Tampa Construction Accident Lawyer
Even with significant improvements in workplace safety over the years, construction remains one of the most dangerous occupations in Florida. Each year hundreds of people–most of them construction workers–sustain serious and sometimes fatal injuries in jobsite accidents. And most of those accidents were preventable. It was only due to the negligent or reckless conduct of a person or business entity associated with the worksite that the accident occurred in the first place.
If you, or someone in your family, has been hurt in this type of accident, it is important to take quick action to secure your legal rights to seek compensation. A skilled Tampa construction accident lawyer can assist you in completing a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding your injury and advising you on the best course of action moving forward. At Florin Gray, our attorneys take personal charge of all personal injury cases. We do not rely on non-attorney staff to do the legwork in a construction accident investigation. And our top priority is securing full and just compensation for you and your family.
What You Need to Know Following a Construction Site Accident
All construction work carries some degree of risk. Yet poor management and safety practices create far more than an acceptable level of risk when it comes to securing a construction site. Some of the more common construction accident scenarios we see at our firm include:
- Falls from scaffolding and equipment;
- Injuries due to collapsing scaffolding, equipment, or the ground itself;
- Slip and fall accidents while walking around the job site;
- Getting caught between objects or equipment;
- Electrocutions due to faulty or exposed wiring;
- Collisions involving motor vehicles, cranes, and other heavy equipment;
- Accidents involving the use of welding or power tools; and
- Occupational illnesses due to exposure to toxic chemicals at a job site.
Determining legal liability for a Tampa construction accident is often complicated due to the sheer number of parties involved at a given job site. If the victim worked for a contractor or subcontractor, they are usually covered by their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ compensation provides medical and limited wage replacement benefits to injured construction workers. But it does not provide full compensation for all construction accident-related losses.
If a non-employer third party played a role in a construction accident, however, the injured worker may be able to pursue a separate personal injury claim against that individual or business entity. This enables the injured worker to seek the full measure of their damages, including all of their lost present and future income as well as non-economic damages to compensate them for their pain and suffering.
If You Were Injured on Scaffolding Today, Call Florin Gray
If you are ever injured while working at a construction site, you need to report the injury as soon as possible to your employer in order to secure your rights under workers’ compensation. You should also not hesitate to speak with a qualified Tampa construction accident lawyer as soon as possible. Contact Florin Gray today to schedule a free consultation.