Construction is one of the most dangerous jobs you can have. Accidents happen on Miami construction sites every day. Even the most cautious construction worker can sustain serious and life-changing injuries on the job.
If you have been injured in a Miami construction accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the personal injury attorneys at Lavent Law for immediate legal assistance. We will carefully review your case and outline your legal options. If you want to file a claim, we’ll help you fight for the money you deserve. Call today to schedule your free consultation.
Why Should I Hire a Construction Accident Lawyer?
Injuries sustained in a Miami construction accident can change your life forever. These injuries can be physically painful, emotionally challenging, and financially draining. It can take weeks, months, or even years to get back on your feet. Some injuries will be so severe that you become permanently disabled.
While you can pursue compensation on your own, it’s always best to work with an experienced attorney. Florida construction laws and procedures can be complicated and confusing. Now isn’t the time to try to learn the law. You need to focus on getting better. Your attorney will have experience handling these complex matters and know how to get you the money you deserve.
Here’s why it’s important to call Lavent Law after your Miami construction accident:
- You may not know who to blame for your accident and injuries
- It can be difficult to know how much your case is worth
- Others will try to blame you for your own injuries, and
- Insurance companies will do anything they can to limit or deny your payout.
Our Miami personal injury lawyers are prepared to help you file a lawsuit to recover compensation for your construction accident injuries. Call our law firm today to speak with our experienced legal team and learn more.
Causes of Miami Construction Accidents
According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), construction workers are more likely to be injured on the job than most other workers. In fact, construction workers account for 20 percent of all job-related deaths.
OSHA reports that there are four primary causes of fatal construction accidents. The “fatal four” include:
- Falls (40 percent)
- Struck by an object (8 percent)
- Electrocutions (7 percent), and
- Caught in between objects (5 percent).
Other causes of construction accidents involve:
- OSHA safety violations
- Defective scaffolding, ladders, tools, and other equipment
- Improper lifting techniques
- Dangerous heavy equipment
- Inadequate employee training, and
- Hazardous construction site conditions.
Have you been injured in a Miami construction site accident? You may be entitled to receive money for the harm you’ve experienced. Contact Lavent Law to learn more about your legal right after an accident.
Common Construction Accident Injuries
Construction workers are at an increased risk of sustaining a wide range of serious injuries. Our attorneys are prepared to help you recover compensation for all of your construction site injuries, including:
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue damage
- Neck injury
- Back injury
- Head injury
- Brain stem injury
- Spinal cord damage
- Crushing injury
- Wrongful death, and more.
Contact our Miami office to discuss your construction accident case. Our goal is to help you get the money you deserve.
Liability for Construction Accidents
You’ve been injured in a Miami construction accident. Who is to blame? Who is responsible for your injuries? The answer may not always be completely obvious. You’ll need to make sure that there’s a thorough investigation of your accident. This investigation will determine what caused your accident. Once you know the cause(s), you can then identify who may be to blame.
In Florida, more than one person can be legally responsible for an accident. This is known as comparative fault. When multiple parties are to blame, each can be liable for any resulting injuries. Each liable party is responsible to the degree they caused the accident.
The following parties may be liable for your construction accident injuries:
- Construction site owners
- General contractors
- Engineers, and
- Equipment manufacturers.
Anyone whose negligence contributes to your accident or injury can be on the hook for damages.
What If I Share Fault for My Accident?
Florida law does not prohibit you from filing a claim or lawsuit if you contribute to your own accident or injuries. You can still recover compensation as long as someone else is also to blame. However, you won’t be able to recover all of your damages. Instead, your recovery will be reduced by your own degree of fault. The more responsibility you share for your injuries, the less money you’ll be able to get.
For example, let’s say you are 30 percent at fault for your construction accident and injuries. You will only be able to recover 70 percent of your accident-related damages.
Compensation for Miami Construction Accident Victims
Injuries sustained in a construction accident can be severe. Medical bills can add up quickly. Financial pressure can get worse if your injury prevents you from going to work. If someone else caused your accident, you shouldn’t have to deal with the consequences on your own. Filing a personal injury claim can allow you to recover the money you really need and deserve.
You may be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Nursing care
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Embarrassment, and more.
Call the attorneys at Lavent Law to find out how we can help you maximize your financial award.
Statute of Limitations for Construction Accident Claims
There’s not an unlimited amount of time to file a personal injury claim after your construction accident. Florida law imposes strict limits on when you may pursue compensation. The statute of limitations for most construction injury cases will be four years from the date of your accident.
You can be prevented from getting the money you need if you don’t file your claim on time. Calling an attorney immediately after your accident will help you preserve your legal claim. Call Lavent Law to get started on your personal injury case today.
Have you been involved in a construction accident in Miami Dade County? Are you struggling with a painful injury and mounting medical bills? If someone else is to blame, the construction accident attorneys at Lavent Law can help you recover money for your injuries. Call our Miami law firm today to schedule a free, no obligation case assessment.