Under Florida law, general contractors are required to maintain a safe and reasonable working environment for subcontractors hired to perform services at constructions sites; however, when these regulations are ignored, construction workers may be faced with significant risks for personal injury.
At the Shiner Law Group, we understand how serious workplace injuries can be, as our award-winning law firm has handled thousands of personal injury cases for over 15 years.
We provide aggressive legal representation for injured construction workers and their families because we are committed to obtaining substantial, favorable results.
If you or your loved one has been injured in a ladder, welding, or scaffolding accident on a Florida construction site, contact our experienced attorneys at the Shiner Law Group to review your legal rights and options in a free consultation.
We customize our legal services on a contingency-fee basis: you pay nothing unless we get you a recovery.
Filing a Personal Injury Claim
Statistics indicate construction work is among the most dangerous professions in the United States, with more than 200,000 accidents and 700 fatalities occurring each year.
Indeed, seeking financial compensation from legally sound defendants can be a complex and intimidating process; however, with the benefit of an experienced attorney, you can move forward through the litigation process to obtain the relief you need to move beyond your accident.
While no two cases are alike, the attorneys at the Shiner Law Group identify several factors commonly associated with workplace injury claims:
- Inadequate safety inspections;
- Insufficient training or safety equipment;
- Improper securing of safety equipment;
- Product liability, such as defective ladders;
- Damaged components.
After a thorough and independent investigation, your attorney will determine the causes of your injuries and help identify the appropriate defendants, including, but not limited to, general contractors, property owners, manufacturers, and construction employees.
Damages Recoverable in a Ladder, Welding, and Scaffolding Accident
Understanding the type of compensation available is vital to securing your recovery efforts.
Successful litigation in a personal injury claim rests with the claimant’s ability to show a breach of duty resulted in physical harm, for which your attorney can pursue a broad range of damages for economic and non-economic losses: pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost income, periods of disability, reduced earning capacity, or even wrongful death.
Claimants can bring a legal cause of action against at-fault party within four years from the incident in the state of Florida, per the state’s statute of limitations, or two years in cases of wrongful death.
How a Shiner Law Group Attorney Can Help
If you or your loved one has sustained a physical injury in a ladder, welding, or scaffolding accident, our attorneys at the Shiner Law Group will help you navigate Florida’s complex legal system so you can focus on getting your life back.
We gather, examine, and preserve critical evidence to substantiate your claim, facilitate insurance negotiations to avoid traps and pitfalls, and advise you of your legal rights and responsibilities. When life happens, we’re here to help.