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Dangers in Construction: Common Florida Construction Site Injuries

There is always something happening at a construction site, it seems. From cranes lifting tons of material hundreds of feet into the air to miles of electrical cable being laid throughout a structure, construction sites are busy and can be prone to causing serious accidents and injuries. This is especially true when safety is not prioritized properly by supervisors, safety crews, and parent companies.

Some of the most common construction site accidents and injuries in Florida are:

  • Falls off scaffolding, ladders, and other heights
  • Slipping or tripping on debris, cables, etc.
  • Trench collapses
  • Falling objects, such as loose tools, striking people below
  • Electrocutions and burns
  • Lacerations and disfigurement
  • Heat and sunstroke
  • Crush injuries
  • Toxic chemical exposure
  • Hearing and vision loss

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), part of the United States Department of Labor, the top four most dangerous construction accidents are falls, struck by object, electrocutions, and caught-in/between accidents. About 20% of all construction accident fatalities are caused by these four dangers. If the “OSHA fatal four” could be entirely eliminated, more than 600 fatal accidents would be prevented each year, and countless more severe or lifelong injuries stopped.

A great way to increase construction accident prevention is enforcing higher safety standards and giving more safety training to construction workers. This responsibility falls upon construction firms and parent companies to make certain their employees are given the right preparation and equipment to prevent accidents.

Legal Representation for Injured Construction Workers

Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A. and our Fort Lauderdale construction accident attorneys understand that you have extensive responsibilities and concerns while working on a construction site. Sometimes when you take the utmost precautions, you can still get into an unfortunate accident that leaves you seriously injured. Our lawyers are here to help you file for workers’ compensation, as you deserve. We can also be your legal guides for a personal injury claim if a third party’s severe negligence caused your injury, not just an honest workplace mistake. We want to see you comfortable and on your feet again, and we will go above and beyond to ensure that happens.

Discuss your possibilities for compensation with us today. Call (888) 499-6206 or contact us onlinefor a no-cost consultation.