One of the most labor-intensive and dangerous jobs in the United States is being a construction worker. Just about every day, someone sustains a serious injury as a result of a construction site accident, and that person deserves compensation for their severe injuries and losses.
Most often this is in the form of a workers’ compensation claim, and it is essential that the injured worker (or the family in the case of fatal injuries) hires construction accident lawyers to represent them throughout the case. Because construction sites are so dangerous due to the very nature of the work and the equipment being used, most companies have extensive workers’ compensation insurance policies.
Even with the workers’ compensation policy in place, the insurance company will often try to settle with the worker injured in a construction accident for far less than his injuries are worth. When it was worker fatalities, insurance companies will still often attempt to pay as little as possible to the grieving families.
At Alpizar Law, LLC, in Palm Bay, Florida, our legal team is here to represent those workers with construction site injuries and help them fight for the compensation they deserve. We work diligently to make sure the companies are held liable for their negligence and those other construction workers may not have the same fate.
Most Frequent Causes of Common Construction Accidents in Palm Bay, Florida
As we have said, construction sites are some of the most hazardous places to work, and construction accidents are all too frequent. Some of the most common construction accidents in Palm Bay, Florida, and throughout the country include:
- Falls/Slips and falls
- Falling debris
- Ladder accidents
- Unsafe/dangerous/improperly maintained or used equipment
- Lack of safety equipment
- Forklift accidents
- Building collapses
- Elevator accidents
- Gas leaks and explosions
- Crane accidents
- Scaffolding accidents
- Supervisor negligence
- Construction vehicle collisions
- Welding accidents
- Insufficient training
- Misuse of tools
- Defective equipment
- Exposure to toxic substances
- Harness accidents
- Mechanical hazards
- Compression between objects
- Lack of hazard communication
If you or a loved one was injured in a construction accident such as those listed above, you may be eligible to file a claim for workers’ compensation and/or a personal injury lawsuit.
Common Injuries to Construction Workers as a Result of a Construction Site Accident
Depending on the type of construction site accident you were involved in, the injury you sustained could vary widely. While some construction accidents may only leave minor scrapes and bruises, the vast majority of construction site accidents tend to have long-lasting effects due to catastrophic injuries.
Some of the common injuries sustained in construction site accidents include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Broken bones
- Hip and knee injuries
- Severe head trauma
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
With these types of construction injuries, those victims deserve compensation for their damages and losses. Construction workers can work to obtain that compensation by filing personal injury lawsuits and working with an experienced law firm focusing on accidents at construction sites.
The personal injury lawyers at Alpizar Law, LLC, have the expertise and skills to fight for the rights and compensation of those with serious injuries caused in construction machinery accidents. We hold management and others in the construction industry responsible for workplace accidents to ensure that our clients get what they deserve.
Benefits of Hiring a Construction Site Accidents Lawyer
In general, personal injury actions require a good deal of time, energy, effort, and the proper training to be successful. Those injured construction workers deserve to have time to focus on the healing and recovery process following an accident at the construction site. Rather than dealing with insurance companies harassing you or worrying about paying for your medical bills, allow a personal injury attorney to handle the case.
At Alpizar Law, LLC, our legal team is here to protect workers who have been injured doing one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States. Whether falling objects hit you or you were involved in a mechanical failure or any other type of accident, we will work diligently for your best interests and fight to obtain fair compensation.
When you hire our firm, your personal injury attorney will investigate the circumstances of your accident, gather evidence to build your claim, obtain medical records and police reports, and develop the strongest possible case. The team of lawyers that work for the construction company will fight against our workers’ compensation claim, but we are committed to protecting your rights as a victim.
We know that construction work is an occupational safety hazard, but your supervisors and managers are tasked with keeping the workplace as safe as possible for all workers. When they failed in that duty and it resulted in serious injuries, victims deserve to be compensated for the supervisor’s negligence. Our legal team will fight for compensation in the following forms:
- Medical expenses
- Future medical costs
- Physical therapy/occupational therapy
- Prescription medication
- Medical devices
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Living expenses
- Pain and suffering
If you are the family member of a loved one who was killed in a construction accident, we will also fight for expenses and losses directly related to your family member’s wrongful death. These can include funeral and burial costs, loss of inheritance, loss of consortium, and loss of love, companionship, care, guidance, and nurturing.
Contact an Experienced Construction Accident Lawyer in Palm Bay, FL
Any construction workers who were involved in construction site accidents and sustained serious injuries as a direct result of someone’s negligence should contact an experienced accident injury attorney to discuss filing a lawsuit against the company. Victims do not need to feel alone or helpless after their accidents. They have rights, and our legal team at Alpizar Law, LLC, will help to defend them.
At Alpizar Law, LLC, our attorneys have vast experience and knowledge in injury practice areas, including construction accidents, and we are dedicated to helping you get compensation. Contact us today for a free case evaluation!