Tens of thousands of construction workers are injured while on the job each year – and on average over 1,000 die. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics records, in 2010, in Florida, there were more than 40 construction fatalities – 4 had contact with objects and equipment, 10 fell, 12 had exposure to harmful substances or environments, 10 were due to transportation incidents, and 3 were due to assaults and violent attacks while on the job. There were no fire or explosion deaths reported in 2010.
General contractors and construction site owners have an obligation to keep sites safe. While accidents do happen, some of these could have been prevented if not for the carelessness or negligence of someone else. Many times safety regulations are ignored, employees are forced to work with dangerous equipment that is not serviced or properly maintained; employees are not properly trained on the equipment or tasks they are required to complete, and dangerous construction areas are not clearly marked.
|Slip and falls||Falling off ladder||Falling off Roof|
|Scaffolding injuries||Crane accidents||Falling objects|
|Impalement||Welding Accidents||Fires and explosions|
|Electrocution||Harmful Chemical Exposure||Harmful Environments|
|Dangerous Equipment||Defective Machinery||Forklift Accident|
|Vehicle collisions and accidents||Entrapment||Crush Accident|
|Supervisors Negligence||General Contractor Negligence||Wrongful Death|
Construction site accidents cause injuries that are often catastrophic and sometimes deadly. Common construction accident injuries include bruises, lacerations, broken and/or fractured bones (arm, neck, leg, back), traumatic brain injury (head injury),spinal cord injury (quadriplegia, paraplegia), neck injury, back injury, burn injury, amputations, and wrongful death.
If you or a loved one has been in a construction accident and suffered a serious personal injury, a catastrophic injury, ordeath, due to the negligence of another, you have the right to pursue a civil law suit. Often workers’ compensation alone will not provide for the future well-being of the injured worker or their family members (career loss, lost wages, medical expenses, etc.).
We have handled many construction site accident cases, and have achieved numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. Our consultations with potential construction site accident clients are free. If we take your case, we are only paid fees and costs of suit if we succeed in winning a recovery for you. We advance the costs of your case, too, so there’s no cost to you of bringing your lawsuit or claim.