Florida Construction Accidents: What You Need to Know

by Carmen Dellutri on January 27, 2012

Fort Myers accident attorneysAccording to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of fatal accidents in the private industry construction sector declined by 10 percent in 2010. However, construction accidents still accounted for more fatal work injuries than any other industry.

What Are The Most Common Florida Construction Accidents?

Fall hazards are the leading cause of construction accidents. In 2009, falls accounted for more than one-third of fatal occupational injuries in construction (34%). Nearly half (48%) of all fatal falls in private industry were to construction workers. Transportation-related events were the second leading fatal injury event (25%) in construction, followed by contact with objects and equipment (19%) and exposure to harmful substances and environments (16%).

Can Florida Construction Accidents Be Prevented?

While many construction injuries are caused by simple accidents, others could have been prevented if not for someone else’s negligence. For instance, the safety guidelines are not always followed, machines are not always operated or maintained properly, and employees are not always adequately trained.

In these cases, the injured worker often has grounds for a Florida personal injury lawsuit.

Due to the number of parties that may be liable and the presence of workers’ compensation and other insurance issues, Florida construction accident cases are often complicated. Therefore, accident victims need the help of an experienced and skilled personal injury attorney.

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Florida car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Florida injury attorneys for a free consultation.


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