Construction workers are the most likely victims of construction accidents, but visitors to construcion sites and unknowing bystanders can be hurt, also. Construction workers injured on the job may never be able to return to work or may not be able to perform the same tasks and earn the same wage as prior to injury. If you have been injured in a construction accident you owe it to yourself and your family to get help fast, to cover the mounting medical bills and to get a steady stream of income flowing again. You may be entitled to worker’s compensation, which is not a lawsuit, but often requires the help of an experienced attorney.
What You Should Do Right Away
Protect your legal rights and your eligibility for compensation by taking the proper action as soon as possible after your accident:
- Notify your employer of the accident in writing. Keep a copy of the report. If notification cannot be made in writing, make a note of the name and position of the person you notified. Also, write down everything that was said when you reported the accident and everything you remember about the accident.
- Your employer must provide you with a worker’s compensation form as soon as he or she is made aware of the accident. Fill it out right away and keep a copy.
- Write down the names and contact information of all witnesses.
- Take pictures of the scene of the accident and your injuries.
- Seek medical attention even if your injuries seem minor.
- Contact an experienced construction accident attorney.
- File a worker’s compensation claim. These claims take time to process. The sooner you file, the sooner you can start drawing benefits.
Construction Accident Causes
It is important to conduct a thorough investigation and determine the true cause of the accident, because that will be a big part of determining who is responsible. Common causes of construction accidents include:
- Failure to adhere to OSHA safety standards
- Employer negligence
- Defective tools
- Defective heavy equipment
- Defective or improperly assembled scaffolding
- Falling materials or structures
- Negligence or inappropriate behavior of other workers
- Inappropriate behavior of vistors to the site
You should always file a worker’s compensation claim even if you do not intend to sue. A worker’s compensation claim is an insurance claim – it is not a lawsuit or welfare. Employers are required to carry worker’s compensation insurance. Benefits which you may be entitled to include:
- Current and future medical bills
- Temporary disability
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Permanent disability
If you were injured in a construction accident and you were not an employee, you cannot file for worker’s compensation, but you may be entitled to compensation through a construction accident lawsuit. In some cases, those who file for worker’s compensation should file a lawsuit as well. Responsible parties in construction accidents can include:
- Construction site owners
- General contractors
- Equipment manufacturers
- Prime contractors
We believe that every case is important, and no case is too small. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a construction accident, please call or email us today for your free consultation.
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Crane Accident Attorney
If you were injured in a crane, hoist, forklift or any type of construction vehicle accident on a job site in the South Florida region, you may be entitled to seek money damages above and beyond the benefits you receive for Florida workers’ compensation.
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We are recognized as one of the pre-eminent law firms representing workers injured in workplace accidents in South Florida. Attorney has been fighting for the rights of injured workers for more than three decades and is a proud member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum — a distinction reserved for personal injury attorneys who have obtained settlements or verdicts in excess of one million dollars.
How You Recover More Than Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Under Florida law, injured workers receiving workers’ compensation benefits are typically disallowed from seeking additional damages from their employers. However, if the workplace accident was the result of negligence on the part of a “third party,” such as a product manufacturer, the property owner or a subcontractor, you may file a lawsuit to claim compensation above your workers’ comp benefits. Our firm investigates to determine all of the parties responsible for compensating you for medical costs and expenses that workers’ compensation does not cover adequately.
We handle construction site accidents involving many dangerous conditions and types of accidents:
- Construction vehicle accidents
- Fall injuries from defective scaffolds or ladders
- Dangerous and defective manufacturing equipment
- Injuries from falling products, equipment and material
- Power tool injuries, table saw accidents, air hammer injuries
- Ditch, wall or roof collapse injuries
- Serious burns, weld torch burns, tank explosions
- Electrical shock injuries, electrocution
Experienced Forklift Accident Lawyer
Our personal injury lawyers represents clients with motor vehicle accident injury and wrongful death claims in West Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Wellington, Jupiter, Riviera Beach and communities throughout South Florida. Call us toll free at or contact us by e-mail to schedule a free consultation with an experienced crane accident lawyer today.
Florida, Electrical Injury Lawyer
Electrical injuries are often worse than they seem at the time of the accident. An electrical shock victim may experience lasting damage to nerves that ultimately proves incapacitating. Electrical injuries occurring on the job may be cause for more than a workers’ compensation claim. There may be a manufacturing defect or an installation or maintenance flaw that will allow an injury victim to claim compensation from a third party.
