Construction Accidents and Injuries
Construction sites are dangerous places where sometimes devastating and life-altering accidents happen. Consequently, there are many different laws and regulations to help protect construction workers that work at those sites.
These construction accidents are often preventable because they are the result of negligence or defective products or tools. The injured construction worker needs the assistance of a lawyer with experience handling these very technical cases. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a construction accident, you should contact a qualified Florida lawyer immediately. An experienced Florida lawyer can help you get the help you need to get back on your feet. At the Law Offices of Greenberg, Stone & Urbano we have handled hundreds of construction accident cases and helped many injured construction workers receive compensation for their injuries and loss of income. In fact, one of our partners, Alexander Alvarez, Esq., is not only an experienced construction accidents lawyer, but also has obtained his OSHA Construction Safety certification. His on the job experience provides him with an invaluable insight that very few other attorneys in town can bring to bear in order to successfully help an injured construction worker.
Whether the accident involved overhead electrical wiring, heavy equipment, or the weather these accidents often have devastating consequences. Construction accidents involving equipment failure or electricity often cause serious burns and severe injuries, as well as fatalities. Similarly, a worker that falls from scaffolding can suffer traumatic brain injuries and/or severe spinal cord injuries, even death. These injuries result in many hours of lost wages, pain and suffering, expensive specialized medical treatment, followed by long and painful periods of rehabilitation
Another important thing that most injured workers ignore is that their rights are not limited to filling a workers compensation claim against their own employers. They can also pursue liability claims against third parties. In fact, these third party liability cases often allow injured workers to get the maximum amount of benefits that will allow them to receive the best quality medical care and rehabilitation treatment possible. These workplace injuries often cause trauma and physical pain that linger through months, and in some cases, years of treatment. A qualified lawyer from the Law Offices of Greenberg, Stone & Urbano can make sure that the insurance company continues to provide the assistance needed for treatment by an injured worker until he or she has fully recovered.
Following are some of the types of construction accident cases we have handled over the year:
- Falls from scaffolding, roofs or ladders
- Injuries caused by cranes
- Forklift accidents
- Injuries caused by unprotected edges
- Slipping or tripping and falling due to unstable flooring
- Burns and other injuries caused by fires
- Electrical accidents
- Welding accidents
- Exposure to hazardous chemicals
- Getting injured by unsecured materials and equipment
- Injuries suffered after falling into unmarked holes or ditches
- Lifting injuries
- Defective power tools or other machinery
- Gas explosions
- Injuries caused by poor oversight
- Accidents caused by lack of adequate safety
- Accidents caused by other workers no being adequately supervised
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation. We are willing travel to the hospital or to your home for the consultation if your injuries prevent you from coming to our offices. Moreover, please note that we handle all construction accident cases on a contingency fee basis, so you do not have to pay us any legal fees unless and until we win your case.