If you work in the construction industry, our hats go off to you. Construction workers are the people who make this country operate, from ensuring our roads and bridges are safe to building our infrastructure.
We also know that construction accidents are inevitable. What is not acceptable is someone else’s negligence causing unnecessary harm.
When you need a construction accident lawyer in Opa-Locka, you can turn to the knowledgeable and experience team at the Dante Law Firm. If someone else has caused you harm, we want to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
If you work in construction, you know there are risks. Thankfully, the industry has become safer over the years, but it is still one of the most dangerous occupations to have.
There are many ways to get hurt on a construction site. According to OSHA, most construction deaths occur because of falls, being struck by objects, electrocutions, and getting caught in-between objects.
When it comes to construction accidents, many are preventable. Between 1982 and 2015, 42 percent of fatalities involved falls. Of those, 54 percent had NO access to a personal fall arrest system and another 23 percent had access but did not use it.
This tells us a few things about construction incidents:
Every construction company should provide the proper equipment to keep their workers safe for every job they do. This includes proper clothing as well as proper preventative equipment.
Companies also need to ensure that every worker is trained in safety protocols and they need to ensure no worker is undertrained for any equipment they may be using.
Construction injuries can range from minor scrapes and bruises to major injuries such as internal organ damage, spinal cord damage, and brain trauma.
For major injuries, the damage can be life threatening and debilitating.
Medical expenses will add up quickly. For workers who are unable to return to work quickly, the lost income could jeopardize their ability to support themselves and their family.
Will workers’ compensation cover all of your expenses in the aftermath of a construction accident?
If someone else’s negligence has caused your construction injury, don’t wait to seek legal advice. Whether or not workers’ compensation insurance covers your claim is besides the point – they won’t offer enough to cover up recklessness. If an employer did not provide proper equipment or training, you should have the right to hold them accountable.
At the Dante Law Firm, you can count on our Opa-Locka construction accident lawyers to fight for you. We know you need compensation for medical expenses and lost income, but we won’t stop there. We want to make sure you receive pain and suffering damages as well. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 305-949-2526 for a free consultation. Let us handle the hard work while you work on getting healed.