Construction accident lawyers

Construction sites can be hazardous and unpredictable, regardless of whether you follow the guidelines and utilize all safety equipment. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean your company is free from any responsibility in the event of an accident.

You may be eligible for compensation if you’ve been injured in a work accident! Get in touch with us today to speak with one of Orlando’s attorney for construction accident lawyers for a no-cost assessment of your situation.

Common Causes of Construction Accidents

The pressure of completing complex tasks under stress can invite catastrophe. It’s not uncommon to find employers putting their schedules and budgets over all other considerations. A few typical reasons for accidents in construction are:

  • Lack of adequate protection for high-rise structures
  • Electric cables or other electrical components that are exposed
  • Mechanical problems in equipment
  • Tripping hazards, such as debris, could cause falls and slips.
  • Chemical spills and explosions
  • slippery surfaces
  • Insufficient or non-existent security measures
  • Incorrect machinery

Most of these accidents occur because of unsafe conditions. They may result in severe injuries if you think your premises are hazardous or you’ve suffered injuries because of your company’s negligence.

Common Types of Injuries in Construction Accidents

Injuries from accidents in the construction industry are usually life-changing and catastrophic. They are:

  • severe burns
  • Broken bones or tears in ligaments
  • internally-related injuries
  • Back, neck as well as spinal cord injury
  • Loss of the limbs
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Electrocution
  • Chronic illness because of exposure to toxic substances
  • Death

4 Shocking Construction Accident Statistics

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics…

  • The construction industry is accountable for 6 percent of all the injuries which cause the loss of workdays.
  • Around 10 percent of construction workers are injured on the job every year.
  • The average rate of injuries was 24% more in the construction sector than in other sectors in 2020.
  • In the year 2020, there were 174,100 incidents of accidents in the construction industry.

Please do not wait until you reach an attorney when you discover problems with your construction project!

What Compensation Can I Get if I Have a Construction Accident?

As an employee, you have the right to work in a safe environment as outlined in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines. You’re likely entitled to any legal recourses if you’ve been injured during your work on the construction site.

Workers Compensation Claim in Florida, employers have to offer insurance for workers (known under the term “Workers’ Compensation”). The expenses you incur, like treatment or surgery, could be covered even if caused the accident by your negligence.

Third-Party Liability Claims If a third party like the owner of the construction site, a supervisor, or a toolmaker who caused your accident can pursue an action in court to hold the person accountable by requesting to recover your total costs, including medical expenses and loss of wages, damages and more.

Manslaughter claim If a third party causes an employee to die through negligence or action or otherwise, the family of the deceased may file a wrongful death claim to recover damages for the dead.

In general, someone injured in an incident involving construction may seek compensation which can comprise:

  • Medical expenses (past, present, and future)
  • The loss of earnings (past, present, and future)
  • funeral costs
  • Pain and emotional suffering
  • Modifications to the home environment that could be required to help heal injuries
  • Loss of the quality of your life

Can I Sue My Employer for a Construction Accident?

This is usually not the case. Workers are protected against injuries through Worker’s Compensation Insurance (WCI), and employers are provided with legal protection. It’s an independent system of blame. There are, however, some instances of exceptions.

If, for instance, you’ve sustained an injury (even if it’s not physical) and believe your employer deliberately caused the damage, you may present your case in court.

If you’re not sure about the facts of your situation, please call us to schedule a no-cost consultation.

Is there a deadline for filing the action? Filing the Action?

Different statutes of limitations could be in effect depending on the source of injury or the negligent person, which is why you must get in touch with First Choice Law attorneys Jason Recksiedler and Caroline Fischer immediately.

What Does It Take to Win This Kind of Case?

In construction-related injury cases, the essential factor is to show that there was a breach of duty of care and that the injuries occurred due to the violation. In tort, the term “duty of care” is when an individual or an entity (the tenant, for instance) is responsible for ensuring that you do not suffer excessive loss or damage. Duty of care could refer to numerous things, like maintaining a clean environment or adequately maintaining equipment.

How Can a Construction Accident Lawyer Help Me?

Making a claim and dealing with insurance companies is difficult. You must also deal with other issues, such as medical bills or personal injuries, and things will likely become out of control. It is vital to have a knowledgeable team of lawyers to investigate the situation. Managing the bureaucracy is the best approach to focus on the things that matter most to your health and well-being.

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