West Palm Beach Construction Accident Lawyers
Scott J. Sternberg & Associates, P.A., serves those living and working in Florida, offers legal representation for those who have suffered construction injuries or workplace injuries. When a worker has a construction accident he/she will often receive worker’s compensation and, if they are disabled by their injuries for 12 months or longer, they will often qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD).
However, when you are in an construction accident and are the victim of injuries you may sue the responsible parties for strict liability as well as negligence. Also, those have lost a loved one in a construction accident may file a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible parties.
Common Florida Construction Accidents
Although the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) oversees safety on construction sites and in the workplace, it cannot ensure that every company is following safety standards. When a company does not adhere to OSHA regulations and an accident occurs, they can be sued by an injured party for negligence, and they may recover for expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering in relationship to their accident.
Common accidents on construction sites include workers falling from elevated surfaces, those being hit by falling debris, and workers being electrocuted, hit by construction vehicles, and injured in welding mishaps. Also, explosions, industrial gases, and equipment failure may be responsible for serious injuries.
If you have been involved in an accident and received construction injuries and the conditions under which you had been working appear to have been unsafe, then you may have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit. If OSHA violations have occurred, then such violations may be actionable in a civil court.
A Successful Construction Accident Law Firm
When it comes to being represented in a construction injury lawsuit you want to make sure that you utilize a law firm that has a proven record of success such as Scott J. Sternberg & Associates, P.A. This is very important, as such civil lawsuits, whether they are related to personal injury or wrongful death, can be exceptionally complex.
One dilemma for those who have been injured is determining which people and companies you should sue. That’s because often more than one entity is responsible for your injuries. If you are in a construction accident, responsible parties may include the owner of the construction company, subcontractors, other workers, equipment manufacturers, and owners of onsite construction equipment. A lawyer who has experience in representing those who have been injured in construction accidents will be able to determine which parties should be included in your lawsuit.
Also, often one can settle construction injury lawsuits outside of the courtroom. This may be to the plaintiff’s advantage as it can greatly reduce costs, speed up the time it takes to receive compensation, and result in a generous award. Your attorney at the law firm of Scott J. Sternberg & Associates, P.A., will endeavor to settle your claim as soon as possible, as long as it is to your ultimate benefit. The lawyers at Scott J. Sternberg & Associates, P.A., have extensive experience in negotiating out of court settlements, as well as being seasoned in bringing cases to trial and successfully representing those who have been the victims of construction accidents.
Hiring A West Palm Beach Construction Accident Lawyer
If you have suffered construction injuries and believe that you have the foundation for a lawsuit, please contact the law firm of Scott J. Sternberg & Associates, P.A., online or at 561-687-5660 for an initial consultation today. Our attorneys, who focus on personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits in relationship to construction injuries, possess the necessary insight, experience, and knowledge required to pursue a successful civil lawsuit. We can ensure that you get the compensation that you deserve for your injuries.