The same is true of an electrocution accident. If your loved one was killed while repairing phone lines in a cherry picker bucket truck device or in a factory, do not be quick to settle with insurance claims adjusters who arrive with clipboards and open checkbooks. It may be tempting to accept an offer of compensation when you are in a state of shock following a loved one’s death by electrocution.
But based on our experience at Our law office to we sincerely hope that you will get qualified legal advice before making any agreement to waive your right to file a lawsuit against negligent parties. Initial consultations at our law office are complimentary and carry no further obligation.
Schedule a Free Initial Consultation With Electrocution Accident Attorney
After An electric injury, we advise you of your rights and help you develop a compelling personal injury claim. To talk with West Palm Beach, Florida, electrical injury attorney about your accident and injury, schedule a free initial consultation at our South Florida law office. Contact our law office by calling or or by completing our online form.
Construction Accident Attorney
Construction sites are among the most dangerous places to work, in large part because of the sheer size and weight of the large earthmovers, bulldozers and other construction vehicles moving rapidly throughout the work area. In addition, the sheer size of the trucks make steering and stopping difficult, requiring an experienced operator to maintain control.
Free Consultation · No Attorneys’ Fees Unless You Recover Money Damages
If you were injured in an accident involving a construction vehicle, either on a work site or in a road construction zone in South Florida, call Our law office for a free consultation. We are one of the region’s leading construction worker injury law firms. For more than 30 years, attorney has been protecting the rights of workers injured on the job in South Florida.
What Rights Do You Have Beyond Florida Workers’ Compensation?
We are not a Florida workers’ compensation law firm. We litigate claims against parties who may be held liable for your construction truck accident. These are often referred to as ‘third-party’ claims and can include the manufacturer of a defective construction vehicle, the property owner who failed to properly safeguard the site, or another contractor responsible for operating the vehicle safely. Third-party lawsuits allow you to claim significant compensation for damages that Florida workers’ compensation may not fully cover, including life-care expenses, rehabilitative medical services and pain and suffering.
Bulldozer Accidents · Crane, Hoist and Forklift Accidents · Dump Truck Accidents
If you are currently receiving workers’ compensation benefits, it makes sense to talk to us about a possible third-party legal action for full and fair money damages.
Forklift Accident Lawyer
Our personal injury lawyers represent clients with motor vehicle accident injury and wrongful death claims in West Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Wellington, Jupiter, Riviera Beach and communities throughout South Florida. Call us toll free at or contact us by e-mail to schedule a free consultation with an experienced crane accident lawyer today.
Scaffolding Accident Lawyer
Falls involving scaffolds and ladders are common occurrences on construction sites. This fact may not bring consolation to you or your family members after one of you has suffered a serious injury such as the following:
You may face surgery, months of rehabilitation and long-lasting disabilities after a scaffold or ladder fall at a Palm Beach County construction site. Injury lawyer has years of experience representing people injured in workplace accidents as well as in accidents occurring at people’s homes or elsewhere. Contact Our law offices after a construction site injury. We offer a free consultations.
Was the ladder that you fell from flawed in design? Did it lack sufficient warning labels about proper use? Was the scaffolding that collapsed at your workplace improperly assembled? Answers to questions such as these may provide the supportive evidence needed to bring a strong claim for compensation for your injuries.
After a scaffolding accident, Our attorneys can advise you and help you plan a claim or lawsuit.
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To talk with attorney about your car accident, slip-and-fall accident or civil litigation matter, schedule a free initial consultation at our South Florida law office. Contact our law office by calling or or by completing our online form.
Construction Site Accident Lawyer
If you have been involved in a construction accident, taking legal action can be a good way to get the compensation you need to pay for medical bills and other expenses that you will face. It can also be a way to hold people and companies accountable for the negligent, reckless or otherwise wrongful acts that caused your personal injury.
At our law office we help people throughout Florida take action after they have been injured in a construction accident. Regardless of the seriousness of the injury involved, we are well prepared to help.
We handle construction site accidents involving many dangerous conditions and types of accidents:
- Scaffold falls
- Crane accidents
- Faulty equipment
- Falling objects
- Ditch collapses
- Electrical injuries
Moving Beyond Workers’ Compensation
Many people believe that injuries experienced by workers on a construction site are only a workers’ compensation issue. This is not always true. Depending on the circumstances, a construction site accident victim may be able to file a suit involving a defective product or the negligence of a general or sub-contractor.
