St. Petersburg Construction Accident Lawyer
Construction sites are loud, high-paced, dangerous environments for even veteran laborers. Large machinery, tractors, dump trucks, and other motor vehicles all intently focused on their specific single task is what it takes to get the job done, but opens the door for serious catastrophe if one piece of the puzzle falls out of order. A fall from height, a pinning injury, falling objects, crushing by machinery, and hand-held tool injuries are all common in a busy construction site, and can all lead to hospitalization, time off work, and mounting medical bills. In worst case scenarios, a serious injury can lead to permanent disfigurement, loss of mobility, a serious and lasting traumatic brain injury (TBI), or death. If you were injured on the job at a construction site, do not hesitate to pursue legal action with the help of an experienced St. Petersburg construction accident lawyer.
Some of the Most Common Construction Accidents of Which Our Clients Have Been Victims
There is an unsettling trend occurring within the construction industry as of late. In 2011 there were 781 fatalities, in 2012 there were 849, in 2013 there were 856, and in 2014, the latest year for which the Bureau of Labor Statistics has data, there were 933 fatalities. And, unfortunately, injury trends follow fatality trends. Falls are the predominant source of fatalities within construction, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Whether the fall or other type of accident that happened to you was the fault of another or not is of no importance if you are seeking workers’ compensation. Our St. Petersburg lawyers have experience helping our clients win personal injury lawsuits or come to favorable settlement offers when a defective product is relevant, or gain access to workers’ compensation benefits for the following common types of construction accidents:
- Scaffolding falls, elevator shaft falls, crane falls, or other falls from height;
- Slip and falls;
- Hit or crushed by falling machinery or other moving objects;
- Motor vehicle collisions;
- Hit by motor vehicle;
- Chemical, electrical, and heat burns;
- Health hazards from asbestos and other materials;
- Defective or unsafe equipment;
- Repetitive motion injuries (RMIs);
- Caught between objects or materials; and
- Trench collapses.
St. Petersburg Construction Accident Lawyers
Just as there are many moving parts to a construction site, there are many moving parts to the process of finding fault, assessing damages, negotiating settlement offers, and other legal issues that come along with a construction accident. There are many parties, including various insurance companies, employers, municipalities, and other companies, that may be involved in the accident that took place. There are compliance issues, safety standards, indemnity clauses, and more problems that all add to the complexity of these cases, which is why going with an experienced law firm with proven success is your best option in receiving the benefits and compensation that you need in order to get back to the condition that you were in before the injury or illness.
Contact the St. Petersburg law office of Barbas, Nuñez, Sanders, Butler & Hovsepian at 1-800-227-2275 today to discuss your injury case with one of our St. Petersburg construction accident lawyers. We will help you fight for the compensation you deserve.