Many Miami area residents work in the construction industry. These jobs can be dangerous and unpredictable. Many of the accidents on constructions sites can be prevented if the construction site company or other vender take safety precautions. Unfortunately, construction site accidents do happen.
A tragic construction site accident recently occurred in Palm Beach. A construction worker who was on the site of the former Testa Restaurant in Palm Beach died after he fell off scaffolding. The worker was descending from the scaffolding when he fell off. He was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center, where he died several hours later. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the circumstance surrounding his death. The worker was a drywall installer for a subcontractor at the construction site.
No one expects their loved one will be the victim of a construction site accident. Unfortunately, these accidents can occur at any time and can be devastating for families who rely on their loved one’s income. It is important to investigate the circumstances surrounding the accident and determine what happened and who is at fault. Workers’ compensation issues may arise, along with potential negligence claims against the companies involved. Compensation may be available for lost wages, medical expenses, funeral expenses and other damages.
A serious workplace accident can affect an entire family. A worker’s income is important to a family and it is important for families to know that they may have the legal right to hold an employer responsible for negligence in a lawsuit.