Construction Accident Attorney St Petersburg
What you should do
St. Petersburg Florida Construction Accident Lawyer
Construction sites are more dangerous and pose a higher level of threat for personal injury than the average person is aware. However, when one considers the various forms and sizes of construction vehicles and their capabilities—safety precautions should arise. Some construction sites are building sites for skyscrapers; it’s virtually inconceivable that safety precautions aren’t rehearsed for the dangers presented by extreme heights—one missed footing could lead to a fatal tumble. The same could be said of bridge workers; many bridges are built over water, and an unfortunate fall from its peak onto the body of water below, would be the equivalent of falling onto the concrete from a skyscraper. Highway and road construction presents the immediate danger of being struck by a car at possible high speeds—the number of road crew members injured by speeding vehicles each year is staggering. Quarries are another type of construction site that presents unbelievable risk of personal and/or catastrophic injury. Quarries can be best described as “miniature canyons” and are tooled by colossal construction vehicles mirroring and standing parallel to the size of a building several stories tall!
The construction industry is a very hazardous field of work, which often presents life-threatening injuries. Nearly 185,000 construction and on-the-job injuries and accidents were reported. Of that statistic approximately 775 resulted in death. Because construction injuries are also classified as “On-the-job” injuries; there’s more fine print and legalities to read through, and navigate than the average auto or bike accident and injury.
Nearly all construction employers; whether the firm is large or small, will have a staff of corporate lawyers, doctors, and insurance agents. Though they may share the same employer as you; these lawyers, doctors, and insurance agents are not looking out for your best interests—they are called “corporate” for a reason—to protect their employer—not you.
To level this “playing field” you need the services of a personal injury lawyer that not only specializes in construction injuries, but on-the-job injuries as well. Your personal injury lawyer should be familiar with the regulations of the following organizations:
- OSHA—Occupational Safety and Health Administration
- Department of Labor
- Florida Workman’s Compensation Laws
- “The Fatal 4 Injuries”—Falls, electrocutions, struck with object, caught between
A construction injury lawyer will know the classification of your injury and the best strategy for presenting a case for such an injury. They will also know how to use guidelines of OSHA and the Department of Labor to your advantage. Your construction lawyer is highly familiar with the subpar tactics of corporate lawyers, doctors, and insurance agents and are well-prepared to counter those tactics with sound legal experience and maneuverability that truly holds your best interest in mind. Don’t procrastinate or hesitate—consult and/or hire your construction lawyer today.
Hopefully, you will never be in a position in which you need the legal services of a St. Petersburg personal injury lawyer that specializes in commercial litigation, construction accidents, and construction injuries, but in the event that you do, please give Hoag Law Firm a call or complete your online Free Case Evaluation. A free consultation can help you understand your rights. With honest advice and an experienced attorney at your side, you can recover the largest possible settlement and get back to living your life.