Miami Construction Accident Attorneys
Helping Construction Workers Hurt on the Job in Florida
Per the Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (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 while working on a dangerous site, our construction accident lawyers in South Florida can help fight for your right to 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 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 their 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 for workers. 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 Constuction 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.
Should I Accept a Workers’ Compensation Settlement Offer?
The answer to this question depends on your situation. Workers should speak with an attorney before taking any workers’ compensation payments. Sometimes, offers from a workers’ compensation policy are low and are provided with the hopes that a worker will settle for less than they deserve. Once a worker accepts workers’ compensation, they will likely be unable to recover any additional damages they need. Speaking to a lawyer will help injured workers discover if they can pursue their employer for damages that extend beyond the capabilities of a workers’ compensation claim.
Call Our Miami Construction Injury Lawyers: (305) 770-6335
At Stewart Tilghman Fox Bianchi & Cain, P.A, our Miami personal 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.