CONSTRUCTION SITE ACCIDENTS AND INJURIES

 Accident Attorney J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo Represents Victims of Personal Injuries and Accidents That Have Suffered Serious Injuries or Wrongful Death In Miami and Throughout Florida.  We Have Recovered Millions of Dollars For Our Clients.  Let Us Help You Too.

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, during 2007 there were nearly 1,200 construction site fatalities representing over 20% of all occupational deaths during the entire year.  Statistics also show that non-fatal accidents amount for nearly half a million yearly injuries.  Defective manufactured construction tools and equipment and other negligent third parties are also to blame.  This makes entering or working in a construction site a potentially dangerous situation.

Besides workers compensation, victims of construction site accidents and injuries may also have a claim against third parties such as property owners and other sub-contractors.

Unfortunately, despite strict regulation of construction site safety measures by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), violations are numerous.  Property owners and developers may hire un-licensed contractors or undocumented workers.  Contractors with improper workers compensation and liability insurance coverage are also hired.  Other violations may include failure to maintain proper tools and equipment for their workers, careful supervision of workers and onlookers, improper hiring and training of personnel, failure to post "No Trespassing or Dangerous Premises" notices in a proper fashion, and many other violations that are easily prevented.  Architects, engineers and general and subcontractors may be negligent in providing unsafe construction site conditions and in accordance to rules and laws established in the industry.

Many construction site accidents that cause serious injuries and death occur because many contractors and developers choose to skirt safety laws that would otherwise have protected their workers and those that enter the construction site including children and civilians.

Many of these violations occur because greedy developers or property owners accept low bids which may cause construction site safety to be jeopardized, or the general contractor who obtains the winning contract job chooses to forego on construction site safety measures in order to fatten his profits in lieu of ensuring a safe construction site.

If you or a loved one has been injured on a construction site, the Law Firm of J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo, P.A. will work hard to prosecute your claims.  Our goal is to get you a full measure of justice.

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Common causes of construction site accidents include:

  • Construction Site Falls
  • Roofer Falls
  • Collapsed Structures
  • Ladder Falls
  • Scaffolding Accidents
  • Power Tool Accidents
  • Sawing Injuries
  • Electrocution
  • Lightning Strikes
  • Heavy Equipment Injuries
  • Crane Accidents
  • Operator Error
  • Defective Tools
  • Defective Equipment
  • Cutting Accidents
  • Welding Accidents
  • Exposure to Toxic Chemicals
  • Poorly Maintained Construction Sites
  • Dangerous Premises
  • Negligent Security

Common injuries associated with construction site accidents include:

  • Paralysis
  • Quadriplegia
  • Paraplegia
  • Facial and Body Scarring
  • Severe Burns
  • Disfigurement
  • Amputations
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Head Injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Neck and Back Injuries
  • Multiple Fractures
  • Loss of Vision
  • Loss of Hearing
  • Loss of Limbs
  • Permanent Disability
  • Permanent Partial Disability
  • Other Major Bodily Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
  • Other Catastrophic Injuries