Construction work is one of the most dangerous professions in the country, with thousands of workers suffering injuries or death every year. While some of the hazards are inherent with the job, others are caused by the negligence of those responsible for ensuring safety.
The Florida personal injury attorneys at Best Law Firm Florida P.A. have more than twenty-five years of experience representing construction workers and others who were injured or lost a family member due to construction accidents that were the result of negligence.
Common Construction Injury Causes
There are federal and state laws that set strict safety guidelines for construction sites, but they are sometimes ignored. The results can be severe personal injury or death.
Common construction site injury causes include:
- Defective machinery
- Falling objects
- Hazardous chemical exposure
- Heavy equipment accidents
- Inadequate training or safety measures
- Ladder and scaffold accidents
- Safety device failures
- Slip and fall accidents
When a construction accident occurs, the property owners, construction firms, contractors, equipment manufacturers, inspectors, architects and insurance companies may be held liable for negligence or inadequate safety provisions.
Common Construction Site Injuries
Construction injuries are often more severe than other workplace injuries. Because of the physical hazards, which often include working in high, exposed settings, construction accident injuries frequently result in life-altering injuries or death.
Common construction site injuries include:
- Brain injuries
- Broken or fractured bones
- Wrongful death
For more information about construction accidents, please visit our Questions About Construction Accidents page.
Compensation in Construction Accident Cases
Construction accident cases can be especially complicated. Depending on the circumstances, multiple parties may be held responsible and victims may be eligible for compensation including personal injury damages, workers’ compensation and even Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).
It’s critical to contact the Florida construction site accident attorneys at Best Law Firm Florida P.A. as soon as possible following a construction accident so we can begin a thorough investigation before the negligent parties responsible and their insurance companies have an opportunity to alter the conditions that caused your accidents or coerce you into signing documents that revoke your ability to pursue the compensation you deserve and need to recover.
We can also help you with any related workers’ compensation or SSDI claims for which you may be eligible.
If you’ve been injured or a family member has been killed in a construction accident, please contact the Florida construction site accident attorneys at Best Law Firm Florida P.A. for your free case evaluation.