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Skillful Sarasota Injury Attorney Representing Serious Injury Victims From Construction Accidents In Florida

Protecting workers in a dangerous profession

Construction is one of the most hazardous lines of work in Florida and throughout the United States. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reports that the 11 million construction workers in the country account for just eight percent of all workers, yet 22 percent of U.S. workplace fatalities occur in construction. Construction workers build and preserve roadways, houses, office buildings and other physical structures — work that often requires them to perform jobs or endure conditions that are by nature extremely unsafe.

The knowledgeable Sarasota construction accident attorneys of Morris & Widman, P.A. understand the dangers associated with construction work. We represent victims of serious and catastrophic injury victims and their families as they seek compensation for the medical costs, lost income and emotional damage they incur. With our help, clients are well positioned to attain maximum benefits for their construction injuries — even when their needs extend beyond workers' compensation, and even when their cases surpass negotiations and reach trial.

Types Of Construction Accidents

Construction workers in all trades — carpenters, plumbers, electricians, cement masons, iron workers, laborers and operating engineers — regularly put themselves in harm’s way for their jobs. The following common types of construction accidents can easily lead to catastrophic injury:

  • Falling from extreme heights
  • Malfunctioning cranes or other heavy machinery
  • Compressed gas explosions
  • Inhaling dangerous substances
  • Fires
  • Electrocution
  • Repeated strenuous motions
  • Excessive heavy lifting
  • Collapsing trench

When to consult a Sarasota construction accident lawyer

While most workers injured on the job may have the right to workers' compensation benefits, those benefits have significant limits. For example, workers' comp does not cover emotional distress. Those with very serious injuries and those who suspect that their injuries were the result of gross negligence, intentional action or deliberate disregard of safety regulations should always talk to a construction accident attorney in Sarasota before making any decisions. Furthermore, nonemployees and pedestrians who suffer injury are not covered at all under workers' compensation and may be eligible to file a third-party injury claim.

As experienced Sarasota trial attorneys, we are fully equipped to prepare a thorough construction accident case, and we provide the following services:

  • Meticulous investigation of details of accident
  • Comprehensive compilation of evidence
  • Consultation with experts and reconstruction specialists
  • Conducting interviews and depositions of key witnesses
  • Negotiation toward settlement
  • Representation of clients in trial when necessary

A Sarasota construction accident lawyer who provides the legal help you need

At Morris & Widman, P.A., we are fully equipped to handle even the most serious construction accident injury cases. Our firm, located in historic downtown Venice, offers free initial consultations, and further fees are on a contingency basis — meaning you don’t pay anything unless we obtain compensation for you.

Put our experience to work for you. We can help. For more information, or to speak directly with a skilled construction accident lawyer in Sarasota today, call 941.552.4616 or contact us online.

Morris & Widman, P.A. is available to handle legal malpractice and personal injury cases throughout Florida, including Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Bradenton, Sarasota, Venice, Gainesville, Orlando, Daytona Beach, Jacksonville, Titusville, Melbourne, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Naples, Fort Myers, Tallahassee and Pensacola.