Construction Accident Lawyers in West Palm Beach & Port St. Lucie
Helping Those Injured On South Florida Construction Sites Recover Compensation
Construction booms are common in South Florida.
When time means money, some builders cut corners on workplace safety in order to finish projects faster and get paid quicker. In far too many cases, this can lead to construction site accidents that cause serious or even fatal injuries.
In fact, the construction industry has a higher risk for work-related injuries and death than any other industry in the United States.
Perhaps you or someone you love was recently hurt in a workplace accident on a construction site in South Florida. If so, we can help.
Why People Chose Us To Handle Their Construction Accident Claim
At Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Sosa, we have dedicated our practice to fighting for the rights of construction accident victims and their families for over three decades.
People in West Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie and throughout South Florida trust our experienced lawyers and staff to:
- Review your case and provide advice about your best legal options – all at no cost
- Deliver friendly and compassionate client service
- Provide frequent status updates about the case
- Promptly respond to all emails and calls
- Represent your interest during all settlement negotiations
- Aggressively advocate for your rights at trial if necessary
- Charge no legal fees unless and until we recover
Types of Common Construction Accidents
Construction sites have many people, vehicles, and moving parts at any given time, and circumstances can arise that result in accidents and injuries. The following are some of the most common types of construction site incidents that cause injuries.
The “Fatal Four”
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) refers to four types of construction accidents as the “fatal four” since these are the top four causes of fatalities on construction sites. These are:
- Getting struck by objects
- Getting caught in between or under materials or objects
- Electrical accidents and electrocutions
These four types of accidents have a significant chance of resulting in severe injuries or death.
In addition to the fatal four, many other types of incidents can cause injuries to construction workers, such as:
- Trench collapses
- Scaffolding collapses
- Ladder accidents
- Lack of safety precautions
- Machinery malfunctions
- Power tool accidents
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Inadequate site inspection
- Fires or explosions
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
No matter what type of accident occurs, injured workers should always learn about their rights. This is because the losses from such accidents and injuries can be substantial and life-changing.
Losses from Construction Accidents and Injuries
Whether an injury is catastrophic or relatively minor, it can still result in significant losses. Below are some of the losses that injured victims might incur.
Medical costs - Many construction injuries require some degree of medical treatment. Whether it is one doctor’s appointment or an extended hospital stay, an injury can still result in medical bills. Medical costs can include emergency treatment, hospitalization, surgeries, medications, physical therapy, and much more. Some injuries require ongoing care for years, and future medical expenses are also considered losses in construction accident claims.
Lost wages - Injuries can easily prevent construction workers from doing their jobs until they recover - if they recover at all. Construction is physical work, and injuries can limit a worker’s abilities and keep them home instead of earning income on the construction site. Lost wages can add up quickly, creating financial stress for the injured worker and their household. If an injury causes permanent impairments, the victim might not be able to return to work at all or earn the same living in the future.
Intangible losses - Injuries can result in more than financial concerns, as they can also cause pain and suffering, mental trauma, loss of enjoyment of life, permanent disabilities, and more. You should never discount these intangible losses, as they can also be included in a construction injury claim.
How a West Palm Beach Construction Attorney Can Help
Following a construction accident, you might have an idea that you deserve compensation, but you might not know where to begin. The right attorney will be able to inform you of your rights to:
- Workers’ compensation benefits
- Third-party compensation if someone not affiliated with your employer was negligent and caused the accident
Once we determine all sources of compensation, we can take many steps to seek the full financial recovery you deserve for all of your losses.
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