Miami Construction Accident Lawyer
Miami is one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation, and billions are poured into the construction industry every year. Construction work is a dangerous business, and it is the duty of everybody on the job site to take care and caution and perform their jobs with concern for their own safety and the safety of others. Property owners, developers and contractors also have a duty to provide a safe work environment for their employees, including the provision of necessary safety equipment. Our experienced Miami construction accident lawyer helps Miami construction workers recover compensation when they have been injured on the job due to some party’s negligence.
Injured Workers have Options for Compensation after a Construction Accident
As a construction worker injured on a job site, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for your on-the-job injury. Unfortunately, workers’ comp may not cover all of your medical expenses and will only make up for a portion of your lost wages. Although you are generally limited to only filing a workers’ comp claim and cannot sue your employer, there are some limited circumstances in which a lawsuit against your employer is appropriate. In addition, you may have a case against a negligent third party who is responsible for your injuries on the worksite. It is worthwhile to speak with an experienced construction accident injury attorney who can look at your situation and determine whether you have a negligence case in addition to any workers’ compensation claim you may have.
Spencer Morgan Law helps injured construction workers and the families of those who lost their lives in the most serious and deadly types of construction accidents, including:
- Ladder Falls
- Scaffold Collapses
- Crane Collapses
- Forklift Accidents
- Trench Collapses & Excavation Injuries
Of all the many kinds of construction site on the job injuries, falls are at the top of construction’s “fatal four” designated by OSHA. Falls are in fact the leading cause of death on construction sites, and they are often the result of a defective ladder provided to a worker, of the failure to provide appropriate safety equipment, such as belts, harnesses, hoists and safety netting. Contractors who are negligent in erecting scaffolds or setting up crane operations may be responsible for the often fatal results of a scaffold or crane collapse. Other injuries, such as from forklift accidents or trench collapses, occur because workers are not properly trained or supervised in equipment use or the absolutely necessary safety practices when conducting trenching or excavation operations.
Call Spencer Morgan Law for Help after a Serious or Deadly Miami Construction Accident
Serious and deadly construction accidents can be prevented when employees are properly trained, supervised, and given appropriate safety equipment, and when equipment, supplies and machinery are provided in good working order. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed on a Miami construction site, call an experienced Miami construction accidents lawyer at 305-423-3800 for a free, confidential consultation. We will take a look at your case and advise you on your best options for obtaining full compensation for the harm done to you.