South Florida has been extremely fortunate in that there has been a building boom for many years, even during the economic downturn. New condominiums, hotels, office buildings and various types of commercial and residential property are constantly under construction or renovation. The construction boom results in many jobs for construction workers. However, construction workers are subject to dangerous working conditions and environments, often resulting in severe injuries and sometimes death. Miami personal injury and wrongful death attorney Brandon Stein represents those injured at or near construction sites and their families of the deceased and offers a free consultation to discuss your case.
Construction Accident Data
Construction accidents are common. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 774 construction worker on-the-job deaths in 2010. And, according to statistics from The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 4,609 workers were killed at their job in 2011. Twelve percent of the fatal work injuries involved contractors. The most common types of construction accidents – referred to as “Construction’s Fatal Four” are falls, electrocution, “struck by object” and “caught-in/between.” According to OSHA, safety standards are frequently violated, resulting in injury or death. They include scaffolding and ladder violations, respiratory protection violations, electrical wiring violations, machine violations, electrical systems design problems and more.
Workers’ Compensation, Personal Injury, Product Liability and Wrongful Death Claims
If you were injured on a construction site job because of employer negligence, a Worker’s Compensation claim is normally the most viable means to obtain compensation. In specific circumstance a personal injury claim may be pursued. Often, more than one party may share liability, including the construction site owner, supervisors and managers, subcontractors, equipment and tool manufacturers and others. A personal injury claim may seek compensation for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering and more. If a spouse, parent or child lost their life, survivors may have a valid wrongful death claim. Attorney Stein represents clients in product liability claims as well.
Personal injury and wrongful death attorney Brandon Stein provides aggressive and responsive legal representation to his clients. He realizes the trauma and stress that a family goes through when a loved one is injured or loses their life. As a plaintiff’s attorney, he is an advocate and voice for his clients and he will fight for the maximum amount of compensation available under the law. Because cases are accepted on a contingency fee basis, there are no legal fees unless your case is successfully resolved by settlement or verdict. He offers a complimentary case review in which he will explain possible courses of action for you. You are under no obligation whatsoever and you can decide for yourself if you want Attorney Stein to represent you. To schedule your in-person or phone consultation, call Attorney Brandon Stein at 786-766-8701.