Construction Accident Attorneys
If you’ve been in an accident at a construction site, you’ve probably already run into tons of medical and financial disputes. In the midst of the commotion, you may be questioning, “Do I need an attorney?” The answer, of course, depends on your situation, but most likely the answer is yes. Here are some things you should think about in considering hiring a construction accident attorney:
How Would a Construction Accident Attorney Help?
Having a competent construction accident attorney in your corner can help by understanding how to file a civil suit and under what legal concepts to bring to the case, as well as help you with a workers’ compensation claim, if pertinent. A capable construction accident attorney can help you recover losses resulting from your accident on the job and diminish the amount of paperwork and aggravation related to your possible insurance, as well as legal claims. Hiring a lawyer can mean the difference between an honorably resolved case and losing money caring for your injuries from your accident.
A skilled construction accident lawyer can help you receive compensation to cover any losses sustained due to the accident, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and future medical needs. An attorney may also help you and your family recover when a loved one is killed on a construction project…also known as a wrongful death case.
When to Hire a Construction Accident Lawyer
The ideal scenario is to hire a construction accident lawyer early in the process to avoid costly errors. The deadline to file your accident claims may fluctuate from state to state. Because you may need to pay for medical bills and cover any lost wages, you shouldn’t hesitate to contact an attorney right away. Typically, the time span that an injured worker should contact an attorney after the accident occurs, should be within one to two weeks. If a representative of your employer or an insurance company offers you a settlement plea, don’t be so quick to sign on the dotted line until you’ve had an opportunity to speak with an attorney. The settlement may not be in your best interest, particularly if you have more injuries or financial losses that aren’t accounted for in the settlement.
Our devoted Florida construction workers face severe injuries every day as they construct and preserve our roads, homes, offices and freeways. This work can be extremely dangerous because of continuous exposures to heights, excavations, noise, dust, power tools, confined spaces, and electrical hazards. Construction site operators and their contractors are required to offer a place of employment that is free from acknowledged hazards that cause or could cause death or serious physical harm, according to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). Regrettably, this is not always the case and construction accidents do occur.
The Miami Office of Patino & Associates offers qualified representation for victims of construction accidents and their family members. We recognize the risk of injury faced by air conditioning technicians, carpenters, carpet installers, cement masons, construction laborers, drywall installers, electricians, fence erectors, highway maintenance workers, painters, pile driver operators, pipefitters, plasterers, plumbers, roofing crews, sheet metal workers, stucco masons, tile and marble setters, and underground utility and excavation workers. Our investigative team will not waste in targeting the causes of construction site accidents. We investigate all the parties involved (including architects, general contractors, engineers and material suppliers) to determine who is at fault.
Here is a list of the most common causes of construction accidents:
- Construction vehicles (bulldozer, backhoe, cherry picker, crane, tractor, truck)
- Electrical injuries or shock
- Highway work zones
- Ladder failure
- Powered platforms, man lifts, and vehicle-mounted work platforms
- Scissor lifts
- Signs, signals and barricades
- Vehicle-mounted elevating and rotating work platforms
- Walking-working surfaces
- Wall and trench collapses
If you or someone you love has been in a construction accident, do not speak with anyone regarding your accident until you’ve spoken with a skilled attorney. Begin with contacting Patino & Associates at: 305-443-6163.
We are highly qualified in construction accident cases, and aggressively pursue every reasonable opportunity to help you attain fair compensation for your injuries. Read about some of our construction accident cases on our verdicts and settlements page.