Miami, like elsewhere in Florida, has a very active construction industry. From carpenters to construction site managers, from bricklayers to project managers, numerous Miami residents are employed in construction-related roles. A thriving construction industry generally means that a city is doing well and, as such, should be celebrated, but on the downside, the more construction work going on, the more risk of a construction accident happening. When you have been injured on a Miami worksite, you need expert legal representation from a Dante Law Firm, P.A. construction accident attorney.
Did you know, every year, approximately 150,000 workers are injured in construction accidents across the United States, with around 775 people losing their lives in fatal construction accidents. Whatever level of severity your injuries may involve, our Construction Accident Attorney in Miami can help you recover the compensation you deserve. Contact us today.
Common Types of Construction Accident Handled by A Miami Attorney
As with all areas of personal injury law, construction accidents can occur in many ways, resulting in all manner of injuries. The good news for you, should you be injured on a construction site, is that a Dante Law Firm, P.A. attorney has extensive experience in successfully handling all manner of Miami construction accident lawsuits.
Some of the most common types of construction accidents, and related injuries, we have encountered throughout our years of experience to date include the following:
According to the most recent statistics published by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), 21.1% of all worker fatalities in 2016 occurred on a construction site. This equates to 991 deaths, of which the “Fatal Four” were responsible for 63.7%. These Fatal Four, so named by the OSHA due to the number of construction accident deaths they contribute to are:
Falls, accounting for 384 deaths in 2016, or 38.7% of the total
Struck by object, accounting for 93 deaths
Electrocutions, accounting for 8.3%, or 82 deaths
Caught/In-between, which includes fatal construction accidents involving a worker being caught in between two pieces of machinery, or crushed by malfunctioning or falling equipment, accounted for 72 deaths on construction sites in Miami and beyond in 2016
Negligence Contributes to Numerous Miami Construction Accidents – The Most Common OSHA Violations
As mentioned earlier, negligence is a leading factor in Miami construction accidents, as has been illustrated by OSHA figures relating to the most reported violations during 2017.