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Construction workers don’t need to be told their jobs are often dangerous. But when those hazards are compounded by negligent safety measures, faulty equipment or other circumstances that lead to job-related accidents, the resulting injuries can be devastating to workers and their families.
The Orlando personal injury attorneys at Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter have extensive experience helping construction accident victims and their families pursue the financial security they need as they recover and move forward with their lives. If you or a loved one was injured in a Florida construction site accident, please call (855) 880-4741 for your free case evaluation.
Factors in Construction Accidents
Many accidents in construction zones are the direct result of negligence, but the cause of that negligence can be wide-ranging. Some common factors in construction accidents include:
- Defective tools or machinery
- Ladder or scaffolding mishaps
- Inadequate safety precautions
- Toxic substance exposure
- Coworker carelessness
If you or a family member was hurt in a construction accident, our lawyers can help you understand your legal options and seek fair compensation. Construction site employees are often entitled to benefits under workers’ compensation after suffering job-related injuries. However, in some circumstances a third-party may be held liable for resulting damages.
Construction Accident Injuries
Construction site accidents cause a higher rate of severe and catastrophic personal injuries than other types of workplace accidents. The injuries sustained in construction accidents can be life-changing and commonly include:
- Fractured bones
- Internal and musculoskeletal injuries
- Brain injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries, including paralysis
- Loss-of-limb and amputation injuries
- Severe burns
These injuries can dramatically impact victims and their family members alike. Victims of construction accidents may face extended time away from work, long-term medical care and the need for vocational retraining.
If you or a loved one was hurt in a construction site accident, please contact Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter today by calling (855) 880-4741 or filling out our online form. Our knowledgeable attorneys welcome clients from the greater Orlando area and throughout Florida.