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The legal team at Boohoff Law understands how traumatic and disruptive it can be for you or a loved one to suffer injuries in a construction accident. If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury from a construction accident, you need a fighter on your side with the experience and tenacity to fight for the compensation you deserve. Our team of accessible attorneys and legal staff will work with you to make sure you receive the appropriate compensation.

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Accidents are pretty common in the construction industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), nearly 150,000 construction site accident injuries annually. If you or a loved one suffered an injury from a construction accident, you have the right to take legal action for damages under Florida law. To learn more, contact the experienced Tampa personal injury accident lawyers at Boohoff Law today.

We can review all of your losses and identify all possible avenues for you to seek compensation. We never underestimate the losses of our injured clients, and we will fight for every penny that an injured construction worker or bystander deserves following a severe injury.

Why Boohoff Law Can Make a Difference in Your Construction Accident Case

Tatiana Boohoff, a Boston University School of Law graduate, founded Boohoff Law. For the past ten years, Ms. Boohoff has represented victims of construction accidents in Tampa and throughout Florida.

Ms. Boohoff fights vehemently for her clients’ rights when seeking to hold responsible parties accountable for their actions. Understandably, you have questions and worries after suffering an injury in a construction accident. We will treat you like family and keep you abreast of the legal process throughout the life of your case.

If you suffered an injury in a Tampa construction accident, call Boohoff Law as soon as possible to schedule a consultation with a member of our team. A Tampa construction accident lawyer can answer your questions and build a case in your favor.​

What Are Construction Accidents?

Construction sites are workplaces that contain several types of dangerous hazards. Construction workers are constantly placing their lives on the line to construct the buildings and infrastructures that society enjoys. Some of the hazards construction workers must work around are heights, heavy machinery, toxic chemicals, and exposed wires.

In addition to constantly being exposed to these dangerous hazards daily, construction workers must work long hours. This combination can lead to the cause of many construction accidents.​

Common Types of Construction Accidents

Some construction accidents occur more often than others. These accidents include:

  • Falls from heights. Construction workers constantly work from high locations. Falling from heights is one of the most common accidents that cause construction workers to suffer from severe injuries and death.
  • Electrocution. Construction workers consistently confront wires and power lines that contain dangerous amounts of electricity. When construction workers contact these wires and power lines, they risk electrocution. Electrocution can cause construction workers to experience severe injuries like burns and internal damage.
  • Falling objects. Several objects on the construction site may strike construction workers, especially falling tools or high locations. Depending on the height from which the object has fallen, the falling object can cause the construction worker to experience substantial injuries.
  • Slips and falls. Slip and fall accidents are among the most common workplace accidents, and the construction industry is no exception. Construction workers can slip from the different debris, water, and other materials around the construction site. The slippery surfaces on construction sites can contribute to slip and fall accidents.
  • Being trapped between a surface. Another common accident involves a worker trapped between portions of the construction site. Construction workers are at risk of being trapped, usually between a piece of heavy machinery and a closed portion of a site, like a corner. Construction workers who become trapped can experience severe injuries like amputations or crushed body parts.
  • Site collapses. Construction workers must create trenches and other excavations to help build infrastructures. Unfortunately, these trenches and surrounding areas are unstable and can collapse on workers. Construction workers can instantly die from being trapped under the debris from the falling structures.​

Causes of Construction Accidents

Although construction sites are inherently dangerous workplaces, construction site owners and employers are responsible for providing a safe environment for construction workers. The majority of construction accidents are preventable if employers take the time to provide a safe environment for workers.

Construction companies can provide safety equipment like secure scaffolding and harnesses for construction workers. These pieces of equipment can help reduce the number of construction accidents. Construction companies can also take the time to educate construction workers on prevention safety.

There are many moving parts on a construction site, and this means there are many opportunities for things to go wrong and accidents can result.

Some common causes of construction accidents include:

  • Malfunctioning machinery, equipment, or tools
  • Vehicle accidents due to other drivers
  • Contractor or supplier negligence
  • Defective safety equipment

If an accident happens on a construction site, most workers should be eligible to seek workers’ compensation benefits. These are no-fault benefits that cover medical bills and a portion of lost wages if the injury prevents you from working.

However, workers’ compensation often fails to cover all construction injury-related losses, such as pain and suffering. If a third party’s negligence played a role in causing your construction accident, you can seek compensation by filing a claim against the liable party. This can boost your compensation to ensure you get coverage of all of your losses.

Not every construction accident can lead to a third-party claim. This is something you want an experienced construction accident attorney in Tampa to assess. Our lawyers always review what happened and advise our clients whether they can file a third-party claim, which might be against another company or manufacturer.

