Miami Construction Accident Attorney
Construction accidents are always tragic, but they are rarely unexpected. It is an unfortunate reality that most construction sites contain serious health and safety hazards for workers and passersby. Controlling these hazards and keeping everyone on a construction site safe is a site manager’s duty. After a harmful construction accident in Miami, victims should question whether the site manager or employer is liable for damages.
If a construction accident caused your recent personal injuries or the wrongful death of a loved one, contact Flanagan Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Law Firm, P.A today. We can help you understand your rights as an injured employee, driver, or pedestrian. If we believe you’re eligible for compensation, we can take the steps toward recovery on your behalf. First consultations are always free.
Why Choose Us
Our firm has secured groundbreaking settlements and verdicts for personal injury claimants in the past. One of our lawyers, Michael T. Flanagan, is one of the youngest attorneys to secure a multi-million-dollar settlement for a single-event personal injury case. The other, Lauren DeFabio Flanagan, graduated in the top 10% of her class at the University of Miami School of Law. We are an experienced, hard-working, and dedicated personal injury firm in Miami.
The Dangers of Construction Sites
What makes construction sites so dangerous? Power tools, heavy machinery, electrical equipment, large cranes, chemicals and hazardous substances, working from roofs and scaffolds, and violence from people and animals are all common causes of construction site injuries. Four main things cause most construction worker deaths in the U.S., according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration:
- Struck by object
These Fatal Four killed more than half (63.7%) of deceased construction workers in 2016. Slips and falls accounted for 38.7% of construction worker deaths, with 384 fatalities. Construction site managers have the power to prevent many construction site accidents, injuries, and deaths. Due care, proper employee training, and providing the right safety equipment can save lives.
Who Is Liable?
After a construction site accident in Miami, it’s up to you to find out who may be liable for your damages. The liable party is the one who is responsible for the proximate, or main cause of your accident. This could be the construction company, a site manager, a construction worker, a subcontractor, a product or equipment manufacturer, a property owner, a driver, and/or another party. Many construction accident cases involve more than one liable party. Our Miami construction accident attorneys can help you determine and prove liability in your claim.
Why Do You Need a Lawyer?
A Miami construction site accident attorney can increase your chances of a fast, high-value settlement agreement in Florida. Instead of dealing with (and paying for) a drawn-out legal process, hire a lawyer to make your recovery efficient. A lawyer understands the legal environment in Miami and can do what’s best for your case. A lawyer can also combine your right to workers’ compensation and a personal injury lawsuit for a higher recovery amount.
You may have grounds for a lawsuit if someone else’s negligence caused your construction site accident. The Florida workers’ compensation system bars you from filing a personal injury claim against your employer, but not against third parties. If you believe it was your employer who contributed to the accident, contact an attorney before accepting a workers’ comp settlement. A lawsuit could result in higher compensation.
Contact Us Today
Our law firm can help you obtain the best results possible for your construction accident claim in Miami. We’ll put our knowledge, experience, and legal resources to work on your behalf, fighting through insurance settlement negotiations and/or a personal injury trial for the compensation we believe you deserve. Our organization is home to Miami personal injury attorneys and Miami car accident attorneys who will always fight for you.
Contact us today to start with a free case review.