Tampa Construction Accident Lawyer

Tampa construction accident lawyer

Were you or a loved one hurt on a construction site in Tampa, FL? You may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and more.

Call a Tampa construction accident lawyer to learn more about your legal right to compensation.

At Roman & Gaynor, we offer a free consultation to all potential clients. Contact our law firm today to learn more about our lawyers and how we can help.

How an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help With Your Construction Accident Claim

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Even when you’re clearly entitled to money for your construction injuries, it can be challenging to get cash into your pocket. It can be even more difficult to get the full amount you deserve. If you’re hurt, remember that the insurance company isn’t on your side. In fact, they’ll do everything they can to minimize the value of your compensation award.

If the insurance company’s manipulative tactics are successful, you could be left on the hook for substantial injury-related costs. That’s not fair if someone else caused your accident. An experienced Tampa personal injury lawyer can help you fight back.

When you hire Roman & Gaynor, you’ll have Board Certified civil law experts with over 65 years of legal experience in your corner. We’ll handle every aspect of your injury claim and look out for your best interests while you recover. 

That means your legal team will:

  • Carefully investigate to find out what caused your accident
  • Hire respected experts and specialists who can testify about the fair value of your injury claim
  • Fight back when the insurance company tries to challenge your right to workers’ compensation
  • Limit the effectiveness of any accusations that you caused your own injuries
  • Negotiate to get the most compensation possible

Our aggressive approach has already helped us secure millions in compensation for our clients in the Tampa Bay area. If you’re ready to learn more about what an attorney-client relationship with Roman & Gaynor can do for you, call for the legal advice you deserve today.

Statistics on Construction Accidents

Over ten million Americans were employed in the construction industry as of 2016. Unfortunately, construction is one of the most dangerous industries around. According to data provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), in 2019, about 20% of worker fatalities were in the construction industry. That’s one in every five fatalities.

Construction industry risks are well known. Studies show that four key types of accidents, known as the “fatal four,” cause most construction site fatalities. 

Those four types of accidents include:

  • Falls
  • Being struck by an object 
  • Electrocution
  • Being caught between two objects

Despite these well-known risks, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data found that the number of workers killed in a construction accident actually increased by 5% in 2019. Thousands of injuries could be prevented every year if employers addressed these issues. Instead, it seems like trends are actually moving in the opposite direction–meaning that more construction workers are at risk than ever before.

We Handle All Types of Construction Accident Injury Claims in Hillsborough County, FL

If you work in construction, you’re already well aware of the danger that workplace accidents present. At Roman & Gaynor, we’re here to help injured workers get the full compensation they deserve.  

We represent construction workers who have been injured in:

  • Scaffolding accidents
  • Falls from roofs and ladders
  • Electrocution and electric shock accidents
  • Crane accidents
  • Forklift accidents
  • Nail gun accidents
  • Dumpster accidents
  • Accidents involving falling objects
  • Fires and explosions
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Accidents involving defective equipment
  • Car accidents and truck accidents
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals

With over 65 years of experience, we know how to get to the bottom of what caused your accident. We’re always here to help. Just give us a quick call today to arrange a free case review.

Florida Construction Accident Victims Often Suffer Debilitating Injuries

Workplace injuries can be devastating to victims and their families. However, any injury can be expensive to treat–especially if you can’t work while you recover. You deserve money for all of your injuries, even if you’re expected to make a full recovery. 

At Roman & Gaynor, our personal injury attorneys in Tampa can help if you have sustained:

You need time to recover if you were seriously hurt on the job. Our lawyers want to make the process as easy as possible. Even if you can’t make it into our office, give us a call today and we’ll discuss your options.

Common Causes of Construction Accidents in Tampa, FL

Construction accidents commonly happen because someone cuts corners to increase profit margins or get the work done faster. That’s not fair to workers who are at a high risk of injury. 

At Roman & Gaynor, we help construction workers who are hurt because of:

  • Failure to provide proper safety equipment and protective gear
  • Failure to follow OSHA safety regulations
  • Improperly maintained equipment
  • Defective equipment
  • Lack of proper training or supervision
  • Ineffective fall protection
  • Failure to communicate
  • And more

Anyone who’s worked on a construction site knows there are countless ways to get hurt. You shouldn’t’ have to suffer because of someone else’s careless mistake. Give our lawyers a call today to start fighting for the money you deserve.

How Can I Secure Fair Compensation After a Construction Accident in Tampa, FL?

Most injured construction workers have the right to claim workers’ compensation benefits. However, that’s not always the only option–and workers’ compensation doesn’t cover everything. You may also have the right to file a construction accident lawsuit to secure additional compensation.

At Roman & Gaynor, our personal injury attorneys will explore every option for recovering the full and fair compensation you deserve from all responsible parties.

Workers’ Compensation in Florida

Workers’ compensation provides a critical safety net for injured workers in Florida. You don’t have to prove negligence to claim workers’ compensation. In fact, you’re usually eligible for benefits even if you caused the accident.

However, workers’ compensation benefits are limited. In Florida, you have the right to:

  • Medical benefits
  • About ⅔ of your average weekly lost wages
  • Permanent disability benefits
  • Death benefits

These benefits might not be enough if you were seriously hurt. In other cases, you might face challenges when you apply for benefits in the first place. At Roman & Gaynor, our lawyers will do everything we can to get the full benefits you deserve. 

Third-Party Claims

Florida law prohibits injured workers from suing their employers for damages. The workers’ compensation system essentially provides employers with immunity from lawsuits. However, if a third party was responsible for your injuries, you may be entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit. 

For example, you might be eligible to file a third-party claim if the responsible party was a non-employer:

  • Property owner
  • General contractor
  • Subcontractor
  • Engineer
  • Architect
  • Driver in an auto accident
  • Manufacturer of defective work equipment

Personal injury law allows accident victims to hold negligent parties liable for their full damages. Those damages often greatly exceed what workers’ compensation offers. 

The third party claims process allows construction accident victims to recover compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Your full lost wages
  • Future medical expenses
  • Lost future earning potential
  • Physical therapy
  • In-home modifications
  • Medical devices
  • Medications 
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Damages for wrongful death

You shouldn’t have to settle for less than what your case is worth. Our construction accident attorneys will hire experts and specialists to provide insight into the fair value of your case. That way, we can demand the full amount you deserve from all responsible parties.

How Long Do I Have to File a Construction Accident Lawsuit in Florida?

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Workers’ compensation laws in Florida require you to report the injury to your employer within 30 days. However, the statute of limitations gives you four years to file a personal injury lawsuit. 

You could be entitled to both workers’ compensation and damages via the personal injury process. If you have questions, call Roman & Gaynor today. We’ll get the process started to preserve your right to full compensation.

Can I Recover Compensation If I Was Partly Responsible For My Construction Accident Injury?

Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system. That means you can claim benefits even if you were partly responsible for the accident.

You can also sue a third party for damages if you were partly responsible for the accident. In the state of Florida, the comparative fault law apportions blame between everyone who played a role in the accident. That means you can hold others financially responsible even if you share in the blame.

However, your compensation award will be reduced to account for your percentage of liability. 

Schedule a Free Consultation With a Tampa Construction Accident Lawyer Today

Construction accident victims often face an uphill battle to get the compensation they deserve. An experienced Tampa construction accident lawyer can ease your burden while you recover. When you call Roman & Gaynor for help, you’ll get the peace of mind of knowing you have over 65 years of experience in your corner.

Ready to learn more? Call our law offices or connect with us online today.