Fort Walton Beach Construction Accident Attorneys
Construction sites are dangerous, and those who work there can sustain serious injuries in a construction site accident. Also, in some cases, construction site accidents can lead to the untimely death of a family member or loved one.
According to the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the leading causes of worker deaths in the private sector were in the construction industry in 2018. That is, out of 4,779 work-related deaths in 2018, 21% were suffered by construction workers.
If you or a family member were injured while working on a construction site, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries under the law. You should speak to a Fort Walton Beach construction accident attorney as soon as possible after your accident to learn about your rights and responsibilities.
The attorneys at The Bruner Law Firm are ready to help. We understand the frustration, stress, and worry that a family can experience after a serious accident. Our attorneys will make sure that you get the care you need to recover from your injuries, and will guide you through the process of pursuing a claim for your injuries.
The experienced construction accident attorneys at The Bruner Law Firm have represented people injured in construction accidents for over 25 years. Their experience and their successes are unmatched by any other personal injury law firm in Fort Walton Beach.
Vince Bruner is a life-time resident of Okaloosa County and has dedicated his career to assisting people injured by the negligence of others throughout the Florida panhandle. We consider it our privilege to serve our community, our friends, and our neighbors.
Call Vince Bruner and his team of legal experts at The Bruner Law Firm to discuss your construction accident case as soon as you are able. We can be reached at (850) 243-2222. You can also contact us by email, or by online chat.
Our attorneys and staff are available to speak to your 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our initial consultation is free.
Do I Need a Construction Accident Attorney?
Yes, if you were injured in a construction accident, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible. It is imperative that you speak to an experienced attorney so that you can collect the maximum amount of benefits available to you for the injuries that you sustained.
The construction injury accidents at The Bruner Law Firm will meet with you in person either at their office, or at a location that is most convenient for you. They will begin their investigation by learning all they can from you about how the accident occurred.
Your attorneys will continue their investigation by speaking to witnesses, reading all available incident reports, visiting the accident site, taking photographs, and also collecting physical evidence as necessary.
Your attorney will also speak to your medical providers and collect your medical records. They will additionally make sure that your medical bills are covered by any available health insurance.
After conducting their factual investigation, your attorney will then explain the process of pursuing a claim against the people or the entities that are responsible for your accident. They will also explain the types of compensation that you can expect to recover after your injury.
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident, you may be entitled to be reimbursed for all of your medical expenses. You may also be able to recover money for the time you lost from work. Additionally, you may be entitled to collect a lump sum settlement for your pain and suffering against the entity that caused your accident.
If you were injured in a construction accident in Fort Walton Beach, do not wait to contact an attorney about your accident. The sooner you can speak to a construction accident attorney, the better result we can obtain on your behalf.
Contact the construction accident attorneys at The Bruner Law Firm now for your free consultation regarding your construction accident injury.
Why Choose The Bruner Law Firm?
Vince Bruner is the firm founder and one of Florida’s premier personal injury attorneys.
Vince graduated from Choctawhatchee High School in 1975, and then graduated from Florida State University in 1979. He obtained his law degree from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in 1984.
After law school, Vince worked as an Assistant State Attorney. He entered private practice in 1986 as an associate. He served at the city attorney for the City of Fort Walton Beach and the City of Valparaiso in 1987 and 1988, respectively. Vince was then elected to the Florida State Senate in 1988, where he served one four-year term.
In 1992, Vince opened The Bruner Law Firm, focusing his practice on representing innocent victims who were injured due to no fault of their own. His experience in law and government, and his familiarity with the places and people in the Florida panhandle, have assisted him in effectively representing people injured by the careless and negligent acts of others.
Over the years, Vince’s successes in and out of court have enabled him to collect millions of dollars on behalf of his injured clients. You can read about The Bruner Law Firm’s most recent successes here.
Construction Accident Cases We Handle
The construction industry employs over seven million people in the United States. Due to the nature of the industry, unfortunately, accidents are common.
According to OSHA, there are four specific hazards found on construction sites that cause the majority of deaths. These hazards are known as “The Fatal Four” and include the following:
1) Falls from Heights – It is common for construction workers to work on unfinished buildings, roofs, ladders, and scaffolding. However, many times workers are not provided with the fall protection equipment necessary to keep them safe. In these instances, a fall can prove tragic.
2) Electrocution – There are many different types of electrical hazards that exist on construction sites. Exposed wiring, high voltage electrical equipment, and improperly wired buildings and equipment can cause serious injury to unsuspecting construction workers.
3) Being Struck by an Object – Construction workers are required to wear hard hats on construction sites for a reason. Falling debris is common on construction sites, and workers struck by falling objects can sustain very serious injuries.
4) Workers “Caught In Between”- According to OSHA, these types of accidents include construction workers who were killed when caught in, or compressed by, equipment or a collapsing structure or other material. These accidents usually occur when guards are not present to protect construction workers from getting caught in the machinery.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, these four types of accidents caused over 58% of all construction accident deaths in 2018.
There are numerous types of injuries construction employees can sustain at work. Some common construction accident injuries are:
• Bruises, cuts, and lacerations;
• Puncture wounds;
• Fractured ribs and limbs;
• Severed nerves;
• Burns and scars;
• Sprains and strains of muscles, tendons, and ligaments;
• Spinal cord injuries;
• Concussions; and
• Traumatic brain injuries.
If you or a loved one were injured, or killed, as a result of a construction accident in Fort Walton Beach, you may be entitled to compensation for the harm you suffered.
Frequently Asked Questions
What causes most construction accident injuries?
Accidents occur on construction sites when safety measures fail. One reason construction accidents occur is due to poor training of employees. Construction accidents also occur when employees ignore safety protocols. It is the employer’s responsibility to make sure that the safety rules are followed at all times.
Mental distractions and worker fatigue also contribute to construction accidents. Further, a messy and poorly maintained construction site can also cause serious accidents.
Do I have to go to court to collect compensation?
In most instances, construction accident injury cases will settle outside of court. However, it is important to know that many insurance companies will not offer a fair settlement agreement upfront. Through our years of experience, we learned how to present your case so that the insurance company will have no choice but to settle your case for a fair amount.
Do I have to pay any attorney fees upfront?
No. Our attorneys work on a contingency basis. That means, we do not get paid unless we obtain a verdict or a settlement on your behalf. Typically, as personal injury attorneys, we collect 33% of the total amount obtained, as well as our costs.
Call the Construction Accident Attorneys at The Bruner Law Firm
If you were injured in a construction accident, you are entitled to compensation for the harm you suffered.
At The Bruner Law Firm, we understand the difficulties that lie ahead for you, and we want to help. We can start the process of pursuing your construction accident claim so you can concentrate on recovering from your injuries.
Call the construction accident attorneys at The Bruner Law Firm to discuss your construction accident case as soon as you are able.
We can be reached at (850) 243-2222. You can also contact us by email, or by online chat. Our initial consultation is free.