Construction Site Accidents

Know Your Rights After A Construction Site Accident

construction site accidentsAt the Miami law firm of Fournaris & Sanet, the attorneys focus their practice on personal injury. Construction site accidents are one of the most common causes of serious injuries and death.

The construction industry is one of the largest industries in Miami. One look at the Miami skyline is a reminder of the never-ending construction projects in the city. While any construction site presents hazards, among the riskiest are high-rise condominiums, hotels, apartments, and office buildings. Welders, plumbers, carpenters, electricians, masons, inspectors and supervisors often perform their jobs from great heights. Cranes, scaffolding, steel beams, machinery and heavy equipment all play a role in getting the job done. Despite safety precautions, the pace of construction combined with the interplay of tasks, tools and equipment of every sort can lead to disabling injuries or death.

Bureau of Labor Statistics reports indicate that the most common construction site accidents are falls; and falls are also the leading cause of fatalities. Injuries and death in the construction industry arise from a variety of causes including:

  • Equipment defects
  • Machinery accidents
  • Negligent use of equipment
  • Improperly constructed scaffolding
  • Falling objects

If you are injured on a construction site, a personal injury lawyer in Miami can investigate the source of liability and determine whether you have grounds for a lawsuit. Parties that may be liable for construction site accidents may include owners, developers, employers, sub-contractors and equipment manufacturers to name a few.

The attorneys at Fournaris & Sanet understand the complexity of multiple and third party claims, and are adept at identifying sources of responsibility to obtain fair compensation for you. Often we are able to settle your personal injury claim through a negotiated settlement, but if necessary, you can count on our expertise in the courtroom to obtain compensation for the harm you suffered.

For a case evaluation at no cost to you, call our law firm at ( 305 ) 448 – 7333 to arrange a consultation at a time and place convenient for you. For our Spanish speaking clients, se habla Espanol.