Construction Site Falls
According to government statistics, over 1,000 people in the US are killed and more than 400,000 injured on construction sites each year across the country. While construction is a vital industry in Florida and across the nation, it is also one of the most dangerous industries. Of all injuries occurring on construction sites, one of the most common types of accidents has to do with falls.
If you fall on a construction site in Miami or anywhere in Florida, you will probably be seriously injured. Falls on construction sites often lead to fatalities, spinal cord injuries, head injuries, fractures, and other serious injuries. It is important to consult with a personal injury attorney before making any decisions if you are injured. Although workers compensation and insurance may cover some of your costs, you want to consult with a personal injury attorney to make sure that as much of your costs are covered as possible. The Flaxman Law Group legal team has spent decades representing personal injury victims in Miami and construction accident victims across South Florida. They have seen firsthand how important it is to get legal advice before accepting any insurance offers.Construction Site Accidents and Falls
In construction, workers are often expected to walk around on scaffolds, platforms, and other constructs. Unfortunately, if these constructs are not secured correctly and if signage is not adequately posted about possible hazard on the construction site, falls can easily occur. Scaffold falls are one of the more common types of falls on construction sites, accounting for 50 deaths and 4500 injuries annually. However, there are many other types of falls that can occur on construction sites in Miami and across South Florida. For example, workers can fall into potholes or from platforms. They can also fall from equipment or down exposed elevator shafts. In each case, the results can be devastating. Since construction sites often include quite a bit of construction material as well as tools and materials such as hammers, nails, and glass, the impact of the fall can not only cause injury but secondary injury may occur if there are obstructions in the way of the fall.What to do if You are Injured in a Fall on a Construction Site
If you are injured in a workplace accident in Miami or anywhere in South Florida, your first priority will be to get medical help for the injury and report your injury to your employers. You will also generally need to file a claim with insurance or workers compensation. You may receive an offer very quickly offering you money for your injuries. Before accepting the offer, however, you will want to speak with a personal injury attorney in Miami or your locality. An attorney can evaluate the total likely costs of your injuries. You may be entitled for more compensation than you realize, but accepting insurance money or workers compensation will often make it impossible for you to pursue a larger claim in the future. It is therefore important to get legal advice and to decide which options you wish to explore before accepting any money or signing any documents in your case.
The Flaxman Law Group legal team has represented thousands of personal injury victims across Miami and across South Florida. You can contact the professional and passionate legal team at any time in order to arrange for a free consultation to discuss your situation. You may be entitled to more compensation than you realize, and the Flaxman Law Group legal team is willing to fight aggressively for your rights.