Construction Industry Accident Victims The Law Offices Of Sean M. Cleary
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We offer skillful legal assistance in personal injury cases resulting from various industry-related accidents across Florida. We do not serve any industries and do not represent companies, only injured individuals.
According to the U.S. Labor Department, Florida ranks top position in construction industry among our other states. Florida’s construction jobs number increased with 22,300 in 2016 due to the great number of tourists that come here every year for both, pleasure and businesses. About 286 billion dollars were invested in public construction. By the year 2023, it is assumed that the construction industry will reach a 30.2 growth rate that will be more than the sum of all the other industries.
Construction Industry Accident Statistics
Unfortunately, many accidents can happen in the construction industry and most of the times, people get injured or killed in Florida’s companies. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics certified 309 fatalities in 2016 compared to 272 injuries suffered in 2015. Every year 631 employees are killed in our country by the ‘Fatal Four’:
Falls — 384 out of 991 total deaths in construction in CY 2016 (38.7%)
Struck by Object - 93 (9.4%)
Electrocutions - 82 (8.3%)
Caught-in/between - 72 (7.3%)
From construction’s ‘fatal four’, in 2015 the most common causes of producing accidents were the falls:
Roofs and roof edges falls caused about 106 construction fatalities;
Ladder falls were the cause of 89 accidents;
Scaffold caused approximately 55 deaths among the workers.
If you or a member of your family were the victims of a construction accident, you are entitled to a proper compensation for your loss. You should consult now our experienced attorneys to start the investigation of your case. At The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary, we provide professional advice and legal support for our clients.
Fatal construction injuries increased alarmingly in 2015. Ironworkers and steelworkers’ fatal injuries went from 28.3 to 29.8, ranking the sixth on the deadliest jobs list with 17 lives lost.
Census Fatal Occupational Injuries’ reports show that structure and building workers had a 27% increasing injury rate in 2015. Nonfatal injuries suffered by construction workers that require days off include:
Construction employees are mostly exposed to chronic lung diseases, including cancer and asbestosis, because of dust and chemical substances’ inhalation (silica, heavy metals and toxic gases). Because of the exposure to poisonous substances, approximately 50% of construction workers suffer from hearing loss, neurological damage, but also infertility and chronic pain.
Several parties can be held accountable if you have been injured in a construction-related job. At The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary, our specialized attorneys provide a free initial evaluation then start immediately the proper investigation to determine the defendants’ liability.
The designer of the working equipment/defective part
The manufacturer of defective equipment and machines
The construction team manager
The manufacturer of the defective safety equipment