Miami Construction Accident Attorneys
Helping Construction Workers Hurt on the Job in Florida
Per the Department of Labor and OSHA, approximately 5,000 fatal incidents occur on construction sites every year. That's about 1 in 5 of all workplace fatalities nationwide. Thousands more are injured on sites annually, lending a harsh irony to the phrase "safety first." Workers and their families turn to Stewart Tilghman Fox Bianchi & Cain when they are hurt or suffer the loss of a loved one in a fatal construction accident.
- Our award-winning Miami Beach law firm is known for:
- Having 150+ years of combined experience
- Securing hundreds of millions since 1984
- Rigorously preparing each case for trial
- Forming strong attorney-client relationships
If you were injured, our construction accident lawyers in South Florida can help fight for fair compensation. Our approach to representation is simple: focus on the most severe and complex cases, pouring every necessary resource into helping you get the verdict or settlement you deserve. We've successfully represented clients in many jurisdictions, including all over Florida, the U.S., and the globe—from England to Peru.
Call (305) 770-6335 for a free consult. Our Miami-Dade County construction injury lawyers can help you get answers!
The Fatal Four Construction Accidents
OSHA, the organization responsible for holding companies accountable for unsafe conditions, conducts an annual census of fatal occupational injuries. Every year, the same four incidents are at the top of the list of construction fatalities.
- Dubbed the "Fatal Four," these incidents are:
- Being struck by an object
- Getting caught between objects
What ties these incidents together is preventability. Up to 500 workers' lives could be saved every year if safety protocol were strictly followed. The most common of the Fatal Four, falling, often occurs as a direct result of unsafe scaffolding-something your employer is directly responsible for.
What could an injured worker hold an employer responsible for?
- Unsafe or poorly-constructed walkways
- Inadequate hiring or training of workers
- Forcing workers to work on an unsafe timetable
- Improperly-maintained dangerous equipment
Who Is Liable for Construction Accidents?
A variety of parties might be responsible for a construction accident. First, employers have an obligation to make sure they provide a safe work environment. An employer’s failure to provide a safe workplace is one of the most common causes of work accidents. Other liable parties could be other workers, manufacturers of faulty or unsafe equipment, property owners, and other contracted companies at a job site.
Are Construction Accidents a Sign of Negligence?
Yes. Since construction workers face some of the most dangerous work conditions in the nation, employers must protect them at all opportunities. Federal and state laws require employers to create the safest work environment possible for their workers. When they fail to mitigate known hazards, they should be held accountable for their negligence.
What Can a Construction Accident Lawyer Help Me Recover?
A construction accident lawyer will focus on helping clients receive compensation they need to recover financially from an accident. Compensation an injured worker can receive after a construction accident includes money for time lost at work, medical bills, the cost of future care, and much more. Speaking with a lawyer as soon as possible after an accident will help you find out what you might be able to recover. Discovering your options is free and confidential when you call our construction accident lawyers at (305) 770-6335.
Call Our Miami Construction Injury Lawyers: (305) 770-6335
At Stewart Tilghman Fox Bianchi & Cain, P.A., our Miami injury attorneys are proud to have been serving injured workers since 1984. Our greatest reward is helping workers improve their lives and find hope for the future. We understand that when we speak with a client, they're going through the toughest times of their lives; they need more than legal service. They need compassion, understanding, and genuine empathy. That's what we provide.
Call (305) 770-6335 to schedule a free consultation. Our Miami construction accident lawyers look forward to helping you reclaim your life.
"Working with the attorneys at Stewart Tilghman Fox Bianchi & Cain, P.A. was one of the best experiences considering the circumstances that I was dealing with. No one wants to have to acquire an attorney for any type of trauma, however, life happens, and it is amazing to have a support system that truly has your best interest at heart in the event that an unfortunate situation does in fact happen."- K.N.