Construction Site Injuries
Aronfeld Trial Lawyers is a full service Florida law firm dedicated to improving safety challenges and health conditions for all Florida construction workers. Our construction site accident attorneys understand that construction work is dangerous and how the complex organization of multi-employer, multi-contractor sites function.
In the State of Florida construction workers are responsible for building our state’s roads, schools and public workplaces as well as private and commercial structures. Construction workers are often required to risk their lives to inspect, repair and maintain Florida’s physical infrastructure. Building, renovations, alterations, maintenance and repair all require special considerations to minimize the risk of harm to those working construction sites.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sponsors the NIOSH Construction Program to provide national and world leadership to prevent work-related illness, injury, disability, and death. NIOSH systematically gathers data and research to find solutions to increase work place safety for our nation’s construction workers. The United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is responsible for protecting workers from dangers at the work place. OSHA was created in 1970 to prevent workers from being killed or seriously injured on the job.
Sadly, in 2009, there were over 800 fatal on-the-job injuries to construction workers in the United States alone. That was more than in any other single industry and accounted for nearly one out of every five work-related deaths in the U.S. that year.
Construction work sites are organizationally complex, multi-employer sites and present numerous health and safety challenges. Our firm has successfully represented injured Florida construction workers and contractors who have been injured in accidents involving:
- Slip and falls
- Roofing Failures and Falldown Accidents
- Misuse of Tools
- Defective Construction and Safety Equipment
- Falling Objects
- Electrical Fires and Burns
- Misuse of Safety Restraints
- Power Tool Mishaps
- Fires and Explosions
- Scaffolding Falls or Failures
- Struck by Equipment
- Welding Accidents
- Crane Injuries
- Fork Lift Accident
- Highway or Roadway Design Negligence
We are experienced lawyers who understand the devastation that a construction site accident can cause, not just to the injured but to the workers’ families as well. We are passionate about protecting Florida’s construction workers. If you are a construction site accident victim, contact our office to review your potential injury claim.