Wrongful death at a construction site
If a friend or loved one has been killed at work on a construction site, you should immediately contact an experienced wrongful death attorney.
When tragedy strikes, people usually don’t think of filing a lawsuit right away. The first priority will be to find peace and comfort during such a difficult time. However, as soon as you are able, it makes sense to contact an experienced wrongful death attorney to discuss your legal rights and any statute of limitations which might apply.
Construction site injuries and deaths are very common, especially in a state like Florida where roads and structures are constantly being built. There are some surprising and interesting statistics regarding construction injuries. Did you know that one in ten construction workers are injured every year? Or that 60% of construction site injuries occur within the worker’s first year of employment? Falls are the most common cause of fatal injuries, and the most violated OSHA standard is the failure to follow proper fall prevention guidelines.
The most common causes of construction site injuries and deaths include the following:
- Defective equipment
- Objects falling
- Slip and falls
- Crush injuries
- Burns and explosions
- Traumatic Brain injuries
It can sometimes be very complicated to determine who was at fault. There are often many contractors working on a site at any given time and you will need a wrongful death attorney who is experienced in construction site claims to guide you through the process. The relationships among the various contractors can be quite complicated and often involve detailed written contracts that must be analyzed and interpreted.
You will also need an experienced attorney to determine if your claim will be limited by workers compensation laws. If you have a friend or loved one who has been killed on a construction site, call Jeff Murphy Law for a free consultation so you can learn more about your legal rights and properly protect yourself and your family.