Construction Site Accident Lawyer Palm Beach
If you’ve been injured while working in the construction industry, it’s important to speak with a construction site accident lawyer Palm Beach residents trust before making any assumptions about your legal options.
If your injuries are painful, affecting your daily life, or even impacting your ability to return to work, you may be understandably overwhelmed, frustrated, and even angry. Depending on your circumstances, you may also be feeling isolated. Know that you’re not alone. Unfortunately, construction accidents occur with unacceptable regularity. Although no two construction-related accidents are exactly alike, many of them unfold for the same reasons and under the same conditions. The experienced Florida legal team at Law Offices of Franks, Koenig, & Neuwelt takes great pride in representing the interests of injured construction workers. We also have a great deal of experience in this field of law. Chances are that whatever circumstances led to your particular accident, our Palm Beach construction site accident lawyer team has helped others just like you navigate their legal options successfully.
Common Causes of Construction Accidents
Every year, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration analyzes the construction accidents that have occurred nationwide over the previous year. Over time, obvious patterns and trends have emerged. This analysis helps government officials to understand the hazards of the construction industry so that they can strengthen regulations designed to keep workers safe and to hold negligent employers accountable for their unsafe conduct.
Because you work in the construction industry, chances are good that you’ve heard of the construction “fatal four.” This OSHA designation is granted to the four most common causes of construction work fatalities. The fatal four are falls, being struck by an object, electrocutions, and being caught either in or between structures, equipment, or construction material. Each of the fatal four construction accident conditions also cause thousands of injuries each year.
If you weren’t injured as a result of the fatal four, chances are high that your accident was caused, totally or in-part, by unsafe working conditions. The 10 most common unsafe working conditions cited by OSHA during 2019 include inadequate fall protection, inadequate communication about hazards, scaffolding issues, inadequate control of hazardous energy sources, inadequate respiratory protection, inadequate training related to fall prevention and protection, ladder issues, issues with powered industrial trucks, machinery and machine guarding hazards, and inadequate protection for workers’ eyes and faces.
Legal Assistance Is Available
As you can see, unsafe working conditions are common and too often lead to injury on the job. You are not alone in your suffering. Our firm has extensive experience helping injured construction workers like yourself. Please connect with us today so that we may advocate for your interests as well. Our firm’s Palm Beach construction site accident lawyer team looks forward to speaking with you.