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At our law office , we understand the serious effects construction accidents can have upon the lives of injured workers and their families. We believe that any legal issue that threatens your income and livelihood should be taken seriously. To achieve results that meet our clients’ goals, we investigate every detail of a construction accident case to identify any potentially liable party.
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Review your various options for compensation after a construction injury. Our lawyers offer a free initial consultation at our South Florida law office. We are available by calling or or by completing our online form.
Construction Site Falls
Construction site injuries are a well-known hazard. Construction workers at all levels, including manual laborers, skilled laborers, supervisors and visitors to a construction site are normally warned of dangers. Safety precautions are well publicized in most cases. Nonetheless, carelessness does occur and people are often injured because of others’ negligence.
One of the most common causes of serious and catastrophic injuries at construction sites is a fall. Falls may include the following:
- Fall from a roof without proper fall protection equipment in use
- Fall into a ditch or culvert
- Fall through an opening in a floor or flat roof under construction
- Fall through skylights and similar places where the surface is not strong enough to support the full weight of a person
- Falls from cherry pickers or similar types of equipment
A fall injury often includes one or more of the following aspects:
Some construction workers assume that a workers’ compensation claim is their financial remedy after a fall injury on the job. However, a detailed investigation often identifies a third party other than the employer who is ultimately responsible. When this is the case, a third-party liability claim may be brought against the responsible party, such as an owner, general contractor, subcontractor or equipment manufacturer.
Schedule a Free Initial Consultation With Work Site Injury Attorney
After a construction accident, lawyer counsel is critical. Talk to West Palm Beach, Florida, construction site falls attorney about your case in a free initial consultation at our South Florida law office. Contact Our law office by calling or or by completing our online form.
Workplace Equipment Accident Attorney
Construction sites and factories are notoriously dangerous working environments. Regulators, supervisors and equipment manufacturers work to keep employees safe, but sometimes obvious safety hazards are overlooked. If your workplace accident was the result of dangerous, defective or poorly maintained equipment, you need to talk to a product liability lawyer.
Have you suffered a serious or catastrophic injury or was your loved one killed in a construction site, at a hospital or in an industrial accident caused by equipment such as one of these types?
- Heavy machinery
- Power tools
- Any type of workplace equipment
After a forklift injury, lawyer can assess your case and direct you to the most likely-to-succeed course of action. A product liability claim against a manufacturer, installer or maintenance repair company may bring the compensation that you need to cope with your injuries, covering medical expenses and replacing lost wages, in addition to acknowledging your pain and suffering.
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Talk to a lawyer about your potential product liability case after a Palm Beach County factory accident. Attorney offers free consultations at our South Florida law office. Contact our law office by calling or or by completing our online form.
Workplace Accident Lawyer
A general contractor is responsible to help ensure safety of workers and other people onsite at construction sites. OSHA regulations spell out particular safety precautions that every construction site supervisor should enforce. Common sense also tells us that subcontractors should not leave equipment strewn on walkways.
Whether your workplace injury can be traced back to a contractor error or violation of a safety rule by a subcontractor, you are encouraged to contact an experienced workplace accident attorney as soon as possible. The sooner an investigation begins, the more likely it is that the true cause of the workplace accident can be determined. If you wait too long to talk to your own lawyer, the scene of the accident is likely to be altered and it can become difficult to impossible to contact eyewitnesses and get accurate descriptions of what happened.
Schedule a free initial consultation with a knowledgeable Florida workplace accident attorney if you suffered a serious or catastrophic injury in any work environment.
What was the true cause of your workplace accident? General contractor negligence? Our lawyers have ample experience and a track record of success in this type of accident case.
Issues to investigate after a workplace accident may include the following:
- Were dangerous products and equipment used according to safety regulations?
- Were adequate warnings, instructions and employee training in place?
- Is there a third party beyond the employer who may be responsible, such as an equipment manufacturer?
Schedule a Free Initial Consultation With West Palm Beach, Florida, Third Party Liability Attorney
After a workplace accident, attorney can advise you on how to pursue and obtain the compensation that you need to cover medical bills, replace lost wages and acknowledge your pain and suffering. Schedule a free initial consultation at our South Florida law office. Contact Our law office by calling or or by completing our online form.