290 Florida employees were fatally injured in work–accidents in 2008.
- 107 died in traffic accidents
- 56 died from assault or violent acts
- 41 died from contact with equipment
- 39 were killed in falls
- 38 died from contact with dangerous substances or environments
- 6 were killed in fire or explosions
Source: U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics
Construction is the nation’s most–dangerous occupation, accounting for about 1 in every 5 fatal work injuries. More workers were killed on the job in Florida in 2008 than anywhere in the country except California and Texas.
Based in Boca Raton, experienced construction accident lawyer Gregg Hollander, and the professional staff at the Hollander Law Firm, fight for the rights of those seriously injured or killed at or near construction sites.
Construction companies, contractors, and property owners have a duty to follow work–safety regulations and to ensure the safety of employees, guests, motorists and the general public.
But holding companies and contractors responsible for the injury or death of an employee is a complex legal process that requires thorough investigation, in–depth knowledge of state and federal regulations, significant legal resources, and an attorney with the ability to stand up and fight some of the state’s largest corporations and insurance companies.
As a construction accident attorney serving the Boca Raton area, Gregg Hollander is a veteran trial lawyer who has succeeded in the courtroom against companies both large and small. With access to the investigators and the medical, legal and construction experts who are often critical to building such complex cases, the Hollander Law Firm has the resources necessary to pursue justice on behalf of clients who are injured or killed on the job.
Make no mistake about it: For many Florida employees, work is the most dangerous part of their day. A total of 5,071 fatal work injuries occurred in the United States during 2008, or 3.6 fatal work injuries for every 100,000 employees. Of those, 969 died as a result of construction–related accidents or injuries, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The Hollander Law Firm represents injured workers or the families of employees killed in South Florida construction accidents, including:
- Electrical Injuries
- Scaffold Accidents
- Crane Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Falls (elevators and roofs)
- Exposure Injuries
- Fire or Explosion Injuries
- Respiratory or Harmful Chemical Injuries
- Equipment Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Burn Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Crush or Amputation Injuries
- Falling Debris
- Assault or Violence
- Struck by Heavy Equipment
- Trench Collapses
- Welding Accidents
- Unsafe/Dangerous Equipment
- Structure Failure
- Collapsing Building
- Negligence of Construction Company or Supervisor
- Dumpster Accidents
- Heavy Equipment Accidents
- Gas Explosion
- Utility Accidents
The Hollander Law Firm fights for the rights of construction workers injured in accidents across South Florida, including Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Naples. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed in a South Florida Construction Accident, contact us today for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights with a Boca Raton construction accident attorney. There are never any fees or costs associated with representing you unless we are successful in making a financial recovery on behalf of you and your family.