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There are nearly six million construction workers in the U.S. These workers build, repair and maintain our private homes, places of business and public infrastructure. Often, this work puts them in harm’s way. A worker who’s injured on a construction site is typically entitled to medical and lost wage benefits through the Florida workers’ compensation program.
The Orlando law firm of Frank M. Eidson, P.A., helps injured construction workers throughout central Florida to obtain these benefits they need and deserve. Contact us today to learn, through a free case review, how we can help you following a construction site accident.
Construction site accidents occur every daily. Statistics indicate that:
The construction industry’s so-called “Fatal Four” are responsible for approximately 3 out of 5 construction worker deaths. Construction’s Fatal Four (out of 775 construction deaths each year) are:
These accidents are not responsible solely for fatal construction site accidents. They also are a leading source of injury.
For example, more than 1 in 5 construction injuries result from falls, including slip or trip incidents on the same level and falls to a lower level (particularly falls from roofs).
Other leading construction accidents include those involving:
The term “construction worker” is an extremely general term for an industry that employs nearly 6 million workers. According to the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), workers may be involved in sub-categories of construction that include:
While serious injuries result from events such as falls from roofs and collapsing cranes capture headlines, many construction injuries involve aches and pains related to overexertion and repetitive motion.
Construction injuries that are frequently reported include:
With Frank M. Eidson in your corner, you can deal with setbacks that you encounter in the process of seeking Florida workers’ compensation benefits.
He can also help you to pursue compensation that goes beyond benefits. For instance, if your direct employer isn’t to blame for your injury, it is necessary to investigate all possible third-party sources of liability, including the property owner and subcontractors.
Allow Orlando area attorney Frank M. Eidson to assist you in seeking the funds you need and deserve after a construction site accident and injury. Get started by contacting us today.
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