Construction Site Accident Lawyers in Jacksonville
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A workers’ compensation claim is just one type of claim you may be entitled to if you have suffered an injury on a construction site. An experienced construction site accident attorney can help determine if additional liability exists and guide you through the process of seeking the maximum recovery possible. Schedule a free initial consultation with one of our expert workers’ compensation attorneys today.
Why you should consult a construction accident lawyer.
Determining liability when you’ve had a construction site accident can be complex since most sites have several different companies or employers present and multiple tradespeople with varying safety rules and requirements. At Harrell & Harrell, P.A., our workers’ compensation and personal injury attorneys are experienced in helping victims of construction- and work-related accidents determine the facts and which course of legal action is right for them.
Our team is also well-versed in the local, state and federal laws and guidelines that employers must follow. We’re experienced in pursuing claims in several practice areas that may be part of a construction site accident claim, including personal injury, workers’ compensation, wrongful death, product liability, premises liability, and more.
If it is determined that you have a claim when you’ve been injured in a construction site accident, there are several types of damages that may be recoverable, including loss of wages, both current and potential future wages; physical therapy; property damage; pain and suffering, and more.
Common construction site safety violations.
Construction sites are among the most dangerous places to work, even under ideal conditions. When safety standards are ignored or compromised—or when negligence is involved—the risk of serious injuries or fatal construction accidents is even greater.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which conducts workplace inspections and investigations to ensure employers comply with safety standards, identified the most frequently cited construction violations in 2016. These include:
- Duty to have fall protection
- Fall protection training
- Eye and face protection
- General safety/health
- Head protection
- Aerial lifts
- Fall protection systems criteria and practices
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Types of construction site accidents and injuries.
OSHA cites falls, electrocution, being struck by an object, and being caught in or between objects as the leading causes of private sector construction worker deaths. These causes, sometimes referred to as the “Fatal Four” accounted for more than half of construction worker fatalities in 2014. Even when injuries do not result in death, however, construction site accidents can be life-changing. Injuries may include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Fracture injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Cuts and lacerations
- Loss of limbs
- Loss of vision or hearing
- Heat stroke
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If you have been injured as the result of a construction site accident or if your workers’ compensation claim has been denied, the accident attorneys and workers’ comp experts at Harrell & Harrell, P.A., are here to help. Schedule your free, no-obligation consultation by completing the form above or contacting us at 904-251-1111 or 800-251-1111.