Representing victims of all types of construction accidents

Our firm represents workers and others who have been hurt on a construction site. Some of the most common causes of injury on Tampa worksites include:

  • Falls. This includes falls due to improper use of safety gear or the failure of an employer to issue safety gear, as well as falls from roofs, ladders and scaffolding, or falls into unprotected openings.
  • Crane accidents. The large cranes on worksites can drop materials, pin workers against walls, knock over walls or create dangers in any number of other ways.
  • Excavation and trenching injuries. These can result due to cave-ins and collapses caused by inadequate or poorly designed stabilization, as well as asphyxiation, inhalation of toxic fumes and explosions.
  • Electrocution. Exposure to electricity often occurs due to failure to the tag, lock out or shut down of on-site power lines.
  • Falling object injuries. Such injuries are often caused by objects inadequately secured during lifting or transport, as well as objects accidentally dropped from above.

If you suffered an injury, or if a loved one suffered a wrongful death, at a Tampa construction site, you have rights. Our firm will help you understand what damages are available in your case.

Getting workman’s comp benefits and lawsuit damages for injured clients

If you suffered an injury while working on a construction site in Tampa, the Florida’s workers’ compensation system requires your employer or its workers’ compensation insurer to provide:

  • All necessary medical care related to your injury
  • Temporary total, temporary partial or permanent total disability benefits, depending on the extent of your injury
  • Death benefits, if work-related death occurs within one year of the accident or within five years of permanent disability

Of course, some employers and insurers do their best to avoid making workers’ compensation payments. Attorney Driscoll helps ensure that you get the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve. In cases where your injury was not the fault of your employer, but rather another contractor or company, he can help you bring a personal injury lawsuit.

Choose a skilled Tampa construction accident lawyer

Dealing with insurance companies and large contractors can be complicated. Let The Law Office of Richard Driscoll’s skilled and experienced staff handle your case for you. Attorney Richard Driscoll has been helping injured workers in Florida since 1991. Call us now at 813-251-3001 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.

Workplace Accidents

Tampa Accident Attorney Getting Justice

for Workers Injured on the Job

Helping Florida workers get compensation

after a worksite injury

Construction sites are incredibly dangerous places to work. Even when every safety precaution is taken, injuries are likely to happen. Many contractors and building companies cut corners to save time and money. This makes worksites even more unsafe. In Florida, construction has one of the highest rates of fatal injuries of all professions. The construction industry is also among the professions with the highest rates of on-the-job injuries requiring days away from work.

In Pinellas County, construction accident attorney Richard W. Driscoll of The Law Office of Richard Driscoll has dedicated his professional life to helping injured workers get the compensation they deserve through the workers’ compensation system, third-party workers’ compensation cases and personal injury lawsuits.

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