Construction Injuries

Construction sites are inherently dangerous. But neither employers, fellow workers, nor the equipment you use should make construction work more dangerous than it needs to be.

The experienced Florida construction accident attorneys at Howard S. Grossman, P.A., can fully evaluate any construction accident and will determine whether your claim falls under workers compensation or personal injury law, or both.

Many accidents on construction sites are covered under workers' compensation insurance, which all employers must carry. Workers' compensation makes employers immune from personal injury lawsuits arising out of an accident.

However, certain types of accidents, known as "third-party claims," are not covered by workers' comp. Third-party claims involve suing people or companies other than your employer, such as other subcontractors, who are at fault for the accident.

The future of third-party construction accident claims, however, is in doubt. In 2003, the Florida legislature passed a law giving subcontractors and other third parties an immunity to litigation similar to what is enjoyed by employers. Supposedly, you must prove gross negligence, such as willfully ignoring safety regulations. But this law has not made it all the way through the appellate process, and our lawyers are eager to find out if it is truly enforceable.

Whether or not your injury is covered by workers' compensation, we can help. In addition to being very effective workers' compensation attorneys, we have significant experience in personal injury investigations and products liability. We will thoroughly investigate your case in an attempt to determine the true cause of your accident. It may seem at first that workers' compensation insurance is the only source of recovery, but upon careful investigation, it becomes clear that a third party or even defective equipment is truly to blame.

Our Florida trial attorneys have handled numerous types of construction accident cases including those involving:

  • Wrongful death
  • Construction scaffolding failures
  • Ladder and roof falls
  • Forklift injuries
  • Welding accidents,
  • Defective construction equipment, power tools and large machinery (Product Liability)
  • Failures of building materials
  • Buildings falling apart
  • Improperly installed electrical wiring
  • Toxic exposure
  • Chemical exposure

Before you sign anything provided by your employer or other party, be sure to speak with a lawyer. Our construction accident attorneys meet with injured workers and their families free of charge to discuss their case. We do any later work on contingency, charging no attorneys' fees or costs until a settlement or verdict is achieved.

We represent injured construction workers throughout Florida, including:

  • Plumbers
  • Painters
  • Carpenters
  • Welders
  • Mechanics
  • Electricians
  • Surveyors
  • Iron workers
  • Laborers
  • Landscapers
  • Window washers
  • Heavy equipment operators

From our main office in Boca Raton and a satellite office in Clewiston, Florida, the construction accident lawyers of our law firm serve injured victims in Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, Riviera Beach, West Palm Beach, Wellington, Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Loxahatchee, Clewiston, Lantana, Stuart, Fort Pierce, Parkland, Coconut Creek, Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach, Lighthouse Point. Our firm's construction site injury attorneys serve injured clients in Hillsboro Beach, Tamarac, North Lauderdale, Oakland Park, Fort Lauderdale, Wilton Manors, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderhill, Sunrise, Plantation, Weston, Davie, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, Cooper City, Southwest Ranches, Miramar, Pembroke Park, Dania Beach, Hallandale Beach, St. Lucie, Fort Myers, Orlando, Miami, Miami Lakes, Aventura, Sunny Isles Beach, Hialeah, Coral Gables, Miami Gardens and North Miami.