Construction accidents kill thousands of people each year, and injure hundreds more. Gilman Law, LLP is a leading personal injury law firm that has helped countless Florida construction accident victims recover damages for injuries caused by unsafe work conditions, dangerous or defective equipment, and failure to provide proper safety training. If you were injured on a building site, you may be entitled to workers compensation benefits from your employer, as well as damages from any third party found to be liable for the accident. Gilman Law handles all manner of construction accident claims, including those involving defective scaffolds, falls from heights, injuries from collapsing floors or walls, electrical shock, and ladder injuries. You can be assured that the Florida Construction Accident Lawyers at Gilman Law will work hard on your behalf to help you achieve the best possible outcome for your construction accident lawsuits.
Florida Construction Accidents
Construction continues to be one of the most dangerous occupations in the State of Florida. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction workers accounted for 22.2 percent of on-the-job fatalities in the United States in 2006. That year, Florida job fatalities accounted for almost 1 in every 10 work-related. Those working on construction sites have to deal with risky, dangerous conditions every day. Many of the injuries on construction sites occur because of improper work conditions, unreasonably dangerous equipment, and lack of safety instructions. Injuries can be in the form of falls, electrocution, and accidents involving heavy machinery, to name a few.
The general contractors, sub contractors, owners, architects, insurance companies and manufacturers of equipment may all be liable for injuries caused on a construction site. Workers may be barred from getting money damages from their employers because of Worker’s Compensation laws, but may have causes of action against some of the third parties mentioned above. Not only workers, but bystanders, may be able to recover damages from injuries on a building site, including lost wages, medical costs, and other damages.
If you are thinking about pursuing legal action against a negligent party for a construction accident injury, you need to be aware that such lawsuits are subject to a Statute of Limitations established by Florida state law. For that reason, it is important to contact one of the experienced Construction Accident Lawyers at Gilman Law as soon as possible so that any important deadlines do not expire and prevent a recovery.
Legal Help for Victims of Florida Construction Accidents
The Florida Construction Accident Lawyers at Gilman Law, LLP have extensive experience in worker’s compensation and personal injury. If you or a loved one has suffered from the effects of a construction accident in the State of Florida, please fill out the online form for a free lawsuit case evaluation by one of our Florida Construction Accident Lawyers or call (888) 252-0048.