Accidents on a construction site can be devastating. In the blink of an eye, you've gone from hale and healthy to badly injured. Medical bills mount as you're out of work, and you struggle to make ends meet. You don't deserve this kind of struggle. If you've been injured in a construction accident, you need legal representation that can help you recover the compensation you deserve for your accident. Contact the Aventura Construction Site Accident Lawyers of Dolman Law Group today online or by phone at (954) 302-7068 to set up your free consultation and learn more about how we may be able to help you confront this challenging time.
Our Case Results
At Dolman Law Group, we're dedicated to providing compassionate and knowledgeable legal representation to victims of construction accidents. We've worked with clients who suffered injuries after employers failed to follow safety regulations on the construction site, after construction or safety equipment didn't work, and after freak accidents led to a life-altering catastrophe. Our lawyers have extensive experience recovering the compensation our clients need to move forward in their recoveries and their lives, including cases in which we were able to achieve settlements in the maximum amount of insurance policies, and cases where we took a case to trial and a received favorable jury verdict.
Construction Site Accidents Defined
Any accident that occurs on a construction site can be defined as a “construction accident.” There are some accidents and injuries that are more common on construction sites than others, such as:
- Falls from roofs, scaffolding, and other high areas
- Machinery accidents
- Accidents in which you were hit by a construction vehicle
- Explosions due to unfinished pipes or electrical systems that aren't finished
- Slips and falls, often from high surfaces
- Materials falling from roofs and other great heights
- Electrocution accidents from unfinished electrical wiring and other concerns
- Getting stuck between two large, heavy objects and being unable to get out without harming yourself or being crushed between those items
Construction sites are filled with opportunities for workers to get hurt, especially when safety procedures aren't followed properly. This can result in broken bones, soft tissue damage, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord damage, and a wide range of other potential injuries.
Common Construction Site Accident Injuries
When it comes to construction site accidents, the injuries that can be suffered by those involved can be devastating. Construction site accident injuries are well known to cause permanent damage and even kill. Thousands of construction workers every year find themselves suffering the following kinds of injuries when someone's negligence results in a construction site accident.
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Fractured/Broken Bones
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Electrocution Injuries
- Toxic Chemical/Substance Exposure
Who Is at Fault for Construction Accidents?
In some cases, construction accidents are the result of factors beyond anyone's control. When those “freak” accidents happen, the construction company's workers' compensation insurance will most often be responsible for paying the injured worker's costs, including some percentage of wages lost from time spent off work, medical expenses associated with the injuries, and compensation for any permanent disability resulting from the accident. There are other times, however, a construction site accident resulted from someone else's negligence or wrongful conduct. These often include:
- Failure to follow safety rules and regulations. Following OSHA safety requirements is a critical part of keeping a construction site accident and injury-free. If an employer fails to adhere to these essential safety requirements, it may face liability for worker injuries in addition to, or independent of, workers' compensation insurance.
- Negligence and intentionally harmful acts. If another party, including a coworker or an individual who works for the building you're working on, acted negligently or deliberately caused your injuries, that person and/or his employer may also bear legal liability for your injuries.
If you've been injured on a job site, it's important to work with a lawyer with experience representing clients in construction accidents. A knowledgeable lawyer can help an injured worker identify who may be legally and financially responsible.
What Kinds of Damages Can Be Recovered After Construction Accidents?
A worker injured in a construction accident may be entitled to recover a variety of damages from parties responsible. These can include:
- Medical expenses for injuries caused by the accident, from the initial hospital visit or stay to reasonable future anticipated medical expenses
- Compensation for lost wages
- Compensation for lost earning potential as a result of permanent injuries
- Pain and suffering
These damages typically aim to help an injured construction worker maintain quality of life following a construction accident and to compensate the worker for the pain, suffering, inconvenience and life interruption the accident caused.
How Do Those Involved Try to Get Out of Paying Their Fair Share?
Legal liability and the amount someone must pay as damages can vary, in part, on whether an injured worker contributed to the accident that caused his injury. As a result, employers, insurance companies, and other parties potentially responsible for paying damages to the worker will often try to claim that the worker bore at least some of the fault for the accident. Insurance companies responsible for paying benefits to the victim of a construction accident may also attempt to convince the victim to take small payment immediately after the accident, to limit the scope of the insurer's liability. Insurers know victims often need the money, and they take advantage by trying to convince the injured worker that a quick payout is in his best interest. An experienced construction accident attorney can help protect an injured worker from making the wrong decisions in these situations, and to recover the maximum amount of damages available.
How Much Will a Aventura Construction Accident Lawyer Cost?
After a construction accident, bills often mount quickly. Injured workers often worry that hiring a lawyer will just add another expense they can't pay. At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we offer a free consultation to construction workers injured in job site accidents at which our experienced attorneys can help figure out the workers' legal rights to compensation. In appropriate cases, we may agree to represent a client on a “contingent fee” basis, in which we only get paid out of a settlement or favorable judgment we achieve for our client. In those arrangements, we have an agreement with our client about who will pay for court costs and other expenses associated with pursuing a case. These arrangements often help our client seek justice without worrying about mounting costs.
Get the Help You Deserve
If you've been injured in a construction accident, you may be entitled to significant compensation. Contact the Aventura office of Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA today online or at (954) 302-7068 to schedule your free consultation.
Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA
PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS
20803 Biscayne Boulevard Suite 101, Aventura, FL 33180
What Our Clients Have to Say:
“So happy I chose Dolman Law Group!!! My experience with the law firm right from the start was fast, friendly and understanding. I started treatment for my injury right away, and while I was focusing on getting better the firm was fighting for me. Incredibly happy with the outcome, thank you to Brent and the team for all the hard work and updates.” Rating: 5/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Chelsey Lambert January 2019 Read more reviews on Google!