We Represent Victims of Construction Site Accidents and Injuries
Florida Construction Accidents
Construction workers are at high risk for serious, debilitating, and even deadly injuries at the workplace. In a split second, an accident on a construction site can change the course of a victim’s life. Employers have a duty to provide a safe workplace through proper training, supplying protective equipment and compliance with state and federal guidelines. Nonetheless, there are occupational accidents that inevitably fall outside the realm of a worker’s control, often from the negligence of others.
Common construction site injuries include:
- Burns, eye injuries, fractures, musculoskeletal injuries, spinal cord and back injuries, paralysis, knee and ankle injuries, amputations, lacerations, traumatic brain injuries, crush injuries, overexertion, and repetitive motion injuries.
There are multiple factors and circumstances that can contribute to, or directly cause, injuries at a construction site. According to the National Safety Council, every seven seconds a worker is injured on the job and those employed in the construction industry are many times more likely to have injuries and fatal falls from heights. There are vehicle related accidents such as employees being hit forcibly by items falling off trucks, or being struck by vehicles, or heavy machinery. Overturns are frequent causes of crush injuries or wrongful death. Musculoskeletal and repetitive motion injuries are the most common and most costly injury to the industry, contributing to a loss of productivity due to their debilitating effects on the workers. Fires and explosions on construction sites are risk factors for severe injuries, often occurring as a result of faulty gas lines and the use of combustible materials. Inhalation of smoke or toxic fumes can give rise to long term respiratory issues for construction employees. Burns can cause lifelong disfigurement and scars, requiring numerous surgical repairs, and can produce irreparable emotional damage. Slip and fall injuries often occur due to wet or oily surfaces, poor lighting, debris, and uneven walking surfaces.
Let Morgan, White-Davis & Martinez, P.A. Help You with Your Injury Claim
If you have been injured due to an employer or co-worker’s negligence, it is essential that you notify your employer and seek medical attention immediately. Your employer may direct you to see a doctor of their choice, however you can seek out other medical opinions. Medical reports will support your claims for workers’ compensation, social security disability benefits, or personal injury claims. Undocumented workers have the same rights as other employees regarding benefits and compensation for damages. Damage recovery can include current and long-term medical expenses, lost income, mental anguish, and rehabilitation costs. Additional compensation can be sought for the loved ones of a victim in a wrongful death claim.
We are Dedicated to Protecting the Rights of our Clients
The Law Office of Morgan, White-Davis & Martinez, P.A. successfully represents clients for workers’ compensation, long and short-term social security disability, and personal injury claims. We have extensive experience in the legal and medical arenas and have the resources to conduct a thorough investigation of the events that caused the accident, on your behalf. In cases involving alternate dispute resolution or court room litigation, we will skillfully fight for workers whose lives have been affected by occupational hazards. Morgan, White-Davis & Martinez, P.A. is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest peer rating standard for professional excellence, legal expertise, communication skills and ethical standards. We are recognized as Super Lawyers, which is a professional achievement based on independent research, peer nomination, and peer evaluation. Call our office for a free, initial consultation at407-604-7259.