Florida Construction Accident Lawyer
Construction workers have the right to work under safe conditions like any other employee. Due to the nature of the occupation, employees are confronted with hazardous and often life-threatening work conditions on a day-to-day basis. When a construction worker sustains injuries on the site, he or she may be able to file a personal injury claim against the responsible party for the unsafe condition that caused the harm.
- Construction Vehicle Accidents
- Electrocution Accidents
- Faulty Equipment & Maintenance
- Scaffold, Ladder & Roof Accidents
- Trenching & Excavation Accidents
If you have sustained injuries while working on a construction site, workers’ compensation laws may affect your financial recovery. However, it is important to remember that other parties may be liable for the damages, including property owners, third party contractors, and equipment manufacturers. To ensure your rights are protected, get in touch with a Florida construction accident lawyer at Freidin Brown, P.A. right away.
Understanding Your Rights as a Construction Worker
According to Occupational Safety and Health Act, which is administered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), employers have the general duty to provide a reasonably safe workplace. To do so, employers must comply with OSHA standards, which are designed to keep the workplace free of serious, recognizable dangers.
Additionally, Standard 1926.10(a) states, “[N]o contractor or subcontractor contracting for any part of the contract work shall require any laborer or mechanic employed in the performance of the contract to work in surroundings or under working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to his health or safety.”
Common Types of Construction Accidents
Unfortunately, when dangerous workplace conditions exist on a construction site, workers remain at high risk for serious injuries. In fact, many suffer serious and, in the worst cases, fatal injuries due to the following types of construction accidents:
- Scaffolding accidents
- Falling accidents
- Struck by heavy equipment
- Stuck in heavy equipment
- Falling objects
- Trenching & excavation accident
- Explosions and fires
Our Legal Team Protects the Rights of Construction Workers
Our relentless legal team can provide you with the following:
- A team that has obtained 20+ verdicts in excess of $1 million
- A legal team that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- A team that handles each case on a contingency-fee basis
At Freidin Brown, P.A., we believe every injured worker deserves to have affordable, aggressive, and top-tier legal experience on his or her side. For this reason, we handle each case on a contingency fee basis only. This means that our clients never pay a single dollar unless we are able to recover compensation on their behalf. Don’t wait to retain the legal advocacy you need. Contact an experienced Florida construction accident lawyer at Freidin Brown, P.A. today!