Tampa Construction Accident Attorneys

We Help You Gain Compensation for Construction Injuries

Construction accidents are the leading cause of occupational death across Florida. Even when a construction accident does not lead to a fatal outcome, injuries can have a long-term impact on a worker’s finances, health, and ability to return to work or support their family.

When a Tampa construction accident leaves you injured or takes the life of a loved one, the emotional and financial devastation can be life-altering. The award-winning Tampa construction accident lawyers at Fernandez Firm Accident Injury Attorneys help injured workers and their loved ones fight for compensation after a construction accident leads to injuries or death.

Call Fernandez Firm Accident Injury Attorneys and speak with construction accident lawyers Frank and Jennifer Fernandez to learn more about gaining compensation after a construction accident in Tampa.

Why Choose Frank and Jennifer Fernandez as Your Tampa, FL, Construction Accident Lawyers?

We Only Accept Payment if We Win Your Case

Award-winning trial attorneys Frank and Jennifer Fernandez work with clients on a contingency basis. We only take a fee if we win your case. We know injured workers are already struggling to keep up with bills and physically heal after a construction injury. A contingency arrangement allows injured workers to come forward and fight for justice without worrying about how to afford a lawyer.

Helping Injured Clients in Tampa, FL, for Over 25 Years

When you are going up against a private company with its own legal team, you need to know your lawyers have a strong track record of building personal injury cases that win compensation for clients. Over the past 25 years, Fernandez Firm Accident Injury Attorneys has recovered over $100 million for injured clients in the Tampa area.

We Hold Awards and National Recognition for Our Trial Skills

Not all construction accident lawyers possess the same level of skill. Frank and Jennifer Fernandez stand among the small percentage of personal injury lawyers who have convinced juries to award multimillion-dollar verdicts. Our impressive results in the courtroom have led us to receive a wide range of distinctions and awards from organizations that include Super Lawyers, the Better Business Bureau, and Tampa Bay Magazine’s Top Attorneys in Tampa Bay.

We Handle Your Case Personally

Most large law firms follow a set procedure. They reel in clients with boasts about their top attorneys’ track records and awards, only to pass cases off to junior associates or other staff members. Frank and Jennifer Fernandez handle every claim personally, getting to know each client and the details of their case. We keep our firm small so we can provide high-quality, personalized representation to every injured Tampa worker who trusts us to fight for their family’s financial future.

We Are Not Afraid to Take Your Tampa Construction Accident Case to Trial

Not every personal injury lawyer is comfortable in the courtroom. Some lawyers even settle for amounts lower than their clients deserve because they are not confident about their ability to win a case at trial. Fernandez Firm Accident Injury Attorneys are known as award-winning trial attorneys. We are never afraid to take a client’s case to court because we know we have the litigation skills and track record to deliver winning judge and jury verdicts to our clients.

Thousands of Former Clients Recommend Our Firm

One of the best indications of a lawyer’s skill is the reviews their former clients leave about the representation they received. Clients of Fernandez Firm Accident Injury Attorneys lend personal testimony to their experience. Thousands of positive reviews from injured clients in Tampa show that Frank and Jennifer Fernandez are skilled at exceeding expectations and delivering clients the compensation they deserve.

Construction Sites Are a Leading Source of Serious Injury in Tampa, FL

Construction sites are known as one of the most dangerous work environments. In Tampa, construction leads to an overwhelming number of worker injuries and fatalities. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that accidents in private sector construction sites are the leading cause of worker death across Florida.

There is no shortage of reasons why construction is linked to so many worker deaths and injuries. Construction work naturally puts workers into dangerous situations that make it easy for an accident to occur.

Some of the most common causes of construction site injuries and fatalities in Tampa include:

  • Insufficient safety precautions
  • Poor oversight
  • Lack of proper training
  • Structural collapse
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Fires and explosions
  • Falling objects
  • Improper use of equipment
  • Poorly maintained equipment
  • Electrical accidents
  • Welding accidents
  • Scaffolding accidents
  • Crane accidents
  • Hoist accidents
  • Harness accidents
  • Dangerous or defective equipment
  • Toxic exposure

This partial list shows how many ways a Tampa construction worker can be seriously injured or killed while working at a construction site. Construction sites can also pose dangers to unrelated individuals, like pedestrians, drivers, or nearby residents who suffer harm due to the actions that occur at a construction site.

When a Tampa construction accident does not result in death, the outcome can still bring life-altering consequences in areas like health, earning ability, and overall quality of life for workers and their dependents. Some workers never recover fully, leaving loved ones without their financial support. After severe injuries, a worker may also need lifelong care or ongoing medical procedures.

Even in cases when a full recovery is possible, the medical expenses that accrue after a construction accident can leave a worker and their family facing significant debt they may never be able to pay off.

Who Is Responsible for a Tampa Construction Site Injury?

Responsibility for a Tampa construction site injury is complicated. Construction sites often have multiple parties on-site. When a combination of prime contractors, general contractors, subcontractors, and others work together at a job site, the question of who bears liability for the accident can lead to a legal headache for the worker trying to gain compensation.

