal options while still recovering from serious injuries is often too much to ask of anyone. For that reason, it is highly advisable that workers consider hiring a construction accident attorney.
At our law firm, we pride ourselves on providing clients with helpful and compassionate legal representation.
To schedule a free case evaluation with a member of our legal team, please call 305-344-4878