Though various federal and company regulations are in place to help ensure the safety of construction workers at all times, construction sites often frequently still spawn very serious injuries, and if you’ve been hurt in a construction accident, you should speak with a competent Port St. Lucie construction accident lawyer as soon as you can. Contact the Florida Personal Injury Law Team today to learn more about construction site accidents in Florida and how our legal team can help you.
Port St. Lucie Construction Accident Lawyer | Fighting for Florida’s Construction Workers
We know hard work when we see it, and we respect all those who dedicate their lives to, quite literally, building our society. You can depend on a Port St. Lucie workers’ compensation lawyer here at our firm to fight for your right to compensation, every step of the way. We are on your side.
Construction Accidents in Florida
Construction accidents can happen for many reasons. At times, they are unavoidable. In other cases, they are a result of negligence. Some of the most common types of construction accidents our firm sees are as follows:
- Heat-related burns, from explosions or otherwise
- Chemical burns
- Scaffold collapses
Some of the most common causes of construction accidents are as follows:
- Defective construction equipment
- Unsafe premises
- Violating OSHA regulations
- Hiring inexperienced workers
- Negligent supervisors
- Unsafe building blueprints
Workers’ Compensation or Third-Party Claim?
If you’ve been injured in a construction accident, you are most likely wondering what your next step should be. In most cases, those injured in construction accidents will file workers’ compensation claims. Workers’ compensation is a form of no-fault insurance, designed to compensate injured employees for their medical bills and a portion of their lost wages, regardless of who caused the accident.
However, if workers’ compensation does not cover the full cost of your injuries or there was another party directly responsible for your injuries who is not your employer (e.g. a defective equipment designer or manufacturer, a negligent independent contractor, or a negligent property owner) you may file a third-party claim to receive the full compensation to which you are entitled. Our Port St. Lucie construction accident lawyer can help determine the best course of action and from there, fight for the compensation you need.
Contact a Port St. Lucie Construction Accident Lawyer
Construction workers put so much into building the society we live in, and our firm is dedicated to putting that same effort into helping those who’ve been injured on the job. Contact the Florida Personal Injury Law Team today to schedule your free initial consultation with our firm.