We are no strangers to construction in Florida.
It often seems as if the whole state of Florida is being rebuilt. What you may not know is that all too frequently, these construction sites are the center of catastrophic injuries and fatalities. According to OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 5,250 workers died on the job in 2018. Over 20% of those fatalities were in the construction industry.
When you look at what causes accidents in construction, you find that the leading causes of construction site deaths are:
- Strikes by objects
- Being caught between, or compressed by, objects, material, or equipment
These “fatal four” accounted for nearly 60% of construction site deaths. But these aren’t the only ways that accidents occur at construction sites in Miami and South Florida. You or a loved one could be injured by these other common construction site accidents as well:
- Equipment failures
- Exposure to chemicals
If you or a loved one was injured in a construction site accident, it is important that you contact an experienced construction accident attorney to protect your rights. Determining liability for your injuries can be a difficult process that you do not want to attempt without an experienced attorney. If a person is injured at work, the employer’s worker’s compensation insurance usually covers the injury. This can prevent you from filing a personal injury lawsuit in Florida for your injuries, but our creative and experienced construction accident attorneys in Miami can guide you through the process and bring a lawsuit on your behalf to get you additional compensation.
If your employer’s insurance does not cover all of your injury-related bills and expenses, you may be able to sue for additional compensation. Other parties that could be liable for your injuries include:
- Product manufacturers
- Equipment manufacturers
- Contractors and subcontractors
- Site owners
The attorneys at Mase Mebane Seitz know how to bring these complex cases in Florida and how to get you the maximum compensation for your injuries.Back to Personal Injury and Wrongful Death