Tampa Construction Accident Lawyer
Construction is one of the most dangerous industries for workers in the country. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), around 150,000 construction workers are injured every year in worksite accidents. Workers aged 25 to 34 are the most likely to suffer from workplace accidents. Overall, more than 1,000 construction workers are killed in worksite accidents every year. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed on a construction worksite in Florida, you do not have to shoulder your burdens alone. A dedicated and compassionate Florida construction accident attorney can help.
Tampa Bay construction injury lawyer Mark H. Wright has dedicated more than thirty years to helping clients recover for their injuries suffered in all manner of personal injury. Mr. Wright prides himself on providing compassionate and personally-tailored service to each of his clients. If you were hurt on a worksite, or if your loved one was killed in a construction accident, you have the right to compensation for your injuries and your loss. Mr. Wright will go toe-to-toe with insurance providers, employers, equipment manufacturers, and any other parties who should be required to compensate you and your family for the harm you have suffered.
Common Construction Accidents and Injuries
Construction accidents can happen for any number of reasons. Worksites are rife with hazards and dangers around every corner, and any misstep or malfunction can lead to catastrophic injury. Common construction accidents include, for example:
- Scaffold accidents
- Falls from elevated areas
- Flying, falling, or rolling objects
- Crane accidents
- Stuck in-between objects
- Security apparatus collapse
- Caught in machinery
- Auto accidents
- Chemical exposure
- Electrical burns
Construction site accidents can lead to a variety of injuries, including the following:
- Broken bones
- Head or neck trauma
- Strained and torn muscles and ligaments
- Puncture wounds and lacerations
- Chemical burns
- Back injury
- Traumatic brain injury
If you were hurt on a construction worksite in the Tampa Bay area, our seasoned construction accident attorney could help ensure that you are properly and fully compensated for all the harm you have suffered.
Recovering After a Construction Accident
Florida construction workers injured on the job are generally entitled to, at minimum, workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ comp, however, might not cover all of the damages suffered by an injured construction worker. If the negligence of a third party, such as a general contractor, construction manager, equipment manufacturer, property owner, developer, engineer, or architect, led to the worker’s injury, then the worker might be able to bring a personal injury lawsuit to recover additional damages. Speak with a knowledgeable Florida construction accident attorney to discuss your potential claims and to see how you can most effectively maximize your recovery.
Employers Must Adhere to OSHA Regulations
Construction site owners and operators must follow strict safety regulations issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to protect their workers. It is all-too-common for an investigation after a catastrophic construction site accident to reveal that the site was flagrantly disregarding OSHA requirements concerning safety equipment, safety training, and equipment maintenance. Employers who fail to follow OSHA rules may be subject to additional civil damages as well as potential criminal liability.
Call for Help After Your Florida Construction Accident
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed on a construction site in the Tampa Bay area, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. The Florida construction accident attorney at Mark H. Wright, PLLC, is ready to take your case. Our Tampa construction accident injury legal team is focused on giving personalized, tailored, and compassionate service to our injured clients. If you were hurt on a construction worksite in Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Plant City, or anywhere in the Tampa Bay area, call us today for a free consultation.