Every year, thousands of construction workers are injured in accidents while working on the job. Electrical injuries from power lines downed by storms and hurricanes, falls from great heights, burn injuries from fires and explosions at construction sites, and internal injuries sustained while operating defective construction machinery are just some of the many kinds of construction accidents and injuries that can occur at a construction workplace.
In Miami-Dade County, Broward County, and Palm Beach County, the Florida personal injury law firm of Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A. has helped many construction workers and their families obtain the compensation that they are entitled to from the victims’ employers either through workers’ compensation or by filing personal injury claims or lawsuits against third parties.
Construction Accidents and Injuries
Because of the nature of a construction worker’s job, construction accidents tend to be very serious. Common construction accidents include falls from elevator shafts and cranes, injuries caused by defective machinery (tractors, bulldozers, forklifts, trucks) and tools (nail guns, winches, conveyors), and accidents involving heavy and falling objects.
Broken bones, spinal cord injuries (SCIs), traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), internal injuries, severed limbs, burn injuries, and wrongful death are some of the serious injuries that can result in a construction accident. Construction injuries can be expensive to treat, and a construction worker may be unable to work for an extended period of time–maybe even permanently. This is why you should hire an experienced Ft. Lauderdale construction accident lawyer that knows of the different avenues of recovery that you can explore for compensation.
In most cases, because workers’ compensation provides an exclusive remedy for a construction worker to receive benefits if he or she is injured at work–regardless of who was at fault–the injured construction worker usually cannot sue the employer for personal injury or wrongful death compensation. However, this does not mean that your employer’s insurance company will not put up a fight to provide you the maximum benefits you are entitled to receive. It is also important to note that there are certain exceptions to the workers’ compensation “exclusive remedy” law, and you should hire an experienced Florida construction accident lawyer that knows all of the exceptions.
At Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A., our Ft. Lauderdale, Florida construction accident attorneys are known for our ability to zealously deal with insurance companies so that you receive the compensation that you are eligible for under the Florida Workers’ Compensation Law.
Third Party Personal Injury Cases
As a construction worker injured on the job, you may be able to sue a third party, such as a contractor, the property owner, or other parties involved in the construction project, for your injuries.
At Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A., our Ft. Lauderdale construction accident lawyers have the resources to pursue your construction accident claim or lawsuit against any third parties. We are familiar with Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA) safety regulations and know how to determine whether disregard of these safety measures by your employer, supervisor, or a third party caused your injuries.
To schedule your free consultation with Attorney Gary Lazarus or Attorney Arleen Lazarus, call Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A. at (954) 356-0006 or contact us online. Our law offices are conveniently located in Weston and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.