Miami Construction Accident Attorneys
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 you have been injured on a construction site, contact the Miami construction accident attorneys at Flanagan & Bodenheimer Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Law Firm. Complete our quick and easy contact form or call (305) 638-4143 today.
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 (OSHA) are:
- Struck by object
According to OSHA, 4,764 workers lost their lives on the job in 2020. Transportation, material moving, construction, and extraction workers collectively accounted for nearly half of all fatal occupational injuries. 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.
Common Construction Accidents in Florida
Our attorneys cater to a diverse range of construction accident claims within Florida, including:
- Construction scaffolding falls
- Building collapses
- Roof and ladder falls
- Struck-by Accidents
- Caught-between Accidents
- Construction fires and/or explosions
- Welding accidents
- Crane, Forklift, and Heavy Machinery Accidents
- Unsafe work equipment
- Exposure to toxic chemicals and substances
- Falls, Slips, or Trips
- Repetitive Motion Injuries
If you’ve suffered an injury on a construction site in Miami, our dedicated team is here to guide you through your legal options. We offer a complimentary case review to provide you with the insights you need to make informed decisions.
Who Is Liable For a Construction Accident?
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 a construction attorney in Miami before accepting a workers’ comp settlement. A lawsuit could result in higher compensation.
What Damages Can I Claim for a Miami Construction Accident?
If you qualify to pursue a third-party claim, you could potentially secure compensation that goes beyond what workers’ compensation provides. Economic damages encompass a broad spectrum of financial losses, such as:
- Past & Future Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Reduced Future Earning Potential
- Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation
- In-Home Care & Home Modifications
Now considering non-economic damages, these involve the less quantifiable losses you might have experienced:
- Pain & Suffering
- Mental Anguish
- Diminished Quality of Life
- Anxiety, Depression, and/or PTSD
- Loss of Consortium
In tragic cases involving fatal accidents, we’re here to guide you through filing a wrongful death lawsuit. This legal recourse may offer compensation for various aspects, including the loss of companionship, the emotional and financial support your loved one provided, funeral expenses, and other related costs.
Our Miami construction accident lawyers are dedicated to your cause, ready to provide unwavering support and expertise as you seek compensation after an accident.
Speak With a Miami Construction Accident Lawyer Today
Our law firm can help you obtain the best results possible for your Florida construction accident claim. 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.