Fort Myers Construction Accident Lawyer
Here at Freidin Brown, P.A., we’re no strangers to construction accident cases. Between building repairs and new developments, construction workers always have work and always have opportunities to get hurt. Construction sites are notoriously dangerous, but that doesn’t mean workers must assume all the risks.
Construction companies, contractors, and other parties at your worksite must take safety precautions. If they didn’t, and you sustained an injury, our Fort Myers construction accident lawyers could investigate your case. Our personal injury team works to maximize your damages while offering personalized personal injury services. Don’t let someone get away with negligence in a workplace, call our firm today at 888-677-7764.
We Explore All Prospects for Construction Accident Damages
The Freidin Brown, P.A. team leaves no stone unturned when pursuing compensation for our clients. Workers’ compensation may not cover your accident, but you could seek additional damages through a third-party lawsuit. Moreover, you could have a case even if you weren’t an employee but still sustained injuries on a construction site.
We could represent you if your injuries occurred due to any of the following scenarios:
- While you were employed or contracted to work at a site
- While you were visiting a site
- While you were a bystander
Our personal injury lawyers and staff offer free consultations and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We want to help you get compensation for your losses, so reach out now to see if you have a case.
We Offer a Personal Touch
Although accidents often happen at construction sites, you should never feel like collateral damage. Instead, our lawyers treat you as a victim of negligence who deserves to have their story heard.
When you team up with our firm, you gain an ally who:
- Selects our cases deliberately—you are never just a name or case number.
- Stands up to big companies and insurers on your behalf.
- Makes sure founding partner Philip Freidin directly oversees your case.
- Provides support from at least two other attorneys.
- Uses our significant trial experience and is willing to take a case to court.
When you reach out to us with comments or questions about your case, you can count on us to always know who you are, what your case entails, and the progress of your claim.
Fort Myers Attorneys Match Damages to Your Construction Site Injuries
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) describes the most common forms of construction hazards as the “Big Four”:
- Being caught in equipment
- Being struck by objects
However, you could sustain injuries due to other issues, like exposure to hazardous materials.
The type of accident you suffered will help determine the damages we seek for you. For example, did you suffer burns after faulty machinery caught fire? As a result, you might need surgery for skin grafts and disfigurement, antibiotics to treat infection, and physical therapy to promote mobility for joints covered in scarring.
The Compensation We Will Fight to Secure
While every case is different, we can review your case for common losses like:
- Past and future medical bills
- Rehabilitation and recovery costs
- Medications and medical equipment
- Mental health resources
In addition, while liable parties sometimes only want to consider tangible bills, we force them to look at the big picture of what you lost, such as the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Changes to your quality of life
Damages for Job-Related Losses
Construction is physically demanding, making it hard for workers to return to work if their injuries cause chronic pain or limit mobility. Thus, construction workers who suffer debilitating injuries may need to change careers after an accident.
If you missed any time from work while recovering from your injuries, you could receive compensation for the following damages:
- Income you lost while recovering
- Reduced pay from taking a different position
- Job training expenses
- Permanent disability
Pursuing More Than One Party After a Florida Construction Accident
Construction accidents often result from many bad choices and moving parts. However, our construction accident attorneys in Fort Myers will investigate the circumstances to determine all at-fault parties. We will make sure we identify who caused your issues and should be held responsible. Our collective 100 years of experience allows our lawyers to see a case from multiple angles to determine liability.
Property Owners and Contractors
A construction company may have taken safety precautions. However, that means nothing if another party at the construction site did not, like the property owner or an independent contractor contributing to the project.
Forms of negligence by these parties include:
- Lack of signage or warnings
- Hiring or training failures
- Inadequately maintained equipment
- Ignoring safety regulations
For example, your injuries may have stemmed from a contractor failing to notify workers that the specialized equipment they used on the project requires certain precautions. In this situation, we could pursue a claim or lawsuit on your behalf against the contractor for negligence, even if you have workers’ compensation coverage with your employer.
Given that three of OSHA’s Big Four hazards relate to equipment—electrocution, being caught in machinery, and being struck—we can hold manufacturers liable for defective products. This form of negligence can include:
- Faulty wiring
- Lack of safety features
- Lack of warnings
Some machinery comes with a risk of fire or electrocution if users don’t use safety equipment. If the manufacturer did not warn users of that risk, resulting in injury, we could hold them liable.
Visitors to a construction site could also play a role in accidents if they’re unaware of safety regulations or recklessly ignore them. For instance, construction sites near roadways often post signs warning drivers to exercise caution. However, a distracted driver might miss a warning sign and hit a construction worker. If that sounds like what happened in your accident, our team could pursue the driver for damages.
Hire a Construction Accident Team With Over 100 Years of Experience
With something as complex as a construction accident case, you want a firm as experienced and dedicated as Freidin Brown, P.A. We have served thousands of clients, and we want to help you next. With two Board Certified Civil Trial Attorneys and over 300 jury trials under our belt, we are ready to represent you all the way to the courtroom.
Put our Fort Myers construction accident lawyers to work for you. Call us today at 888-677-7764 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. We can assist you in three languages: English, Spanish, and Portuguese, so do not hesitate to reach out to us.