Construction Accident Lawyers
The construction industry is the most dangerous industry in the United States. Every year, there are roughly 150,000 construction accidents according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 1,000 of which result in death. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has reported that one in ten construction site workers are injured every year, with workers being at most risk between the ages of 25 and 34 years.
Some of the most common construction accidents causing injury include:
- Falls from scaffolds, ladders, roofs, elevator shafts, etc.
- Nail gun, saw, or other power equipment injuries
- Crane operation injuries
- Toxic exposure
- Defective Equipment
Construction accident injuries may be substantial, resulting in millions of dollars in damages in any one particular case. If you were injured on a construction site, an experienced lawyer can research your case to determine if the construction company was at fault, or third parties, or in some cases a mixture of both. “Third parties” are companies or workers other than your employer or co-workers. There are a variety of third parties who may be liable for a worker’s injuries at a construction site. These third parties may include general contractors, architects, manufacturers of equipment, other trade companies on the jobsite, etc. The property owner may also be liable in some circumstances. Claims against third parties can become complex, and it is in your best interest to work with a construction accident lawyer who fully understands these claims.
An experienced lawyer can help you figure out whether you must submit a claim through Worker’s Compensation. However, because there are limits to the amount of funds that workers may receive under the Workers’ Compensation Act, a worker may need to pursue additional funds to cover the full extent of injuries that he or she has suffered as a result of construction site injuries. A construction accident lawyer will help a worker to analyze all of the potential claims that exist for him or her.
Some injuries common to construction accidents include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Joint injuries
- Broken bones and amputations
- Burns and electrical shock
While many of these injuries are caused by simple accidents, others could have been prevented if not for the carelessness or negligence of someone else. Safety regulations are ignored. Dangerous equipment is not serviced. Employees are not properly trained. Dangerous areas are not marked.
The law firm of Barbuto & Johansson, P.A. can assist you with third-party personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits, aggressively pursuing compensation for your injuries and other losses. We can also refer you to a workers’ compensation lawyer if you need help with your no-fault claim through the state or self-insured employer. Please speak with one of our attorneys today to learn how we may assist you. The lawyers at Barbuto & Johansson, P.A. understand construction claims and issues. In fact, attorney Anthony M. Barbuto, is a certified roofing contractor in the State of Florida and well versed in the construction industry.
To schedule a free consultation, please call 561-444-7980. You may also contact us online.
Construction Accident Attorneys serving Wellington, Loxahatchee, Loxahatchee Groves, Palm Beach, Royal Palm Beach, Green Acres, The Acreage, Westlake, West Palm Beach & throughout the states of Florida, California and New Jersey.