Help from a Coral Springs Construction Accident Lawyer
At least six employees were severely injured and taken to local hospitals for emergency care. City officials said that a bundle of Rebar – which is a steel bar or mesh of steel wires used as a tension device in reinforced concrete, was being lifted at a construction site when the work related incident occurred. Although the investigation is continuing, it may have been caused by the crane operator’s negligence or an equipment malfunction which caused the materials to fall from many stories above.
As such, Coral Springs Fire Rescue crews had to pull three workers out from the debris. “Today, luckily, we were able to access all the injured construction workers. Again, our units worked diligently to be free the ones who were trapped and hopefully they’ll all be okay,” Coral Springs Fire Rescue Lt. Mike Smith said.
A preliminary investigation stated that there were at least three companies working on the construction site who may had committed negligence. In fact, they all have a lengthy violation history with O.S.H.A. (Occupational Safety and Health Administration). Among them included an assessment of penalties for a lack of an adequate fall protection system, improper employee certifications and failure to report workers compensation accidents timely. Consequently, this workers compensation accident forced the project to be stopped and led to a nearby street closure.
As these employees continue on their long journey of recovery, they’ll likely to be in touch with a Coral Springs Workers’ Compensation Lawyer. Obtaining a qualified and experienced Workers Compensation Attorney helps ensure that one’s legal rights are fully protected, which is what The Law Offices of Evan M. Ostfeld, P.A. has been offering on a daily basis since 2001. In fact, Evan has been practicing Workers Compensation and Personal Injury law (including mass torts) for over 27 years now so he knows the ins and outs of the Florida Workers Compensation System and the tricks of the trade that insurance companies try to use to limit your medical care and diminish the value of your case.
Without the proper legal representation from a Coral Springs Workers Compensation Attorney, injured employees won’t be protected from the ‘big bad insurance companies” and unscrupulous employees that try to take advantage of injured employees. That can have serious ramifications if complications develop from such severe work related injuries. Other factors that need to be considered include: present and future lost wages, medical expenses, one’s permanent disability rating and whether or not the injured employee will be able to return to work in the same capacity as before the accident. If not, they may be entitled to receive vocational retraining, job placement assistance and or funding for schooling. As a client, Evan and his legal team will make sure that you are aware of all possible benefits available under the State of Florida Workers Compensation System.
Hiring a Coral Springs Construction Accident Lawyer
So if you or a family member wants to learn about their rights after suffering an accident on the job, contact a Coral Springs Workers Compensation Lawyer right away. The Law Offices of Evan M. Ostfeld, P.A. at (866) I SUE YOU, (866) BAD RXRX, (954) 227-7529, (954) 998-0075 is here to help and offers a no obligation case review. In fact, we do not charge any up front attorney’s fees or costs unless there is a settlement or court award! Without such legal help about your Florida Workers Compensation claim, your financial and medical situation could potentially turn into a disaster!