Construction sites are dangerous places and serious accidents can happen, regardless of the strict safety standards in place to protect workers and the public. Even though they are called construction site accidents, these serious injuries can occur at your personal residence, a commercial location or an industrial site. Construction workers aren't the only people injured in construction site injury accidents, hazardous conditions can also injure passersby or homeowner.
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Causes of Construction Accidents
Unfortunately, construction site injuries are not uncommon and can occur in a wide variety of ways, including:
Slip and falls
Misuse of tools
Struck by accidents
Heavy equipment failure/user error
Misuse of safety implements
Power tool mishaps
When construction accidents occur, they are often caused by the negligence of those responsible for the safety of the site, including contractors, site supervisors, or property owners. While sites are often checked by safety inspectors for potentially hazardous materials, surfaces, and equipment, inspectors may overlook some issues and allow construction to proceed on a site that is hazardous to a worker and bystanders safety. Some construction companies are willing to neglect safety measures in an attempt to maximize their profit. This puts their workers and innocent bystanders in danger and the result can be serious injury or even death.
Construction Injury accidents can be covered under several different areas of law, depending on the circumstances of each case. Including, but not limited to:
Call Rubenstein Law today for your free consultation and we will help you determine your best course of action.
Construction Site Accident Injuries
Because of the use of heavy equipment, electricity, heights and tools required for the work construction site accidents often result in debilitating and life-changing injuries including:
Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Spinal cord injury
Our Florida construction accident injury lawyers are familiar with state and federal (OSHA) safety regulations. We have the experience and resources to determine if these rules were violated and by whom. Let us help you.
These injuries may require years of therapy and medical treatment and cause permanent disabilities that prevent you from returning to work or enjoying time with your family as you did in the past. Worker’s compensation may assist in reimbursement, however worker’s compensation is often inadequate for serious injuries. The attorneys at Rubenstein law can help you pursue a legal claim so you may receive the proper compensation you and your family deserve.
Contact Our Construction Accident Lawyers
The legal issues surrounding a construction site accident can be complicated. These accidents often have devastating impacts on individuals and families. The personal injury attorneys at Rubenstein Law have experience litigating construction site accident cases. If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident, contact Rubenstein Law at 1-800-FL-LEGAL for a free case review.
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Every case is different, and some cases take longer than others. On average a case takes from one year to 18 months from beginning to end. Although most cases do not go to court, if your case does go to court, it is possible that it will take much longer. The timeline also depends on how long your medical treatment takes.
Hallandale Beach, FL - Construction Worker Killed After Falling 10 Stories Down Elevator Shaft
A construction worker died after falling down an elevator shaft on Friday, May 4th.
The incident took place at a construction site on Southeast 10th Terrace and South Federal Highway around 10:00 a.m. Officials with the Hallandale Beach Fire Rescue rushed to the scene in response to the fall. When they arrived, they discovered that the worker had plunged 10 stories down an elevator shaft. The man, who has not been identified at this time, suffered critical injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Read More
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