If so, we pursue all sources of compensation for your losses, which might include medical expenses, future medical costs, past and future lost income, pain and suffering, permanent impairments or disabilities, and more. We never let our clients settle for workers’ compensation benefits alone if additional money is available from negligent parties.

If a close family member died in a tragic construction accident, we can help your family file a wrongful death claim. In this situation, you are dealing with enough grief and trauma as it is, and you should not have to deal with insurance companies and other parties trying to minimize your compensation. We seek full justice for our clients – whether they are the injured parties or grieving the loss of a loved one due to fatal construction accident injuries.

Tampa Construction Sites With a High Potential For Accidents

Although construction is a crucial industry, it is another industry experiencing a shortage of workers in America. Even more alarming, employers expect their remaining construction workers to complete tight deadlines for specific construction projects.

These conditions guarantee that construction workers will confront dangerous situations that produce workplace injuries. Construction sites that perform work on roofs and high-rise locations can generate the most extensive fatalities and injuries.

Some of the top construction companies around Tampa include:

  • Tampa Bay General Contractors
  • Onsite Construction & Restoration
  • Orion Marine Construction, Inc.
  • JVS Contracting Inc
  • DPR Construction
  • Alto Construction
  • Feliciano Construction Corporation
  • Serene Construction
  • Waterline Construction Inc
  • Tampa Bay Construction Services, LLC

When accidents happen, we stand up to liable corporations on behalf of injured workers, and we will not back down. ​

Start Working With Our Tampa Construction Accident Lawyers Today

Construction accidents can cause severe harm to workers, including death. Even if construction workers are lucky enough to come out of the accident alive, their injuries may be so severe that they may not return to the profession.

The emotional trauma from a construction accident is just as detrimental as the physical trauma. At Boohoff Law, we understand how traumatic and disruptive a construction accident can be for the victim and the victim’s family. Construction workers may assume that workers’ compensation benefits are enough compensation for their injuries. However, insurance adjusters may attempt to deny workers’ compensation claims and delay the ability to receive benefits.

Construction companies are not the only parties held liable for construction accidents in Florida. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, multiple parties like property owners and manufacturers can also be held liable for a construction worker’s injuries. An experienced Tampa construction accident lawyer can ensure that every party responsible for your construction accident is liable.

Another strength of a Tampa construction accident lawyer is negotiating with insurance companies on your behalf. Our construction accident lawyers know the tactics that insurance companies will use to deny your compensation. Insurance companies are known for denying legitimate construction accident claims and insinuating that you were responsible for your accident.

Even if an insurance company pretends to act decently and offers you a settlement, the settlement will be lower than the actual compensation you are entitled to and can receive from pursuing your claim.

Call Boohoff Law Tampa Construction Accident Lawyers Now

Some of the most tragic accidents involve construction accidents. The team at Boohoff Law understands how disruptive and traumatic a construction accident can be for you and your family. We’re here to help you fight until you receive the compensation you deserve.

You can miss substantial time at work, preventing you from earning a living and providing for your family. If you or a loved one suffered an injury in a Tampa construction accident, complete our contact form, or call our Tampa office at (813) 445-8161 for your free, confidential, no-obligation consultation.

Boohoff Law P.A. Tampa, Florida Location

829 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Tampa, FL 33603
Phone: (813) 536-6221

What actions can I take to ensure a safe workplace?

As a construction worker, you have federal and state rights to work in a safe environment. One of those rights is notifying your employer that you feel working in a dangerous work environment. You can also follow up on your notification in writing for documentation purposes. If you still think that the workplace is unsafe and contains safety hazards, you can also file a complaint with your nearest OSHA representative.​

Am I entitled to more than just workers’ compensation if I suffer injuries while working on a construction site?

It depends on whether other parties can be held liable for your construction accident. Once you pursue workers’ compensation benefits, you lose the right to take legal action against your employer for your accident. However, you can still pursue legal action against other parties that can be liable for your accident, like the property owner or tool manufacturer.​

Can a property owner be liable for my Tampa construction accident?

It depends on the amount of authority the property owner has over the construction project and the property. The property owner can be held liable, for example, if the property owner fails to notify construction workers of any safety hazards on the property.​

Can I file a Tampa construction accident claim against other parties even if I collect workers’ compensation benefits?

Yes. Even though you cannot hold your employer liable for your construction accident claim, you can still file a claim against other negligent parties even if you are currently receiving workers’ compensation benefits. However, your workers’ compensation benefits may be affected depending on whether you receive compensation.

What types of damages can I pursue in a Tampa construction accident claim?

As a construction accident victim, you can pursue damages such as past and future medical expenses, past and future loss of income, pain, suffering, and enjoyment of life. If the victim is deceased due to the construction accident, the survivors can pursue damages for burial and funeral expenses and emotional distress.​

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