I-4 Ultimate Construction Worker Injured By 7,000-Pound Pipe
An unnamed construction worker on a site at N. Hughey Ave was seriously injured by a 3-ton pipe that fell on his leg.
The Orlando Fire Department responded to the emergency, which ocurred around 1:30PM on Friday, September 13th, 2019.
Luckily, the on-site crews were able to free the man from under the pipes and stabilize him until help arrived. The victim was transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center for treatment, and remains in stable condition.
The construction worker’s employer, SGL, reported that it was not yet clear how the incident ocurred, but that investigations were ongoing.
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Laurence Banville of BanvilleLaw.com has experience with cases involving victims of construction site accidents, and offered the following insight for individuals who find themselves in similar situations.
“Experts agree that construction work is one of the most dangerous trades in America. As a result, anyone who works on a site is under constant risk of suffering an injury.
While federal supervising bodies like OSHA employ thousands of inspectors, these men and women are not enough to ensure all construction sites follow safety standards all the time. Indeed, violations to these standards are what usually lead to injuries and even death.
Like all other employees, construction workers are entitled to compensation after a workplace injury. This compensation is based on the specific circumstances, and will depend on the damages suffered.
Unfortunately, worker’s compensation claims can often be lacking in their benefits, if they’re not denied outright. In some cases, a personal injury lawsuit may also be filed; this can be done at the same time as the workers’ compensation claim is submitted. If successful, the workers’ comp claim may provide immediate benefits during the period of time in which the lawsuit is being disputed.
It can be difficult to comprehend all of the complexities of a lawsuit or a workers’ comp claim. If you or a loved one were victims of a construction site accident, an experienced personal injury attorney may be your best recourse, whether inside or outside the courtroom.”
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