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Fort Lauderdale Construction Accident Attorney

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Employed in one of the most dangerous industries, construction workers face serious risks every day. The construction industry is heavily regulated by the government for safety; however, serious accidents and injuries still happen every day. With heavy machinery and dangerous materials, even minor mistakes or negligence can lead to injury.

For the past 60 years, Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A. has advocated on behalf of the wrongfully injured. Our Fort Lauderdale construction accident lawyers share decades of experience and are proud to guide our clients through their unique circumstances. We fight so that our clients are able to move forward from their situation with confidence and just compensation.

Contact Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A. at (954) 467-8800 for more information about your legal options. We are available 24/7 and provide free case evaluations.

Common Construction Accidents & Injuries

With a number of workers, equipment, and projects going on at each construction site, it’s common for accidents and injuries to occur.

Florida’s most common construction site accidents and injuries include:

  • Crane accidents
  • Falls from ladders or scaffolding
  • Burns
  • Heat and sunstroke
  • Falling construction materials
  • Equipment accidents
  • Electrocution or electric shocks
  • Explosions
  • Chemical spills or toxic chemical exposure
  • Slipping on or tripping over debris, cables, etc.
  • Injuries from being trapped or crushed
  • Lacerations and disfigurement
  • Hearing and vision loss
  • Collapsing trenches

Any negligence on the part of construction workers or companies could result in life changing injuries, or even death. It’s important to hold the appropriate parties responsible for these incidents and pursue compensation that discourages similar accidents in the future.

Understanding Construction's "Fatal Four"

Construction sites are bustling with dangerous activities and equipment. In an ideal world, all of these activities are carefully choreographed and every employee is trained on how to best do their job. In reality, however, an average of two construction workers die each day in the U.S.

According to OSHA, 20.7% of worker fatalities are construction workers. OSHA attributes this statistical phenomenon, in which 1 in 5 worker deaths occurs in construction, to the "fatal four.” In 2017, almost 60% of construction worker deaths were caused by the following accidents:

  • Falls (39.2%)
  • Struck by object(s) (8.2%)
  • Electrocutions (7.3%)
  • Caught-in/between accidents (5.1%)

By following safety standards and eliminating the fatal four, OSHA estimates that the construction industry could prevent at least 582 deaths per year in the U.S.

What You Should Do After a Construction Accident

If you have worked on a construction site, you know how treacherous they can be. As OSHA asserts, the majority of these accidents can be prevented by following proper safety procedures. In the event you get injured, or have been injured already, working with a lawyer may help you get the compensation you need to move forward. At Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A., we can help you identify any negligence that may have caused your accident or injury. Don’t suffer in silence.

Explore Your Legal Options with Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A.

If you have been injured in a construction accident, get legal help from a firm you can trust. Our firm has established a track record of success that includes multi-million dollar verdicts and record-setting verdicts. Our Fort Lauderdale construction accident attorneys work to uphold our standard of excellence and provide legal solutions that meet each client’s individual needs.

Call (954) 467-8800 today for a free case evaluation.

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