We Fight For Miami Construction Workers Injured On The Job
Construction work is one of the most hazardous jobs that anyone can do. It often involves working with heavy machinery, power tools and other dangerous equipment. Furthermore, it is a very physical job involving lifting and carrying heavy items. 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.
When you’re injured because of the negligence or wrongdoing of another, your life can be turned upside down in an instant. You not only have to heal from the physical injury, but you also have to deal with paying medical bills and losing out on work while you recover. If you believe that you have suffered as a direct result of someone else’s carelessness, contact our attorneys Kaire & Heffernan, PLLC. We have handled numerous construction accident cases in the Miami area and can guide you through the process. The sooner we get involved, the better our chances of getting you compensation for your losses.
Common Types Of Construction Accidents
The possibility of severe injuries is high on construction sites. Some common construction injuries include:
- Motor vehicle and heavy equipment accidents
- Crushed and torn limbs, requiring amputations
- Herniated disks and other back or spinal cord injuries
- Accidents involving slips and falls or trips and falls
- Being struck in the head by falling and swinging objects, resulting in traumatic brain injuries
- Fatal accidents warranting a wrongful death claim
You don’t need to face losing everything you own after being hurt while at work. We know how difficult it is to recover financially when you suffer a catastrophic injury. Our lawyers help injured workers and their families to ensure they receive fair financial compensation for all their construction accident injuries. When you hire us as your advocates, we will vigorously pursue compensation from the person or company responsible for causing the accident. Our personal injury law firm seeks justice by exploring every possible avenue while representing you throughout the process.
Understanding Third-Party Liability Claims
Your construction job likely involves interactions with numerous contractors and subcontractors. If you were injured by someone who is not employed by the company you work for, you might be able to file a “third-party liability claim. This lawsuit allows you to recover damages in addition to the funds provided by your workers’ compensation claim.
Third-party claims can also apply to equipment or supply manufacturers. With this type of claim, you can pursue legal action against any responsible party that isn’t your employer or a co-worker of that same employer. When you file a third-party claim, it is treated the same as a regular personal injury claim.
Contact Our Construction Accident Lawyers Today
After a construction site accident, you may be in pain and 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. However, you may be rushed through all of this without really understanding your legal rights.
If you are a construction worker who was injured on the job and you suspect that your accident resulted from negligence, you should speak to a lawyer as soon as possible. Our attorneys at Kaire & Heffernan can help you better understand your current situation and your legal options moving forward. They will gather evidence, negotiate on your behalf and even take the case to trial if need be. Call us at 305-376-7860 or contact us online to discuss your case. Se habla español.