Construction Accidents in Miami, FL
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Construction sites are one of the most dangerous places to work in the United States—with thousands of construction workers are injured or killed every year. Despite taking the proper safety measures, wearing protective equipment, and avoiding any unnecessary risks to put yourself in harm’s way, construction accidents still occur.
Common causes of construction accidents include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Scaffolding accidents
- Falls from heights
- Falling objects
- Heavy machinery accidents
- Toxic chemical exposure
- Defective construction equipment
- Premises liability
If you have suffered an injury caused by a construction accident, our Miami construction accidents attorney at Schlacter Law can help you obtain compensation necessary to make the best recovery from injury possible. Whether we guide you through the Florida workers’ compensation system or pursue a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf, our goal is to maximize your settlement and hold any negligent parties accountable for their actions.
Workers’ Compensation or Personal Injury Claim?
When construction workers sustain an on-the-job injury, they are not allowed to sue their employer for work-related injuries according to the state workers’ compensation laws. Fortunately, injured workers can receive workers’ compensation benefits which cover their medical expenses and a percentage of their weekly earnings.
However, if a construction worker was injured due to the negligent actions of a third party (i.e. property owners, equipment manufacturers, contractors, etc.), he/she can file a personal injury lawsuit. Injured workers can recover noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering in a personal injury case, but not in a workers’ compensation claim.
Let Us Help You Recover Your Entitled Compensation Today!
Our Miami construction accidents lawyer can assess your case, determine all of the available legal options, and help you get the most favorable results possible. We are a multilingual firm, providing legal services in Spanish, Creole, Hebrew, and Russian. With millions of dollars recovered on behalf of our clients, we understand what it takes to help you on the road to recovery.
Contact us and schedule a free consultation with our experienced legal team today.