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Seeking Justice for Injured Construction Workers in Florida

If you were wrongfully injured on a construction site, you deserve maximum compensation to make up for your medical bills, lost earnings, and other losses. At Edwards & Ragatz, P.A., our construction accident attorneys have over 150+ years of combined experience holding negligent parties accountable and obtaining justice for injured workers and pedestrians alike. 

Our Jacksonville lawyers understand the fear and frustration that comes with a wrongful injury. That’s why we’re dedicated to providing skilled representation to victims harmed by negligence on construction sites. From maintaining your employment to affording medical expenses, there can be a lot to worry about after a construction accident. Construction-related injuries can make it difficult for injured parties to stay financially afloat, let alone focus on their well-being and recovery. 

That’s why our compassionate advocates are here to guide your steps wisely throughout your case. Our firm’s longstanding commitment to making a true difference in the lives of our clients is reflected in our impressive track record of testimonials and record-breaking verdicts. With over $10 million recovered for our clients, you can trust our experienced trial lawyers to provide the sound counsel and tireless advocacy you need to take back your life after a serious construction injury.

Construction injuries can impose unjust burdens on workers and civilians alike. Call (904) 295-1050 to schedule a free consultation with a skilled Jacksonville lawyer.

Common Construction Site Injuries

As one of the most dangerous employment industries, construction site workers are at a high risk of harm. From heavy machinery to hazardous materials, construction sites are dangerous workspaces for workers, civilians, and site visitors alike. When construction accidents occur, they tend to be severe, resulting in significant injuries and even fatalities. 

Whether you were injured as a construction worker or a passing pedestrian on a Florida construction site, it’s crucial to seek counsel from a qualified attorney right away to help you navigate the legal complexities of filing a claim and pursuing justice. 

Common types of construction-related injuries include: 

  • Struck-by injuries: These are sustained when a worker is struck by a falling or swinging object, such as equipment or materials. They’re common on construction sites where heavy items are often moved around or hoisted to great heights.
  • Falls: Falls can happen anywhere on a construction site, whether from scaffolding, ladders, or even from ground level due to uneven surfaces. As one of the most common types of construction site injuries, serious falls can result in severe injuries, such as broken bones, concussions, and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). 
  • Electrocutions: The extensive use of power tools, machinery, and high-powered electrical sources on construction sites makes electrocution a very serious risk. Electrocution can result in severe burns, cardiac arrest, and other serious health complications for construction workers. 
  • Cuts and lacerations: Construction sites are rife with sharp tools, materials, and debris, resulting in cuts and lacerations. Without proper treatment, these injuries can lead to infections, nerve damage, and other serious health issues.
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs): TBIs are one of the most severe types of injuries sustained on construction sites. They commonly occur due to falls, struck-by objects, or explosions on the job site. 
  • Caught-in/between injuries: A caught-in or caught-between injury occurs when a construction worker becomes trapped between two objects, such as when walls collapse or the worker becomes entangled in machinery. 
  • Overexertion injuries: These are caused by repetitive movements, lifting heavy objects, or working in awkward positions for extended periods of time. Overexertion injuries can result in sprains, strains, and other musculoskeletal disorders.

Our Jacksonville construction accident attorneys are well-versed in personal injury law to guide your legal steps wisely. As board-certified civil trial lawyers, we’ll never hesitate to take your case to trial if needed. We can help you file a construction accident claim to pursue justice while preventing insurers and other corporate giants from taking advantage of you with lowball settlement offers. 

Who Is Liable in a Florida Construction Accident?

Determining liability in a Florida construction accident can be complex due to the sheer number of parties involved. Depending on the circumstances of your case, various parties could be held liable for your injuries. 

Common types of liable parties include: 

  • Construction site owners: The owner of the construction site may be responsible for resulting injuries if they fail to maintain a safe environment or take appropriate action to resolve known hazards.
  • General contractors and subcontractors: Both general contractors and subcontractors are legally obligated to provide a safe working environment. If they fail to adhere to safety regulations, they may be liable for the construction accident.
  • Architects and engineers: These professionals are responsible for ensuring the building's design is safe and meets all relevant codes and standards. If a construction accident occurs due to design flaws or oversight during the inspection process, the architect or engineer may be liable for injuries to workers or passing pedestrians.
  • Manufacturers of construction machinery or equipment: If a construction accident is caused by defective machinery or equipment, the manufacturer may be liable for injuries under Florida’s product liability laws.

Recoverable Damages in a Construction Accident Claim

Depending on the circumstances of your case, various damages can be recovered in a construction accident claim. 

The three primary types of recoverable damages include: 

  1. Economic Damages: These compensate for tangible, quantifiable losses, such as past and future medical expenses, medication costs, loss of earning capacity, lost wages, and property damage.
  2. Non-Economic Damages: These compensate for non-financial or intangible losses, such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, scarring and disfigurement, loss of consortium, and loss of enjoyment of life.
  3. Punitive Damages: In rare cases, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the responsible party for gross negligence or intentional misconduct. While the above damages are awarded to compensate the victim for losses, punitive damages are awarded to punish the defendant for extreme malice or recklessness.  

At Edwards & Ragatz, P.A., our passionate advocates can ensure that all available damages are accounted for to maximize the value of your claim. We can help you identify all liable parties to recover the maximum compensation you deserve.

Injured in a construction accident? Our lawyers can relentlessly pursue justice on your behalf. Contact us online to discuss your case with a knowledgeable attorney. 

Why Hire Edwards & Ragatz, P.A.? 

In any personal injury lawsuit, securing strong representation from an experienced attorney can make all the difference. In many cases, hiring the right lawyer can mean the difference between recovering full compensation and walking away empty-handed.

Fortunately, our board-certified attorneys have over 150+ years of combined experience recovering compensation and justice for wrongfully injured Floridians. From birth injuries to rideshare accidents to mass tort litigation, you’ll put decades of legal knowledge on your side when you choose to hire our nationally acclaimed lawyers at Edwards & Ragatz, P.A. 

  • Record-Setting $228 Million Personal Injury

    Edwards & Ragatz obtained one of the largest injury judgments in Florida's history.

  • Record-Setting $178 Million Catastrophic Injury

    Edwards & Ragatz obtained a $178 Million verdict on behalf of a client who was injured in Jacksonville, FL due to medical malpractice.

  • $23 Million Hospital Negligence

    Edwards & Ragatz obtained $23 Million in a medical malpractice case against a hospital that caused catastrophic injuries to their client.

  • $11 Million Brain Damage

    Edwards & Ragatz obtained $11 Million on behalf of a baby who suffered brain damage due to hospital negligence.

  • $11 Million Negligent Security

    Edwards & Ragatz obtained an $11 Million result against an Apartment Complex due to negligent security.

We Are Edwards & Ragatz

Explore What Sets Us Apart
  • Innovative & Strategic Legal Strategies
    At Edwards & Ragatz, we offer custom legal strategies tailored to your situation. Our approach ensures that we collect higher settlements than what an insurance adjuster might offer.
  • Committed to Quality Legal Counsel
    Our commitment to a compassionate legal process means we speak with you on-site at the accident location, offer flexible meeting times, manage paperwork on your behalf, and provide consistent updates.
  • Proven Legal Experience & Advocacy

    With more than 150+ years of combined legal experience, we have taken on multiple million-dollar corporations and received recoveries through the relentless pursuit of justice.