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We strive to obtain the maximum damages possible to compensate our clients for their financial losses, as well as their physical and emotional suffering. We understand that what may appear to be a simple accident often is anything but. We focus on getting justice for our clients so they can focus on recovery.

Construction Site Accident and Injury Lawyers

Melbourne Florida, Palm Bay and Brevard County

Working in construction is one of the most dangerous occupations in Florida, with the injury rates for construction workers being much higher than for those in other industries. In 2008, nearly 1 in every 20 construction workers suffered a workplace injury, and 1.7 of every 100 full time equivalent workers lost time from work as a result of an injury.

Not only do accidents occur with greater frequency on construction sites, the injuries are often very serious. Victims of construction site accidents are often killed or left with catastrophic injuries including spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, amputations, paraplegia and quadriplegia, broken bones, and severe internal injuries.

Common causes of construction site injuries and fatalities include:

  • Equipment malfunctions
  • Falls from ladders and scaffoldings
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals
  • Electrocution and electrical dangers
  • Inadequate training

Most of these issues can be avoided through proper site preparation and management, but yet they still happen.

Construction site owners and their contractors have a legal duty to keep the work site safe, but many construction sites are often unnecessarily dangerous and are not in compliance with the required safety protocols, which require the owners and contractors to provide safe working conditions, proper safety equipment, take all proper safety precautions and to make sure that workers have had sufficient training for the task they are performing. Often contractors, developers and investors are more concerned with making a profit than with the safety of their workers.

The laws regarding construction site accidents can be complex. It is often assumed that the injured person may only be allowed to collect workers’ compensation benefits; however, this is not necessarily the only option. If you are involved in a construction site accident, under Florida law, you may be able to bring a claim against the property owner, general contractor, subcontractor, in addition to the workers' compensation claim.

It is very important that you consult an experienced construction site accident attorney to preserve all of your rights and to make sure you receive not only workers’ compensation benefits for your medical bills, but also benefits due to you under personal injury law. Our attorneys will help and guide you through the legal process and help ensure that you receive the compensation you require.

Contact the construction accident lawyers at Gillin, Gillin & Lindbaek by email or at 321.729.1444 for a free consultation and review of your case. Remember, you pay no legal fees unless you actually recover damages.

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