Hard-hitting New York and Florida Construction Accidents Lawyer
According to the United States Department of Labor, the construction industry accounts for 20% of the fatalities attributed to work-related accidents. Victims of construction accidents include non-workers on or near construction sites in addition to people employed in the construction industry. The New York and Florida personal injury attorneys at The Carrion Firm, PLLC, have a well-earned reputation as fighters for fair compensation for all victims of construction accidents. Construction workers eligible for benefits under workers’ compensation should speak with our attorneys. We may be able to hold parties other than a worker’s employer, such as the owner of the construction site, subcontractor or manufacturer of defective equipment, liable for paying damages.
Common types of Florida and New York construction accidents
Construction sites tend to be inherently dangerous places where accidents frequently occur. Some of the most common types of construction accidents that may cause serious injuries and possibly death to workers or bystanders include:
- Falling objects, including tools, construction materials, and other objects falling from elevated surfaces.
- Falls from scaffolding, ladders and other elevated platforms and surfaces represent only one type of fall that may occur at a construction site. Tools, cables, wiring, debris and other objects on the ground or on floors may cause a person to suffer an injury by tripping or slipping on the surface or object.
- Heavy equipment, trucks and other motorized vehicles moving or being used on or around a construction site may cause accidents resulting in catastrophic injuries.
- Electrocution may occur when a crane or other piece of heavy equipment comes in conduct with overhead or buried power lines. It can also be a hazard for workers digging in areas near power lines.
- Open or collapsing trench accidents frequently occur when someone falls into an unprotected trench or when someone works in a trench that has not been properly shored up to prevent it from collapsing and trapping a worker.
It takes a thorough review and investigation of the facts and circumstances to identify the cause of a construction accident and the party to hold liable for the payment of compensation.
Serious injuries caused by construction accidents
Accidents occurring at construction sites frequently result in catastrophic and debilitating injuries that may cause you to be unable to work for an extending time while receiving medical care and treatment. Some injuries may prevent you from ever returning to work. Common construction accidents include:
- Concussions and traumatic brain injuries
- Loss of limbs
- Back and spinal cord injuries
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Fractured bones
Workers’ compensation may pay for your medical treatment and lost wages, but it does not offer compensation for the physical and emotional pain and suffering you experience. If the construction accident that caused your injuries was caused by a party other than your employer, our Florida and New York personal injury attorney aggressively pursues a claim against the at-fault party for damages unpaid by workers’ compensation.
Know your options after a construction accident
A serious construction accident and the injuries it causes give you rights and options that may include pursuing a claim for damages against the party at fault in causing them. Let our personal injury attorney give you a free consultation and case evaluation. Contact The Carrion Firm, PLLC, to schedule an appointment at either New York or Florida offices.