No matter where you work, how careful the safety regulations are, or what you personally do to protect yourself, accidents can happen on the job. Perhaps more than any other field of employment though, construction sites are a risky place to work and frequently lead to injured employees. While they vary in type and severity, this remains the same: you need to know your employer’s policies, your insurance policies, and you need an experienced attorney who can make sure you understand how they apply to you. Construction job accidents can range from minor to severe, with the most serious cases including the following injuries:
- broken bones
- paralysis and spinal cord injuries
- concussion and other head injuries
- traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- wrongful death
These injuries or deaths are often caused by preventable circumstances, like unstable scaffolding or ladders, falling debris, improper use of heavy machinery, or unguarded openings. If an accident like this happens to you or a loved one though, what should you do?
After reporting the incident to your employer (or the job site manager), you need to call your attorney. Brooks Law Group has over 20 years of experience in representing clients injured on the job, and we have the skills needed to navigate your situation and get the compensation you and/or your family need to recover and move forward. Our attorneys are committed to helping people who have suffered from construction accident injuries. We provide a free, no obligation case review, giving you the opportunity to determine which steps you want to take next with your case. If you live in or around Polk County or are working a job site in Central Florida, we’re the team you need to back you up. When accidents happen, Look to Brooks.