The concrete jungle combined with the unique mix of beach life is what makes up Miami. Attractions could not be better than the right balance between towering buildings and the sandy features along the area. The construction industry in Miami, as you can see, is already saturating the place, leading to more new buildings, establishments, and commercial spaces. That is incredibly good for the economy, entertainment, experience, and well-being of Miami residents.
However, as the number of construction sites balloons, the number of construction site injuries also rises. May it be minor or major, the bottom line is that some construction workers experience construction accidents due to the risk surrounding their workplace.
Injured workers involved in a construction site accident must pursue a construction accident case towards the employer or to anyone responsible for the accident. It can also be a third-party, especially if the safety equipment used is defective.
Contact our construction accident lawyers here at The Soffer Firm. Let us review your case and strategize how you can get fair compensation for the damages and sustained injuries.
Everyone deserves the right to defend themselves, have their side heard, and recover damages if they are the victim in the situation.
Construction site accidents are pretty complex, and there's a lot of things going on. Many people are involved too - your employer, you, third-party equipment providers, and co-workers. If you do not have the proper defenses, you cannot win the case considering that there many technicalities in this kind of case.
The construction company that hired you also have lawyers who will defend them if anything goes south, anytime. You, as a construction worker, should have legal representation too. Not only to represent but to guide you throughout the process and will explain everything to you.
Firm, as the leading construction accident law firm in the Miami area, fights for our client's rights. When you work with is, you are family. May it is a fall, equipment, crane, falling objects, gas explosion accident, and any construction-related injuries, we are here to help you.
Throughout our years of service, we earned the Super Lawyer Rising Star (Plaintiff’s Personal Injury) for five years in a row (2016 - present) and bagged the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40.
These accolades we have would not be possible if we don't treat our attorney-client relationship professionally. That bond is essential in building the right strategy, cooperation in gathering pieces of evidence, as well as confidence that we will win the case.
Call the Soffer Firm now and talk to our experienced construction accident attorney about your personal injury claim. We offer a free consultation.
Construction sites top the number of all job-related deaths. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, 20 percent of workplace deaths are construction workers. Working in high places, unpredictable weather, and overall risk makes the construction work even more grueling than other jobs.
OSHA reports are concluded with four primary causes of fatal construction accidents:
Other causes of accidents also include:
At The Soffer Firm, our Miami personal injury lawyer takes legal action to avail yourself of the workers' compensation benefits, as mandated by the law. All employees are under the umbrella of that policy. However, there are exceptions to this. Some law offices do not agree to take your case if you have not suffered catastrophic injuries.
Our law firm believes that you have the right to have compensation for your construction site injuries. So, if you experienced the injuries listed below, call us and let us talk about your legal options:
There are labor laws created to cater to the employees, especially those who are the highest at risk. Proving that someone or a company is liable is vital in retrieving the compensation that you might receive.
Property owners and construction companies alike know the know regarding the safety of their workers. That is the utmost priority on handling people, ensuring their safety, make them feel that the workplace is safe to work on. It will progress and boost their confidence while working because they don't think of any underlying risk. On top of that, general contractors and owners are legally obligated to provide reasonable and adequate protection to the lives, health, and safety of all employed people. Failing to have these criteria in a workplace would point the general contractors and construction site owners liable for the accident that happened or will happen.
Subcontractors share the same responsibilities as the general contractors. And that is to ensure the safety of the workers and have a safe environment for the works to work on. Construction accidents happen because of continuous neglect of some subcontractors or general contractors to these requirements.
Engineers and Architects build and design the buildings, respectively. These people are professionals, and they know their craft most of the time. However, there are circumstances that they are not adhering to safety professional standards, making them liable for a construction accident too.
If the structural integrity of the building is to blame for your injuries; poorly designed skyscrapers leading to collapses due to missed inspection, they are liable for your injuries.
Construction companies outsource most of the equipment used in the site - PPEs, heavy types of machinery, crane, forklifts, and many more. The reason is to cut some costs as well as reduce the things that need to be transported. With that, a third-party company is designated to provide these services. Some types of equipment are not maintained properly, leading to accidents and injuries.
Construction workers injured in defective equipment should pursue the negligent third party to pay for the injuries and workers' compensation claim.
Some injuries sustained in a construction accident are life-changing. It can range from soft to severe, and most of the time, in a workplace like construction sites, you would expect the latter. Injuries are detrimental to your overall health. And it also decreases the earning potential of your abilities. On top of things, you would worry about the amount of money you will pay for the expenses. That includes the mounting medical bills, treatment, post-injury therapies, and many more. However, you can recover the money you spent by filing a personal injury claim. Some of the compensation you may be entitled are:
Call our construction accident lawyer at The Soffer Firm to guide you on how to recover these compensations for your injuries. We will navigate you through the criteria of a workers' compensation claim. Repetitive motion injuries also include but are not included on the list because they vary from person to person.
Yes, you can, and that is according to Florida Law. The law does not bar or prevent you from filing a claim or lawsuit if you were partly reliable in the accident. If there is a participation of another party or person during the accident, they are partly reliable and may take responsibility if it is their fault. When you suffer serious injuries, the amount of compensation you will get will depend on the percentage. The more you are responsible for your injuries, the lesser compensation you'll be able to get.
Filing a personal injury lawsuit or personal injury case has limitations, not on the injuries sustained but time. First of all, you don't have to wait for years to file a claim. You need to do it immediately because the bills, medical expenses, and other payables will mount, and they need to pay it if they are the ones responsible.
Under Florida law, the statute of limitations for construction injury cases will be four years from the date of your accident.
If you were injured in a construction accident, contact our top Miami construction accident law firm. Our construction injury attorney will guide you throughout the entire process., such as gathering pieces of evidence to build a solid case to get the most of your compensation.
We, at The Soffer Firm, offer a 100% free consultation. We also work on a contingency fee basis, so you pay nothing unless we recover compensation for you. Call us now at (786) 788-7344, and together we will work tirelessly to obtain the maximum compensation and justice that you deserve.