Injured while working on a construction site in Miami?
There are few more dangerous professions than the construction industry. Even when an employer ruthlessly follows all safety regulations, unexpected and dangerous accidents can take place, and construction workers can suffer terrible or fatal injuries. Explosions, electrical accidents, toxic exposure, falling tools or other items, ladder accidents, scaffolding accidents and equipment failures take place on construction sites all over the country daily, and Miami is no exception. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury while working construction, our Miami personal injury lawyer at Klemick and Gampel, P.A. can help. You have a right to pursue workers’ compensation benefits, but this can be an extremely frustrating process, and you may not get all of the benefits you could be eligible to claim. Some cases could involve 3rd party liability, allowing our attorney to pursue further compensation beyond those benefits.
Construction Worker Accident Statistics
According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), almost 6.5 million people in the United States work construction jobs at about 252,000 construction sites across the nation. Statistically, construction workers are at a higher risk of suffering fatal injuries on the job. In fact, OSHA states that the fatal injury rate for construction workers is significantly higher than the national average. Common hazards include falls, scaffolding, electric shock, repetitive motion injuries and collapsing trenches.
Over the years, OSHA has developed a number of hazard solutions related to scaffolding, ladders, fall protection, excavation, worker communication, head protection and electrical hazards. These guidelines are designed to protect workers from unnecessary injuries, accidents and fatalities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 789 construction workers were killed in the United States last year. This is a considerable improvement from 2008, in which 1,016 construction workers suffered fatal injuries.
Helping You Avoid Legal Pitfalls
Our firm is comprised of a group of dedicated attorneys with an exceptional track record of success. We are committed advocates for all injured workers, and we will carefully evaluate your case to ensure that every possible form of compensation is pursued. We know how urgent it can be that you and your family have the financial support you need to move forward after an injury, and we will zealously protect your right to all the compensation possible.
We urge you to contact us at once if you or your loved one has suffered a serious injury working construction in the Miami area. We will carefully and professionally manage every aspect of your claim, and we are personally committed to our injured clients and their families. We more than 95 years of combined legal experience, and you can trust our legal team to advocate for your interests. To learn more, contact a Miami construction accident attorney from Klemick and Gampel, P.A. today.