Workplace Accidents

Florida Workplace Injury Attorneys

Workplace AccidentsOn any given day a worker could suffer injury, disability or death from workplace incidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2010, more than 4,500 U.S. workers died from workplace and occupational injuries. An estimated 3.9 million workers in private industry and state and local government had a nonfatal occupational injury or illness. In the same year an estimated 2.6 million workers were treated in emergency departments for occupational injuries and illnesses, and approximately 110,000 of these workers were hospitalized (NIOSH, unpublished data, 2012).

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics records, in 2010, in Florida, there were more than 225 workplace fatalities – 19 had contact with objects and equipment, 32 fell, 28 had exposure to harmful substances or environments, 97 were due to transportation incidents, and 47 were due to assaults and violent attacks while on the job. There were no fire or explosion deaths reported in 2010.

Common Causes of Workplace Related Injuries

  • Slip and falls or trip and falls
  • Construction site accidents
  • Falling objects
  • Falls from ladders or on stairways
  • Unsafe flooring
  • OSHA violations
  • Improper training or procedures
  • Improper scaffolding
  • Explosions
  • Defective or broken machinery
  • Dangerous equipment, products or tools
  • Missing or improper safety devices
  • Vehicle accidents
  • Hazardous chemical exposure
  • Assault or violent crime

Work Site Accident Injuries

Workplace accidents (construction, factory, manufacturing, industrial, health care, transportation, aviation, maritime, etc.) cause personal injuries that are often catastrophic and sometimes deadly. Common workplace injuries include traumatic brain injury (head injury), spinal cord injury (paralysis, quadriplegia, paraplegia), neck injury, back injury, burn injury, amputations, and wrongful death.

If you or a loved one has been in a workplace, business or construction site accident and suffered an injury or death, due to the negligence of an employer or third-party at a job site or workplace, 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 (lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, etc.).

Free Initial Legal Consultation – and We Aren’t Paid unless there is a Recovery

We have handled many workplace accident cases, and have achieved numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. Our consultations with potential workplace, business and 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.