St. Petersburg and Clearwater Construction Accident Lawyer | Pinellas County, FL Construction Injury and Death Attorney
Construction accidents happen quite frequently and are usually the result of carelessness or negligence, improper training, and improper communication between workers. Numerous construction accidents also result from failing to follow safety protocols, improper safety management at sites, and improper training of construction equipment/tools.
For those that were injured while working on a construction site, workers’ compensation benefits may not be the only way to recover for their losses associated with any injuries. Construction workers injured on the job may be able to seek financial compensation from the general contractor, subcontractors, the owners of the site, and/or the manufacturer or seller of a defective tool, material, or piece of equipment that caused their injury. Our St.
Petersburg and Clearwater Construction Accident Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can help you sort out your injuries following a construction accident throughout Pinellas County.
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Our St. Petersburg and Clearwater Construction Accident Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can launch our own investigation into your accident to reveal whether any third parties are at- fault for your injuries other than your employer. Claims involving multiple parties can be quite complex, so it is to your benefit to have a lawyer on your side who can gather and review any witness accounts, preserve critical evidence, and identify all negligent parties. Your construction accident claim may involve violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), and we can assist you with every step of reporting the accident so that your injuries are documented properly and that all appropriate parties are aware of the accident details.What are Top Causes of Construction Accidents?
- Falls – including falls from equipment, falls that occur because of lack of training and/or proper fall protection, falls from aerial lifts or scaffolding, or falls that arise because of safety hazards on the job site
- Crush injuries
- Crane accidents
- Accidents arising from negligence or carelessness when operating construction vehicles or equipment
- Amputation injuries
- Chemical burns and other toxic exposures
- Lifting injuries
- Ladder accidents
- Forklift accidents
- Exposure to environmental hazards like carcinogens or other air pollutants
- Puncture wounds, lacerations, torn ligaments, bone fractures, etc. from defective tools or improper training on how to use tools
- Injuries that arise due to a crew member on the job site being intoxicated
- Head or brain injuries
- Explosions and fires
- Trench collapses
- Slip and falls
- Wrongful death
Aside from the significant physical pain and suffering that your construction accident injury may be causing you, you may be left unable to keep your current job status or do any type of work at all, creating financial strain for you and your family. Your mounting medical bills can only make your situation worse.Who is Liable for My Construction Accident Injuries?
- Construction site owner/owner of the premises
- General contractor
- Manufacturers of a defective piece of machinery/equipment
Your injuries from a construction accident may not always clearly point out who is at fault. Those that are involved may try to place blame on others, so you need a lawyer who can step in with the right knowledge base to evaluate your accident and identify those who are responsible for your injuries.
Our St. Petersburg and Clearwater Construction Accident Lawyers at Whittel & Melton may not be able to uncover who is to blame for you construction accident injuries until we can have experts review the evidence, look at photographs, speak to witnesses, and even recreate the conditions of the construction site using similar pieces of equipment that may have been involved. We work with former contractors, safety consultants, engineers, board members of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and OSHA, and other specialists in the field of construction safety.Do You Really Need a St. Petersburg and Clearwater Construction Accident Lawyer?
The process of collecting and preserving evidence is not something a person without a legal background or proper resources can successfully do without complications. We are meticulous when it comes to launching our own investigation into your construction accident injuries because we want to identify all responsible parties. We can handle the stresses of the legal process so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries.
Once you hire our St. Petersburg and Clearwater Construction Accident Lawyers at Whittel & Melton, you can trust us to litigate effectively on your behalf. We will take on the construction company and any third-parties that are responsible using our successfully proven legal strategies. Call us now at 727-823-0000 or contact us online to request a free consultation. We work on a contingency basis, so you owe no down payments or up-front fees. We only get paid if we can recover a settlement or financial award on your behalf.What Damages are Available to You?
You may be able to collect various damages from a construction accident claim, including:
- Medical treatments
- Rehabilitation therapy costs
- Lost wages
- Mental and emotional anguish
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Other non-economic losses (damages that are intangible)
The full value of your case and the damages that you may be able to collect all depend on specifics related to your lawsuit. Our St. Petersburg and Clearwater Construction Accident Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can work with you to create a comprehensive list of all your economic and non-economic losses so that you are compensated accordingly.
Call us today at 727-823-0000 or contact us online 24/7 for a free case review.