Miami Construction Accident Attorneys
When you need a construction accidents lawyer, Kaire & Heffernan is here to help
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. It’s no wonder there are a lot of injured construction workers.
According to data from the National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, construction was responsible for almost 1,000 workplace deaths in 2020 alone. In fact, the construction industry accounts for about 20% of all fatal occupational injuries.
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, call the attorneys at Kaire & Heffernan today at 866-769-0123.
We have handled numerous construction accident cases and can guide you through the process. Our team understands how devastating a Florida construction accident can be. The sooner we get involved, the better our chances of getting you compensation for your losses.
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
If you have been seriously injured in a construction accident, you may be eligible for compensation. Fair compensation for construction injury victims includes medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
You don’t need to face losing everything you own after being hurt while at work. At Kaire & Heffernan, we know how difficult it is to recover financially when you suffer a catastrophic injury. Our construction accident 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.
Call 866-769-0123 right away for a free consultation.
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
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 – i.e., failing to follow safety regulations, failing to maintain equipment, or carelessness from a co-worker – you should speak to a lawyer as soon as possible.
An experienced construction accident lawyer from 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 866-769-0123 or contact us online to discuss your case.