Anyone working in the construction industry knows that work can be dangerous and that they may someday need a construction accident attorney. In fact, the #1 cited standard by the Federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) involves fall protection on construction sites (29 CFR 1926.501). Additionally, over 20% of all on the job deaths in 2017 happened in the construction industry. It’s no wonder that hundreds of workers in Florida suffer serious injuries every year while working at construction sites. These injuries can result from crane accidents, defective machinery or tools, such as nail guns, electrical saws or drills, misuse of equipment by fellow employees, falls off scaffolding, roofs, or ladders, careless forklift drivers, slip and falls, and even exposure to harmful or toxic chemicals.
Injury Attorney Rand Saltsgaver
There is no limit to the types of trauma or physical injury persons may suffer while on the job at a construction site. At the Law Offices of Rand Saltsgaver, LLC, the most common injuries we see in construction cases are open or closed head injuries, spinal cord damage, broken bones, amputations, electrical or chemical burns, mesothelioma, and back or neck injuries. These injuries are often serious and may have life-altering consequences. That industrial accident can stick you with huge medical bills, and leave you unable to work for weeks, if not months. Being unable to earn a living can devastate a family and leave them in financial ruins. Unfortunately, Florida workers’ compensation benefits fail to adequately cover all the expenses when a person is hurt on a job site. This can make your medical and financial recovery even more challenging for you and your family. There is no need to go it alone when you or a loved one is hurt on a construction site.
The team at Rand Saltsgaver Law is here to help. We have almost four decades of experience in representing workers and other persons hurt on construction sites. During that time, Orlando Attorney Rand Saltsgaver has handled hundreds of these cases throughout Florida and tried dozens of workers compensation cases before Judges in Orange, Seminole, Volusia, Brevard, and Lee Counties, among others. We fight workers’ compensation insurance companies on a regular basis, so we know what needs to be done, in order to get the best possible result for you. First, we investigate every facet of the accident to see whether our client may have, in addition to a workers compensation case, a separate liability claim, against another party for negligence, or defective product. We will talk with any witnesses or persons having information that might be relevant to your claim. We might also investigate any previous accidents on the same job site and involving the same construction companies. We will look for violations of federal OSHA regulations, state of Florida regulations, County or City ordinances, and other safety standards that might apply to your case. Upon occasion, we uncover a pattern of similar accidents, due to carelessness, or improper operating procedures on a job site. We also consult with and hire medical professionals, if necessary, to prepare your case for a workers compensation hearing or jury trial in a state Circuit or Federal civil court. We also work with construction engineers, safety professionals, economists, and other experts to make sure we do the best we can to get you a full and fair recovery If the insurance companies or other defendants are unwilling to pay you a reasonable amount of money to settle your case, we won’t hesitate to take your case to court, and let the Judge or jury decide what should be paid to you.
Construction site injuries can be among the most physically, emotionally, and financially painful experiences a person can suffer in their life. If you or someone you love, has suffered injuries while working on or visiting a construction site, contact Rand Saltsgaver Law Offices, LLC. . We have proudly served Central Florida for over 40 years and look forward to serving you as well. Call 407-250- 6558 to schedule a free consultation, and remember that we don’t get paid if we don’t win.