At The Killino Firm, we know construction accidents. We recognize the lasting effects a single-event construction accident can have on a worker and his or her family. As a result, we fight aggressively on behalf of injured workers and their families to ensure they recover the maximum amount of compensation they are entitled to.
Our Florida construction accident lawyers have a proven record of success in handling personal injury and wrongful death cases involving construction accidents. From scaffolding injuries and slips and falls to equipment malfunctions and defective products, we have experience in a broad range of construction accidents.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a construction accident and are seeking help from an experienced and aggressive injury lawyer, contact The Killino Firm today. We will handle your case with personalized care and compassion, while fighting zealously to ensure your rights are fully protected.
Florida Construction Accident Law
Our personal injury lawyers are very familiar with the laws governing construction accidents. Construction companies and third party contractors are required to comply with specific U.S. Department of Labors’ Occupations Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards.
When an accident occurs, we are prepared to thoroughly investigate the situation to determine whether safety standards were violated. We will then fight tirelessly to expose any negligence and ensure that you and your family recover the full amount of compensation for your injuries and losses.
Types of Construction Accidents
Construction sites are home to dangerous, heavy equipment, which can cause accidents if the proper safety precautions are not taken. Construction companies must follow safety standards, including:
- Providing employees with correct and adequate training
- Providing proper safety equipment and protective gear
- Providing outlines for safety procedures
- Ensuring all equipment is safe for operating
- Ensuring a safe environment for all workers
When negligence occurs, the following accidents may occur:
- Scaffolding accidents
- Explosions, fires
- Electrocution accidents
- Ladder accidents
- Falls from high buildings
- Falling debris
- Equipment malfunctions
- Fork lift accidents
- Back hoe accidents
- Trench collapse
At The Killino Firm, our construction accident lawyers are prepared to handle your personal injury or wrongful death case. We will dig deep beneath the surface to determine not only what happened but why.
Using cutting edge technology, we will evaluate every shred of evidence in your case and fight aggressively on your behalf at every stage of the process. We will keep you well informed of what is going on so there are no surprises.
Construction Accident Statistics
Following are some construction site statistics documented by OSHA:
- Falls are the leading cause of construction site deaths
- Roughly 50 percent of deaths and 4,500 injuries occur every year from scaffolding accidents
- Roughly 95,000 injuries and 100 deaths are caused by forklift accidents every year
- About 25,000 serious injuries and 35 deaths are caused by stairway and ladder falls
At The Killino Firm, our attorneys are well equipped with the knowledge and skills you need to aggressively fight for the compensation you need and deserve. We are committed to guiding you through the maze of medical care and treatments and will help you deal with the insurance companies.
If you are in need of a construction lawyer who will exhaustedly investigate your case, contact our personal injury lawyers today.