The recent bridge tragedy in Miami, Florida illustrates the risks in infrastructure construction here or anywhere elsewhere in the state for that matter. Men and women suffer workplace injuries daily and may therefore be entitled to financial assistance and/or medical care without charge. That being said, they’ll probably require the legal services of a Coral Springs Workers’ Compensation lawyer in order to protect their rights. This type of assistance is available from the Law Offices of Evan M. Ostfeld, P.A. who handles cases statewide.
The Disaster in Miami
Weighing some 950 tons, the bridge that collapsed west of downtown Miami spanned a busy thoroughfare and connected the suburb of Sweetwater, Florida with F.I.U. Luckily, the university was on spring break at the time and thus devoid of large numbers of students who could have been using this new walkway. Unfortunately, several vehicles that were traveling underneath it were crushed by the falling steel and slabs of concrete killing six people. Others were injured, including at least three workers. The injured employees could benefit from the services of a Coral Springs Workers’ Compensation lawyer such as Evan M. Ostfeld, Esquire.
Understanding Construction Risks
The probe of the bridge collapse will be conducted jointly by criminal investigators and representatives from the National Transportation Safety Board and/or O.S.H.A. The parties that are deemed responsible can be held liable for financial damages, but the victims and their families will require immediate attention. Construction accidents may include among other things, broken bones, neck and back injuries and even amputations. Some health conditions, such as breathing difficulties and/or asbestosis, can originate from exposure to hazardous elements in the work place. Other problems can develop over time from repetitive physical activity. No matter the condition, those who experience employment-related injuries and/or illnesses may need the services of a Coral Springs Workers’ Compensation Lawyer.
The Rights of Injured Workers
Almost everyone who works in Florida is covered by the workers’ compensation system. It should not however be taken for granted after an injury. Seeking and obtaining financial assistance to cover medical expenses and/or to compensate for lost wages is a complicated process. This is where a Coral Springs Workers’ Compensation Lawyer can be of great benefit to those in need. Evan and his staff will carefully review your case in order to determine its viability and assist the worker in obtaining needed health services and/or lost wages. Those who feel they are need of workers’ compensation benefits should contact the Law Offices of Evan M. Ostfeld right away in order to protect their rights at
(866) I SUE YOU (478-3968), (954) 227-7529, firstname.lastname@example.org.