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Our Construction Site Fall Accident Lawsuit Lawyers in Florida discuss how to file a construction site accident claim for monetary compensation.

Construction Site Fall Accident Lawsuit Lawyers in Florida

Our Construction Site Fall Accident Lawsuit Lawyers in Florida discuss how to file a construction site accident claim for monetary compensation.

Our Construction Site Fall Accident Lawsuit Lawyers in Florida discuss how to file a construction site accident claim for monetary compensation.

Falls are a leading cause of injury and death on construction sites. When a worker falls, they can sustain severe injuries to the head, legs, brain, shoulders, arms, and spine. Fall injuries often injure the most delicate parts of the body. When the passerby or construction worker who is injured is older, there will be an increased risk that the fall injuries will be permanent or fatal. A personal injury lawsuit filed on behalf of a fall victim can help the victim move forward with their limitations.

Construction site fall accidents occur more often than more people can imagine. It is also astonishing that the majority of construction site falls happen when one or more workers are trying to finish their duties too quickly or while distracted. Fall accidents most occur when:

  • A worker falls downstairs. These accident injuries are particularly serious when the worker’s arms are carrying supplies, and the worker is unable to brace themself against the fall. In many accidents, there are temporary stairways at the construction site, and these stairways should follow building codes and have sturdy handrails;

  • A worker falls through or off a roof, scaffolding, or an elevator to floors below. Construction workers are often required to work at heights, and they are required to wear safety equipment such as fall-arrest harnesses. In some accidents, workers aren’t given the proper training on how to use the safety equipment, fail to use the safety equipment, or the equipment isn’t safe for use;

  • A worker falls through a utility hole or open pit that wasn’t adequately marked off. Although the construction worker or pedestrian bears some accountability for watching where they are going, a construction company must take reasonable actions to alert people about the presence of the pit or hole.

Construction site fall accidents are often caused by people other than the injured construction worker or pedestrian. For example, a fall generated by a defective ladder could have been caused because (1) the fall victim did not properly inspect the ladder prior to using it; and (2) the ladder’s owner failed to replace or maintain the ladder after the ladder had become too unsafe to use.  

Construction Site Fall Accident Injuries 

When a pedestrian or worker falls while on a construction site, the seriousness of that individual’s injuries will depend on several factors such as:

  1. The age of the victim.
  2. The health of the victim.
  3. The surface the victim fell onto.
  4. Whether the fall was on an even or uneven surface.
  5. The part of the body that struck the ground first.
  6. Other characteristics of the fall.

Depending on those factors, a construction site fall victim might suffer:

  • Fractured bones in the arms, legs, back, and/or ribs;
  • Spinal cord damage; 
  • Blunt force trauma;
  • Traumatic brain injuries;
  • Neck injuries;
  • and back injuries.

Since fall injuries produce severe injuries, it is a very good idea for fall victims to seek medical treatment at a local area hospital emergency room. Seeking medical attention right away can prevent these injuries from becoming worse and more difficult to treat. 

Construction site fall accident victims will spend a lot of time healing from their injuries, meaning that they may face expensive hospital bills, lost wages, lost future earnings, and pain and suffering.  Fuentes Berrio Schutt is ready to help construction site fall victims hold those who caused the accident responsible. Contact Fuentes Berrio Schutt at 954-752-1110 for help with your construction fall injury claims.


Fuentes Berrio Schutt represents accident victims and families of fatal injury victims all over Florida.  Our Florida construction injury and wrongful death attorneys are available to meet you at any other place in Palm Beach County and Broward County and especially the cities of Deerfield Beach, Lake Worth, Pompano, Hillsboro, and Highland Beach.

Fuentes Berrio Schutt is here to help car accident victims receive the financial compensation that they deserve for their claims.  Call us 24/7 at 954-752-1110 for your free case review and consultation. Nosotros hablamos español. 

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