Miami Beach Construction Accident Lawyers
If you were injured or a loved one was the victim of a construction accident, we recommend contacting a Miami Beach construction accident lawyer at Gerson & Schwartz P.A. Our legal team has represented accident and injuries victims and surviving family members for over 48 years. We have decades of experience in helping individuals and families pursue the maximum compensation possible for their injuries or loss.
Though the value of your claim will vary depending on many factors, we are proud to be part of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Attorney Nicholas Gerson has helped many clients obtain million and multi-million-dollar settlements.
To talk with us about how much your claim may be worth, and the best way to pursue compensation for your injuries or loss, contact us at (877) 475-2905. You also can reach out to our bilingual construction lawyers through our online form or by emailing email@example.com.Miami Beach, Florida and Construction Accidents
In recent decades, construction has become all too common in Miami and neighboring cities. Miami Beach, a city located on a barrier island off the coast of Miami-Dade County, is experiencing major construction projects as well.
The city, which has a population of more than 92,300 people, is bracing itself for an $800 million redesign of I-395. The sizeable project will also impact parts of I-95 and State Road 836. It is expected to involve lane closures, ramp closures, and detours along the MacArthur Causeway through Fall 2023. Miami Beach already suffers from traffic congestion, especially during tourist season. Miami Beach is one of the most popular vacation destinations in Southern Florida, and millions of people visit each year. Traffic through work zones like this upcoming project increase the risk of construction-related accidents.
Miami Beach high rises, hotels, and resorts also are no stranger to construction and the risks it entails. In December 2018, a worker fell from an elevated platform and died in a historic Miami Beach building. Unfortunately, falls and other accidents happen each year, leading to thousands of construction worker injuries and fatalities.
If you or a loved one were in a construction accident, do not hesitate to call our Miami Beach construction accident attorneys as soon as possible.Common Construction Accidents
Our construction accident lawyers in Miami Beach have handled all types of cases over the years, from the most common to the exceedingly rare. No matter what happened, you should give us a call as soon as possible. We will review the circumstances and advise you on whether you have a workers’ compensation claim, a third-party injury claim, or both. We will guide you in pursuing full and fair compensation for your injuries or the loss of a relative.
We are here to help if you or a loved one were affected by:
- Ladder accident at a construction site
- Scaffold accident
- Crain accidents
- Explosions at a construction site
- Trench collapse at a construction site
- Slip and fall at a construction site
- Falls from heights at a construction site
- Road construction accident
- Vehicle collision at a construction site
- Back-over vehicle accident at a construction site
- Exposure to toxic substances at a construction site
- Workplace violence at a construction site
- Construction accident related to an OSHA violation
- Electric shock or electrocution at a construction site
- Hit by a falling object at a construction site
- Pinned by/between objects at a construction site
An important aspect of construction accidents and investigations is OSHA regulations. OSHA is a federal agency that is responsible for creating safety regulations for industries and workplaces around the U.S. OSHA also monitors workplaces and investigates accidents. When it uncovers regulatory violations, it takes enforcement action, including fining the businesses.
If you were injured or a loved one was lost in a construction accident, our construction accident attorneys in Miami Beach will gather information regarding any related OSHA violations. Evidence of a violation can be used to prove the other party was liable for the accident and your injuries.Compensation for Construction Accident Injuries
If you suffered a serious injury in a construction accident, we recommend talking with a Miami Beach construction accident attorney right away. By talking with a lawyer, you can be confident you have all of the information you need to make the best decisions for you and your family. You will have the information you need to understand your rights and options.
If you are covered by workers’ compensation insurance, then you cannot sue your employer. Your benefits are restricted by the insurance policy, and typically include coverage of your medical expenses and a portion of lost wages.
However, if you are not covered by workers’ comp or someone from outside of your employer caused your injuries, then you may have a third-party liability claim. In this case, we will guide you through a personal injury lawsuit, through which we can fight for you to receive compensation for your:
- Medical Bills
- Lost Income
- Reduced Earning Capacity
- Pain and Suffering
- Emotional Distress
- Reduced Quality of Life
- Loss of Consortium
Gerson & Schwartz P.A. is here to help when you are suffering from serious construction accident injuries. We believe in promptly and thoroughly investigating accident cases, gathering as much evidence as possible, and fighting for the maximum compensation for your injuries. To talk wish us about your options and how we can help, call us at (305) 371-6000.