Although many occupations involve risky, dangerous types of work, construction work occurs at, perhaps, one of the most dangerous sites for employees. Surrounded by heavy machinery, sharp objects, and often forced to work in confined or high spaces, construction workers are at-risk of safety hazards every time they step into the “office.” When an at-work construction accident occurs, contractors and developers can be held responsible for the injury. If you have been injured at work and discover that your employer does not have workers’ compensation insurance, you may wish to hire a lawyer who can help you file a workers’ comp. claim. If you have been denied a workers’ compensation claim, an attorney can assist you in recovering the compensation you seek for your unique case.
Among the most common types of construction accidents, which often result in workers’ compensation claims, are accidents involving aerial lifts (such as platform, vertical tower, and boom platform accidents and falls), injuries caused by tool or equipment defects, and accidents in confined spaces (often involving hazardous chemicals). Other accidents occuring frequently at construction sites are those involving forklifts, cranes, and falls from scaffolding. If your employer has not strictly adhered to OSHA regulations or failed to educate or train you on safety equipment and precautions as well as operation of machinery or tools, you may choose to file a claim to compensate for your medical bills and pain and suffering. If you have any questions for an experienced Florida workers’ comp. lawyer, please feel free to call us. We handle cases in Sunrise, Ft. Lauderdale, and throughout the state of Florida. Call [number type=”1″] or (toll free) [number type=”1″].