The construction industry is one of the most dangerous in the country. Workers are regularly required to work with dangerous equipment, extreme heights and other hazards that often lead to serious and life threatening injuries.
A construction accident can threaten your livelihood, your future and the wellbeing of your family. The physical, emotional and financial stresses from a catastrophic injury or death can be overwhelming.
The West Palm Beach construction accident lawyers at Gordon & Doner have seen the devastation that results from a construction accident and are here to help you fight for the compensation you need to recover from your losses.
Schedule a free consultation today to learn about your legal options. We work on a contingency fee basis and do not get paid unless you receive fair compensation.
Types of Construction Accidents
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has strict guidelines in place to regulate workplace safety and ensure that workers are protected from danger. Unfortunately, employers often fall short in their obligations, which can lead to serious construction accidents and injuries.
Some of the most common safety violations that lead to accidents include:
- Failure to maintain a safe jobsite
- Insufficient training
- Failure to warn about hazards
- Failure to use or improper use of safety equipment
- Inadequate protection from hazards
These failures can cause a number of accidents on a construction site, including:
- Collapsed structures
- Crane accidents
- Forklift accidents
- Falling object accidents
- Failed equipment
- Heavy machinery accidents
The leading causes of death on construction sites are falls, being hit by a falling object, electrocution, and being pinned by equipment or materials. If you or a loved one has been injured in any of these types of construction accidents, we can help.
We know that many hard-working men and women in South Florida make their living in the construction industry. That is why we maintain a strong commitment to working to ensure you receive the help you need after a tragic accident.
Our West Palm Beach construction accident lawyers have decades of experience fighting for just compensation for those who have been injured on the jobsite.
For a free claim review, complete an online contact form.
Who Can be Held Liable?
Most construction site accident injuries are covered under an employer's workers' compensation insurance. However, all too often workers' compensation is not enough to cover all of the costs associated with an injury or death.
In these situations, you may be entitled to file a claim against a third party who may be liable for your injuries. A third party can include a general contractor, sub-contractors, a site owner, engineers, architects or manufacturers of faulty equipment.
A number of complex variables can play a role in determining who should be held liable for your injury. Having an experienced attorney on your side will ensure your rights are fully protected throughout the entire litigation process.
Our accomplished West Palm Beach construction accident lawyers will fully investigate your claim to build a strong case on your behalf. We will gather all of the evidence from the jobsite and will speak with witnesses to identify any compliance or safety violations that could have led to your injury.
We have a vast knowledge of the laws and statutes that are meant to protect construction workers, and will put our full resources behind your claim in order to establish liability in your case. We will fight tirelessly to make sure you receive the compensation you need to cover lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, loss of job benefits, and more.
Call 1 (855) 722-2552 for a free case evaluation today.
Contact Our Construction Accident Lawyers
A construction accident injury can have a lasting impact on the lives of victims and their families. The stresses associated with mounting medical bills and lost wages, as well as the trauma associated with a severe or permanent injury can leave you questioning what to do next.
Filing a personal injury lawsuit against a negligent party can help alleviate some of the burden after an injury and can help you recover from your losses. Our West Palm Beach construction accident lawyers have more than 200 years of combined experience fighting for the rights of the injured.
We provide personalized attention to every case and will not rest until our clients receive just compensation. As a contingency fee based firm, we do not accept any payments or fees unless you recover the compensation you deserve. Schedule a free consultation with one of our trusted attorneys today.