Identifying the liable party and then building a case against them is one of the primary reasons an injured worker needs a skilled, experienced Tampa construction accident lawyer fighting for their rights. No party will willingly come forward and volunteer to accept the financial responsibility of a construction site accident especially when there are many other parties present to whom they can assign blame.

Determining liability in a Tampa construction accident case involves thoroughly investigating all aspects of the accident and how it occurred.

Some of the parties you can most likely hold financially responsible include:

  • The construction site owner
  • Contractors
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Manufacturers

How and why the accident occurred determines which party you can hold responsible.

When a faulty piece of equipment causes a worker’s injury, you might blame the manufacturer. If a construction crew carefully followed proper protocols for unsafe building designs, you might hold an engineer or architect liable for resulting injuries.

What to Do After a Construction Accident in Tampa, FL

Taking the proper steps after a Tampa construction accident is necessary to protect yourself financially. Without documentation, you risk finding yourself without the evidence you need to support your construction injury claim.

Report the Injury

In the immediate aftermath of a construction injury, a worker’s safety should come first. An injured worker should report the injury to a supervisor. When a Tampa construction accident causes severe injuries, employers are legally required to report the injury to OSHA.

Under federal law, serious workplace injuries include those that lead to:

  • Amputation
  • Loss of an eye
  • Inpatient hospitalization

Documentation about your medical care after a construction site accident can help prove the accident was the cause of the injury.

Collect Evidence

Construction accident attorneys depend on evidence to build a case after a construction site accident. The more evidence a lawyer has, the stronger their case.

Taking note of witnesses present for the accident, taking photographs of the scene, and keeping copies of all paperwork from your workplace and doctor can help a construction accident lawyer build a stronger case. Your lawyer may need to gather witness testimony or rely on photographs of the accident site to build a case for liability against the responsible party.

Call Our Tampa Construction Accident Lawyers

Finally, the most important step after a Tampa construction accident is to begin working with an experienced construction accident lawyer as soon as possible. The sooner a lawyer gets involved in your case, the more opportunities they have to preserve evidence and prevent you from unintentionally taking steps that harm your chances of compensation.

Admitting fault for the accident or speaking with an insurance company before consulting a lawyer are two of the most common mistakes injured workers make and these actions can come with consequences that a lawyer cannot undo.

Attend a free consultation with a Tampa construction accident lawyer before beginning your construction injury claim process, and never apologize or admit fault for a construction accident.

How Our Tampa Construction Accident Lawyers Help You Gain Compensation

Frank and Jennifer Fernandez offer free consultations on Tampa construction accident cases. Even if you are not sure whether you need a lawyer, you should take the time to get an experienced lawyer’s advice on how to proceed with your claim.

At your consultation, we will let you know your options and their possible outcomes. Our construction accident attorneys aim to help clients recover higher compensation than they would have received if they had attempted to navigate the claims process without our skilled legal representation.

We will identify whether your injuries leave you with grounds for a personal injury claim and estimate a case value given your injuries. If a worker died in a Tampa construction accident, we can file a wrongful death action on behalf of the deceased’s estate.

Our legal process involves:

  • Collecting and reviewing evidence
  • Identifying liability
  • Building a case
  • Identifying a compensation value
  • Negotiating a settlement
  • Representing you in court

You may need to go to court if the responsible insurance company refuses to settle for an amount that fairly compensates you for the damage.

It is more common for cases to resolve in the negotiation stage, but Fernandez Firm Accident Injury Attorneys has a strong track record for producing winning court outcomes. If your case must go to court, our award-winning trial attorneys will not hesitate to fight for justice before a judge or jury.

Time to Pursue Compensation Over a Tampa Construction Accident Is Limited

The aftermath of a construction accident is often stressful and chaotic. An injured worker and their loved ones are busy juggling medical appointments, household responsibilities, and mounting piles of bills without the income they usually depend on.

The physical and emotional stress brought on by a serious accident can make it hard to think clearly or prioritize setting up a consultation with a construction accident attorney.

However, consulting with a lawyer should be one of the first steps you take after an accident if you want to protect your finances. Involving a lawyer from the start of your case does more than simply increase your chances of maximizing compensation; it also helps ensure that you do not run out of time.

Florida law limits how long you have to bring a case to court. Contacting a lawyer right away is the safest way to ensure they have adequate time to build a case, negotiate a settlement, and take further action if necessary.

Call Frank and Jennifer Fernandez to Learn What Your Tampa Construction Accident Claim Is Worth

Frank Fernandez - Experienced Lawyer for Construction Accidents near Tampa area
Frank Fernandez, Construction Accident Lawyer in Tampa

You cannot know what your construction accident case is worth until you consult with a top rated personal injury lawyer in Tampa. If you have been injured in a Tampa construction accident, Frank and Jennifer Fernandez are ready to fight for financial justice.

Contact Fernandez Firm Accident Injury Attorneys today at (813) 278-1032 for your free consultation with our experienced Tampa construction accident lawyers.

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The Fernandez Firm – Tampa Office

2503 W Swann Ave #100,
Tampa, FL 33609
Phone: (863) 230-8489