Man Injured on West Boca Construction Site
Our Delray Beach lawyers at the Law Offices of Aronberg, Aronberg & Green represent individuals who have suffered a wide range of injuries, including but not limited to those resulting from auto accidents, misdiagnoses, slip & fall incidents and, last but not least, on-the-job accidents.
To be sure, any injury suffered by someone during their course of employment or while at work is considered a “workers’ compensation injury.” often times, to obtain all of the compensation you are entitled to, it is necessary to retain the services of a skilled attorney, such as one of our Delray Beach lawyers at the Law Offices of Aronberg, Aronberg & Green.
One of the occupational fields in which an employee is especially susceptible to on-the-job injuries is construction. Just this month, a man working on a construction site in West Boca sustained serious injuries after he fell 30 feet from a crane on the construction site. According to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue officials, the worker fell from the bucket of a crane truck at the work site located on the corner of Yamato Road and Lakeridge Boulevard. After the injury, the worker was transported to a local hospital.
While this story is frightening, it just provides a small glimpse at the enormous problem that is presented by on-the-job injuries, often times caused by a lack of adherence to proper safety protocol. In 2013, there were 4,405 fatal work injuries in the United States, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a division of the U.S. Department of Labor. While construction workers have some of the most dangerous jobs (with an on-the-job death rate of 18.8 per 100,000), other dangerous occupations include fishing, logging, extraction, iron and steel working, roofers, truck drivers, etc.
According to Florida’s workers’ compensation laws, stated in Chapter 440 of the Florida State Statutes, you can receive assistance regardless of who was at fault in causing the accident that caused your injury. Regardless, as our Delray Beach workers’ compensation lawyers know, s. 440 clearly states that employers, generally through their workers’ compensation insurance policy, have a responsibility to cover the costs associated with the injury to the employee (including payments owed to surgeons, physicians, pharmacists, etc.)
If you have any questions about this or any other personal injury or workers’ compensation issue, or if you or a loved one has been injured on the job or due to the recklessness or negligence of another, please contact our Delray Beach workers’ compensation lawyers at Aronberg, Aronberg & Green by calling 561-266-9191 or by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to assisting you!