A construction site accident can be traumatic to a victim and their family. Construction workers are prone to a high risk of injury as a part of their jobs. Working with heavy equipment, at elevated heights and hectic work sites can be very dangerous. If you’ve been injured on a construction site, you need to hire a competent accident attorney who knows Florida law.
Some common construction injuries include:
- Falls from scaffolding, rooftops and other structural elevations
- Injuries from equipment
- Toxic chemical exposure
- Injuries caused by lack of proper safety equipment or training
- Impacts from falling objects
- Inadequate security
- Ladder falls
- Accidents with cranes, hooks, forklifts
- Failure to comply with (OSHA) requirements
Since the professional duties of many construction workers involve intense manual labor, getting injured on the job could severely limit the ability to earn an income. In the most serious cases, injuries can end a career. We understand how important it is for injured workers and their families to be compensated. Even though suffering a serious injury can have disastrous financial and emotional consequences, we are here to assist you. Common construction site injuries entail:
- Brain injuries
- Back injuries
- Burn injuries
- Wrongful death
The law in Florida protects workers who are injured in construction site accidents. Section 440.02 of the Florida Statutes requires employers, who employ one or more workers in the construction industry, to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Under state law, subcontractors must also provide workers’ compensation for their employees.
If you were injured in a construction site accident attorney Ward T. Berg can help. With over 28 years of trial experience his firm has successfully represented the seriously injured from the central Florida region. His clients include individuals, families, workers, professionals and tourists who have experienced accidents and injuries. Call today for a free consultation!