Each year thousands of construction site workers are injured on the jobsite. Although there are many federal and state regulations in place to prevent construction site accidents, these types of injuries are all too commonplace in Florida and the rest of the United States.The deadline to file a workers’ compensation claim is within 30 days of the accident.
If you have been injured on the job, it’s best to seek the legal guidance of a work injury lawyer as early as possible because filing a claim can be a complex process, and you may overlook details pertinent to your case if you proceed without legal representation. It’s a good idea to contact a lawyer within two weeks of the incident.
At Work Injury Rights, we are experienced and ready to fight for you. Our experienced workers’ compensation lawyers can help you recover medical expenses, lost wages, and funds for future medical treatments due to any construction site accidents. Contact us today for a free consultation to learn more about your rights and how to file your workers’ compensation claim for construction site accidents.
Common Causes of Construction Site Accidents
There are many hazards in the construction industry, and accidents can occur for a number of reasons. The top four types of construction site accidents are falls, struck-bys, caught-in-betweens, and electrocutions. Because of these hazards, OSHA has strict requirements put in place when it comes to permits, regular inspections, and job safety programs to prevent construction site accidents. Failure to follow proper safety procedures and protocols, negligence, and product malfunctions can lead to serious and even life-threatening accidents.
Some of the leading causes of construction site accidents include:
- Poor safety precautions
- Insufficient training
- Falling objects
- Welding accidents
- Crane accidents
- Hoist accidents
- Collapsed structures
- Harness accidents
- Improper use of equipment
- Slip and fall accidents
- Mechanical hazards
- Exposure to chemicals
- Fires and explosions
- Compressed gas
- Scaffolding accidents
- Falls from great heights
Additionally, cell phone tower accidents have been on the rise in recent years. Fatalities from cell phone towers accidents have also risen as well. This may be due to improper safety standards and unsafe conditions.
Construction Site Accidents FAQs
I work in Florida on a construction site and a pole landed on my leg, breaking it. I have other injuries as well. Am I eligible for Workers’ Compensation?
If you have been injured on a Florida construction site because a pole landed on your leg, then you are likely eligible for workers’ compensation. The benefits offered through workers’ compensation will help to provide for medical expenses, prescriptions, therapy, and even surgery to help you get back to your normal baseline of health. In many instances, it will also provide you with lost wages if you are unable to return to work because of your injuries or during any necessary treatments that you must undergo.
If you broke your leg at work and need help from workers’ compensation benefits, it is important to contact a licensed and experienced lawyer. Workers’ comp doesn’t always want to pay out claims, so to protect your rights, contact Work Injury Rights today for your construction site accidents.
I was working in Florida on a construction site and was hit by a loose wire. I fell down and have felt strange ever since – am I eligible for Workers’ Comp?
Workers’ compensation was created to prevent workers from going into financial devastation because of injuries sustained at work. If you were hit by a loose wire at work and now you don’t feel right, you may be entitled to compensation. If you reported this accident, you are going to have an easier time. If you didn’t report the accident, it may be a little more difficult to seek compensation.
In either situation, it is best to work with a lawyer from Work Injury Rights. Workers’ compensation tends to fight in some situations, and being hit by a loose wire may be one of those tricky situations. You will have an uphill battle, but it is a possible fight with our help. Call us at 954-833-5226 today!
What different types of construction site accidents do you cover?
Workers’ compensation covers a large majority of construction site accidents and injuries. Most accidents are related to broken bones or back pain. However, there are many different types of injuries and accidents depending on the job site.
Some of the injuries covered include (but are not limited to):
- Personal injury (broken bones, back injuries, head injuries, electrocution, and more)
- Heavy machinery injuries
- Workplace negligence
- Product liability
- Wrongful death
If you have been injured on a construction site, we can help you receive the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve! Simply contact us today by filling out the form or by giving us a call, so we can get started on your claim.
My husband had a limb amputated on a construction site, but isn’t getting offered enough money for us to get by. What can we do now?
An amputation is one of the most serious construction site accidents that someone can face, and workers’ compensation often doesn’t give enough money to help people move on with their lives. If you haven’t already signed anything, refrain from doing so until you talk with a lawyer. If you have, you still may have a pathway to compensation. Often, workers’ comp will only try to pay for medical costs related to the injury, even though they should offer much more. Call Work Injury Rights today, and tell us about your situation. We will fight for you to get the compensation you deserve.
How can we prevent accidents involving heavy equipment on a construction site?
In general, construction sites have managers and overseers who follow the strict safety protocols on Florida construction sites. There are many rules and regulations that worksites need to follow and if they do not, they should be reported as soon as possible. All heavy equipment should be properly inspected, licensed, and insured. Also, everyone who operates that equipment should have adequate training on safety.
Wearing the proper clothing, always following best practices, and ensuring that everyone on a site is safe can help to prevent any problems with heavy equipment. If you or a loved one was injured because of unsafe protocols on a Florida construction site, call Work Injury Rights at 954-833-5226 today!
Contact Our Work Injury Lawyers for a Free Consultation About Your Construction Site Accidents
If you are a construction worker who has been injured from job-related activities, you will need a workers’ compensation lawyer to walk you through the legal process. If you are offered a settlement, do not accept it until you have consulted with a work injury lawyer. The settlement may not be in your best interests, particularly if you have extensive injuries or financial losses to recoup.
Workers who have been injured on the job may be entitled to multiple sources of compensation. This depends on the events that lead to the injury. Unfortunately, some construction site accident lawyers may overlook important details, which can leave you with less than Florida law would have awarded. The good news is that our lawyers are experienced in the nuances of construction site accidents and workers’ compensation claims.
These are just a couple of the many reasons to hire an expert workers’ compensation lawyer with a proven track record. At Work Injury Rights, we can help you obtain the maximum amount of benefits available. We have over 45 years of combined experience fighting for workers’ rights. Contact us today for a free consultation by calling 954-833-5226 or by filling out a contact form.