Construction sites are one of the most accident-prone workplaces in America, and some of the most frequently reported worker fatalities occur in the construction sector. Common causes for construction site accidents include falls, being struck by objects, electrocution, scaffolding accidents, and trench collapses. While many accidents are the result of worker distraction or failure to follow established workplace rules, some accidents are caused by negligence on the part of the construction companies in failing to provide the proper occupational safety equipment such as hardhats, safety vests, goggles and health requirements required by law. Such negligence may be reflected in the lack of proper fall protection safeguards, poor quality of communication standards in the work site, poorly built scaffolding, improper control of electricity, and inadequate respiratory protections, to name a few.
If you are a construction worker and have suffered a workplace accident as a result of your employer’s failure to follow standard occupational safety and health requirements, you may be entitled to compensation not only for the physical damages suffered but also for the pain and suffering associated with those damages including lost wages. The skilled and experienced attorneys at Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A., have been helping workplace accident victims and worker’s compensation claims in Florida for more than three decades. Let us put that experience to work for you. Call us today, toll-free, at 1-800-TellRobert, for a free initial consultation to determine your legal rights. We proudly stand by our long history of compassion, integrity, and tenacity in bringing justice for the injured. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.