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As of 2019, there are 11.4 million U.S. workers employed in the construction industry, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). These jobs are often centered around hazardous circumstances and a large amount of physical labor. Construction workers are often required to use heavy machinery and operate from elevated heights, making their jobs even more dangerous. Construction companies that employ these laborers have a duty to maintain safe conditions – meaning they need to make sure employees are properly trained and qualified, there is proper communication among sta about known risks, structures are stable, and machinery is functioning properly. Sadly, many companies shirk their responsibilities to their sta and place innocent lives in danger. When a construction site is not safe for any reason, the likelihood of a construction accident rises, and construction workers, visitors to the site, and all pedestrians and bystanders could be harmed.
If you or a family member has been injured or killed in a construction accident in Tampa Bay or elsewhere in Hillsborough County, then you may be entitled to financial compensation from the responsible party. Construction accidents can result in serious personal injuries and in the worst cases, wrongful death. Our Tampa Construction Accident Attorneys at Whittel & Melton want you to know that you have legal recourse for your su ering. We know how devastating construction accidents can be, which is why we believe in helping our clients fight for justice. Many construction accidents are entirely preventable, and you deserve to be compensated for all that you have lost. Call us now at 813-221-3200 or contact us online for afree consultation to learn more about how we may be able to help you with your construction accident case.Frequent Causes of Tampa Construction Accidents
Employers and construction site managers are responsible for preventing injuries and deaths on construction sites. They must train employees properly, make sure all areas have appropriate warning signs and clear walking paths, make sure all machines and tools are in working order, make sure that all sca olding is properly assembled, establish a safety culture, establish a site-specific safety plan, conduct daily safety meetings, and hold everyone accountable for their actions. When they fail to inspect, evaluate, and adjust, then their negligence can lead to tragic accidents.
Common causes of construction accidents include the following:
- Unclear training or lack of communication
- Equipment malfunction
- Falling/flying objects, masonry walls, or vehicles that can hit workers or innocent bystanders
- Slip and falls
- Falls from elevated heights
- Exposure to toxic substances
- Electrocution, commonly from improper training and/or contact with power lines Being caught between objects
- Transportation incidents
- Fatalities from fires and explosions
When you are trying to recover from a construction site accident injury, it can be quite intimidating to simultaneous pursue a personal injury claim. Our Tampa Construction Accident Attorneys at Whittel & Melton are here to help and can answer all your questions about the claims process and advise you on what steps to take next. Call us now at 813-221- 3200 or contact us online for a free consultation.Frequently Asked Questions
Every personal injury and wrongful death claim are unique, but our years of experience working in the civil court system has shown us there are common themes that reoccur in these types of cases. Here are shared questions that we get following construction accidents from clients that may be similarly situated to you. If you do not see the answer that you need outlined below, please reach out to us at 813-221-3200 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation so that we can further discuss your needs.Why Hire Us for Your Tampa Construction Accident Case?
Construction site injuries are infamously disastrous and traumatic. If you are recovering from an injury or are seeking financial recourse on behalf of a loved one who lost their life in a construction accident, then the first step is to seek the help of a lawyer who has experience with these types of claims. A lawyer can be beneficial to your case for several reasons, knowledge of the laws, familiarity with time constraints (statute of limitations and other filing deadlines), and the fact that lawyers typically are able to get their clients more money than if they were to pursue their case on their own. There is no risk to you to enlist the help of our Tampa Construction Accident Attorneys at Whittel & Melton as we o er free consultations and work on a contingency basis. If we are not successful in obtaining a settlement or financial award on your behalf, then you will not owe us any money. Call us now at 813-221- 3200 or contact us online 24/7.How Much Is My Case Worth?
Without a consultation there is now way for us to place a dollar amount on your case. Even after meeting with us and telling us about your accident, we can only provide an estimate as to what your case is worth. We will have to look over your hospital and medical bills (both past and present), calculate your lost earnings from being unable to work, and consult with medical and economic experts who can help us place a precise dollar amount on your injuries and pain and su ering so that you will be taken care of now and in the future. No two construction accident cases are exactly the same, which is why you need to meet with a lawyer face-to-face to understand what you can expect.When Should I Contact an Attorney in Tampa?
Once you have taken care of your medical needs, then your next step is to reach out to a lawyer to help with your case. Our Tampa Construction Accident Attorneys at Whittel & Melton make house calls and hospital visits for this very reason – you need to act fast. There is a statute of limitations placed on construction accident claims and you want to get your money as soon as possible, so speaking to a lawyer right away can help speed up this process.In Florida, you have four years from the date of the construction accident to file a personal injury claim. If you were injured on the job, then you only have two years from the date of the injury to file a workers' compensation claim.
If you or a loved one has been harmed in a construction accident due to negligence, then we urge you to contact us as soon as possible so that we can begin helping you on your path to recovering financial compensation. We will handle every aspect of your case from start to finish so that you can focus on healing. To learn more about how we can help you, call us now in Tampa at 813-221-3200 or contact us online 24/7.