Florida accident statistics are disturbingly high in the construction industry. Thousands of people suffer devastating workplace injuries each year due to mishaps in unsafe facilities and construction sites. Examples of common workplace injuries our Miami Workers’ Compensation Lawyers see include:
When you hire an injury attorney from The Cochran Firm’s South Florida office to fight for fair compensation after a construction accident, you can trust that we will tap all the available sources in order to get you the funds you need to pay for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other expenses. Our injury lawyers in Miami, Ft Lauderdale, & Fort Myers are determined to help your family persevere after undergoing such a life-changing experience.
How Construction Accidents Happen
Construction workers know that their trade carries a certain degree of risk for serious personal injury. In fact, construction sites are notoriously one of the most dangerous work environments in Florida and throughout the country. But when an employer or other party fails to take steps to prevent accidents, they can be held liable for glaring oversights. Slip and fall accidents are among the highest cause of injuries, along with falls from heights, and defective tools and equipment. Here are a few of the other ways workers can sustain severe injuries while working construction:
- Dangerous chemicals
- Dangerous behavior by other workers
- Falling objects and debris
- Electrical fires and electrocution
- Failure to provide proper safety equipment
- Defective power tools or misuse of tools
- Welding accidents
- Scaffolding falls
- Crushing accidents
- Impaling accidents
What Injured Workers Can Do
After a serious construction accident, there are steps you can take to protect your rights and improve your chances of getting the medical and lost income benefits you deserve. The Workers’ Compensation lawyers at The Cochran Firm South Florida are a highly experienced legal team has dealt with parties who may be held responsible for creating unnecessary hazards such as:
- defective product makers
- insurance companies
- property owners
- negligent safety inspectors
Our injury attorneys also help clients apply for and receive Workers’ Compensation benefits in an environment where it can be tough to get an approval. If you are a family member of an injured victim who was fatally injured during a job activity, we can help advocate for you as you seek wrongful death benefits.
The Miami Workers’ Compensation lawyers at The Cochran Firm South Florida have an exceptional track record of helping injured victims get the substantial compensation they deserve. If you or a loved one was hurt on a construction site in Miami, Ft Lauderdale, Fort Myers, or anywhere in south Florida, please contact our injury attorneys today for a free Workers’ Compensation consultation.