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Around Florida, there are always construction projects going on. Whether they are part of a remodel or a whole new development, this area is ripe with growth. The Fort Lauderdale area is no exception, with plenty of men and women working in the construction industry.

If you work in the industry, then you know there are risks. While you take steps to limit the chances of getting hurt at work, sometimes other people’s negligence causes you harm.

If you need a construction accident attorney in Fort Lauderdale, contact the Dante Law Firm today. Our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to help you get the compensation you deserve.

Possible Injuries

Most accidents at construction sites come from what OSHA has called the “Fatal Four.”

  • Falls – 38.7%
  • Struck by Object – 9.4%
  • Electrocutions – 8.3%
  • Caught in-between – 7.3%

Those types of accidents are where most fatalities occur, but many more injuries can happen:

  • Lacerations
  • Impalements
  • Burns
  • Overheating

If a construction accident is serious enough, it can cause major internal injuries that could lead to long hospitalizations, rehabilitation, and possibly even a disability.

The costs of an accident can quickly become astronomical, especially if the person injured was the main earner for a household.

Will your family be able to pay bills and put food on the table if you cannot work?

Will insurance cover more than medical costs?

Inadequate Training

Safety is the most important thing to consider at a construction site. Shortcuts for employee safety training can lead to disaster.

All employees should be trained on basic construction site safety as well as safety for each piece of equipment they are asked to use.

Without proper training for, a construction worker becomes a danger to themselves and their coworkers. There is simply no excuse for construction workers operating without proper training.

Equipment Issues

How can a company ask their employees to perform dangerous work without the proper equipment?

Every construction company, regardless of size, should ensure that their employees have the right equipment for each job they will be asked to perform. This includes:

  • Proper clothing (shirts, pants, footwear)
  • Protective eyewear
  • Protective headgear
  • Harnesses
  • Respiratory protection

If a company fails to provide the proper equipment and their employees get hurt, the company should be held liable for the injuries.

What You Can Do

When the reckless actions of someone else cause you harm, you need to seek legal assistance. Construction accidents can be particularly devastating and you cannot rely on workers’ compensation to cover all of your expenses. Think about the costs:

  • Medical expenses (emergency, rehabilitation, long-term care)
  • Lost income (both while you are out of work and if you are unable to return)
  • Possible disability costs
  • Pain and suffering damages

We want to help you recover enough money for all of your expenses, not just what insurance is willing to cover. When you need a Fort Lauderdale construction accident attorney, count on the Dante Law Firm. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 305-949-2526 for a free consultation.

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