Construction carries higher risks for workers than other industries. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that 21.1% of all private industry worker fatalities in a recent year occurred in the construction industry.
If you have been hurt in a construction accident, you may have legal options beyond workers’ compensation. Contact Florin Gray Bouzas Owens, LLC to schedule a free consultation. We can tell you if you have a personal injury case and what damages you may be entitled to claim.\
Our Tampa personal injury lawyers have been successfully handling all types of personal injury matters for more than 60 years and are known for being tough advocates for our clients. Our team offers services above and beyond the ordinary:
After a serious construction accident, you need an experienced injury attorney to determine what your legal options are for compensation. In most cases, workers injured in Florida construction accidents are entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Unfortunately, workers’ comp does not always provide adequate compensation for construction accident injuries.
Depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled to pursue a third-party claim against someone other than your employer. A knowledgeable construction accident lawyer can determine potentially responsible parties, establish liability, and represent you in a civil action to pursue compensation.
In a recently reported year, 991 out of 4,693 worker fatalities in private industry were construction workers. This amounts to one in five worker deaths. Violations of OSHA safety standards, designed to protect workers from injury, are a major factor in many construction accidents.
The “Fatal Four” are the leading causes of worker death (excluding highway collisions) in the construction industry, accounting for 63.7% of construction worker deaths in the most recently reported year. These are:
The caught-in-or-between category includes workers caught in or compressed by objects or equipment; and struck, crushed, or caught in collapsing structures, equipment, or material.
Construction projects can take place in different settings, depending on the project. Nevertheless, a large number of construction accidents can be traced to several main underlying causes:
Determining liability for construction accident injuries can be a complex process. There may be multiple potentially liable parties, including:
If you have been hurt in a construction accident, our Tampa injury lawyers at Florin Gray Bouzas Owens, LLC can determine if you have a case and who is liable for your injuries. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
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