Construction Accident Attorneys
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as of 2009 the construction industry had the most fatal injuries of any industry. With so many hazards present in most construction related jobs, it is not surprising that construction accidents typically result in very serious injuries. If regulations are not followed exactly, the risk to workers is severe.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a construction accident, you may be able to pursue a legal case and get compensation for your injuries. Our Miami firm understands construction-related accidents, and we know how to help you pursue a successful lawsuit.
Types of Construction Accidents
With the heavy equipment and dangerous working conditions, the possibility for severe injuries is high on construction sites. Some common construction injuries include:
Compensation for a Construction Accident
After a construction accident, you may be in pain and you may not clearly understand everything that happened. Ideally, your employer will have you seek medical care immediately. After you are cared for, the workers’ compensation process will begin. But, depending on your employer, you may be rushed through all of this without ever really understanding your legal rights.
If you suspect that your accident was the result of negligence in any way – failing to follow safety regulations, failure by the company to maintain equipment, carelessness from a co-worker – you should speak to a lawyer as soon as possible. An experienced attorney can help you to better understand your current situation and what your legal options are moving forward.
Regardless of whether your company provided you with medical care and workers compensation, you may still be entitled to more compensation – especially if there was any negligence involved. After a construction accident caused by negligence, you should always seek out an attorney as soon as you have received proper medical care.
The sooner your attorney can get started on your case, the better chance that the case will be successful. Keep in mind that a successful case can have positive repercussions beyond getting you compensation. If a company is behaving dangerously, your successful case will encourage safety compliance, which benefits everyone.
Understanding Third Party Claims
Your construction job may involve numerous contractors and subcontractors. Sometimes the party responsible for your injury may be some other party that is not your company. If you were injured by someone who is not employed by the company you work for, you may be able to file a “third-party claim” beyond your normal workers’ compensation claim.
Third-party claims can also apply to equipment or supply manufacturers. With this type of claim, you can pursue legal action with any responsible party.
When you file a third-party claim, it is treated the same as a regular personal injury claim.
Contact a Miami Construction Accident Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one has been harmed in a construction accident and you suspect negligence, please contact us online to discuss your case. We may be able to help you get much-needed compensation for your injuries.