If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury or wrongful death in a construction accident, you may want to consider pursuing a claim for financial compensation. Construction workers can seek medical treatment and lost wages through workers’ compensation insurance. However, construction workers and non-workers alike may have grounds to pursue a personal injury lawsuit, depending on who had fault and whether the accident resulted from negligence.
A construction accident lawyer in Port St. Lucie, FL can assist you in determining who had fault for your injuries and prepare the strongest possible case on your behalf. If you would like to hold the at-fault party accountable for their negligence and obtain fair financial compensation for your injuries, contact the Law Offices and Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733 to schedule a no-cost consultation.
Construction Accidents & Injuries in Port St. Lucie FL
Construction sites across the city play host to thousands of workers and site visitors every day – potentially exposing each one to the risk of a construction accident and injury.
Some of the most common types of construction accidents include:
- Falls from ladders, scaffolds, or structures
- Falling debris striking victims below
- Heavy machinery accidents
- Slip and fall or trip and fall accidents
- Construction vehicle crashes
The liability for construction injury accidents may fall to project owners, developers, architects, engineers, general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, equipment manufacturers, or any other party who acted negligently or recklessly.
Examples of negligent acts that cause Port St. Lucie construction accidents are as follows.
- Failure to repair or maintain construction equipment
- Failure to implement or enforce safety protocols and standards
- Failure to provide adequate training for site workers
- Structural design defects
- Materials or equipment defects
- Knowingly allowing a hazardous or dangerous environment onsite
- Failure to maintain a reasonably safe job site
This list covers only some of the possible scenarios that could lead to a deadly construction accident scenario. If our legal team can demonstrate that the at-fault party’s negligence led to your accident and injury, we can build a strong case on your behalf.
Understanding the Value of Having a Construction Accident Lawyer
With a construction accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine on your side, you will have a powerful and determined advocate ready to fight for your rights.
Our legal team will gather critical information necessary to support your claim and identify the at-fault party. We have many resources available to assist in this effort, including investigators, safety experts, and medical specialists. We can even reconstruct the accident scene.
Once we have identified the at-fault party, we will submit your claim based on the applicable legal standards:
Construction Accident Workers’ Compensation Claims
If workers’ compensation refuses your claim, or if the company refuses to provide you with adequate care for your injuries, we can assist you with pursuing a claim or filing a lawsuit. In many cases, workers injured in a construction accident may also pursue a claim against the general contractor, a product or equipment manufacturer, or against the project’s owner or architect.
Personal Injury Construction Accident Claims
We will use this approach to your case if you sustained injuries in a construction accident as a bystander, passerby, site visitor, consultant, or another non-employee capacity. In most cases, we submit your claim to the at-fault party’s liability insurance carrier.
Product Defect Claims for Construction Accidents
If a design or manufacturing defect caused your injuries, we may pursue a claim with the designer, manufacturer, dealer, or retailer of the defective machinery, tool, equipment, or product.
Premises Liability Construction Accident Claims
In this scenario, we will submit your claim to the project owner or their insurance company. We may use this approach if the project’s owner knew about (or should have known about) a potentially hazardous condition on the construction site but took no action to ensure your safety.
In each case, except for product defect claims, we must demonstrate the at-fault party’s negligence to establish legal liability.
Once we submit your claim, we will aggressively pursue a fair settlement agreement with the at-fault party or their insurance carrier. If necessary, we will prepare your case for court and file a lawsuit.
Calculating Your Construction Accident Claim Settlement Value
We will establish the value of your claim based on the nature of your injuries and your prognosis for recovery. Although each case is unique, some of the most common injuries that result from construction accidents include:
- Fractured or crushed bones
- Electrical or chemical burns
- Internal injuries
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Neck and spinal cord injuries
- Lost limbs or digits
- Wrongful death
For personal injury, product defect, and premises liability claims, our legal team will calculate your settlement claim by adding together some or all of these items, depending on the facts of your case:
- Medical bills and care costs to date
- Lost income and benefits to date
- Estimated future treatment and care costs
- Estimated future lost wages and benefits
- Estimated future lost opportunity value
- Pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional damages
If you sustained a permanent injury or became disabled, we will also include the legal value of those damages.
Call Now for a Free Consultation with a Construction Accident Lawyer in Port St. Lucie
If you sustained injuries in a construction accident in Port St. Lucie, call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine before you make any decisions or provide any statements to the insurance company.
We offer a no-obligation case evaluation to help you understand your legal rights and options for pursuing a claim. If we can demonstrate that one or more parties acted recklessly or negligently, causing the accident that led to your injuries, you have the right to seek compensation and hold the responsible party accountable.
We will fight diligently to get you the settlement you deserve, to ensure you receive comprehensive medical care and compensation for your lost income and related damages. This will allow you to focus on your health and recovery, rather than worrying about how you will pay your bills.
Call our office at 1-800-747-3733 to schedule your free consultation with a construction accident lawyer in Port St. Lucie, FL.