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Fort Lauderdale Construction Accident Lawyers

Skilled Florida Personal Injury Lawyers Advocate For Clients Injured In Construction Accidents In Palm Beach County and Broward County, Florida

Construction sites are inherently hazardous areas, and construction accidents can result in very serious injuries. From working up high on scaffolding to working down below in deep trenches, construction work poses risks for all involved. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) establishes construction safety standards but, unfortunately, construction accidents still occur due to negligence, cutting corners, or discarding the standards altogether.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident, the Fort Lauderdale construction accident lawyers at Lawlor, White & Murphey will protect your legal rights and advocate on your behalf to secure the compensation you deserve for your construction accident injuries.

Experienced Legal Team Recovers Full Workers’ Compensation Benefits For Construction Accident Injuries

If you have been hurt in a construction accident, you may have two options for recovering compensation for your injuries. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system, providing benefits to workers who are injured on the job or in job-related work, regardless of who may be at fault for the accident. Personal injury claims are based on negligence, providing compensatory damages to accident victims.

In Florida, workers who are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits may receive any of the following: 

  • Medical treatment: workers may receive benefits for all reasonable and necessary medical treatment that is the consequence of a workplace injury
  • Temporary disability: when a worker has suffered an injury on the job, the injured worker may receive monetary benefits that replace part of the wages that are lost due to the injury
  • Permanent partial disability: when a worker’s workplace injury results in partial disability, the worker may receive permanent partial disability benefits that vary depending upon the specific body part that has been affected
  • Permanent total disability: if it is determined that a worker’s injury or illness will not improve with additional treatment, the worker may receive permanent total disability benefits
  • Vocational rehabilitation: a worker that is injured on the job may receive vocational training or education so that the worker can pursue a new line of work

Dedicated Personal Injury Lawyers Recover Compensatory Damages For Victims Of Construction Accidents

When the negligent actions of a person, construction company, machine manufacturer, or another entity causes a construction accident, the injured victim can hold the at-fault party accountable by filing a personal injury claim to recover compensatory damages. These damages may include any of the following losses:

  • Expenses for medical treatment
  • Cost of prescription medication
  • Hospital bills
  • Expenses for surgery
  • Expense for rehabilitation
  • Emotional pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Future anticipated medical bills related to the injury
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earned sick and vacation time
  • Loss of life enjoyment and companionship

Liability can be difficult to prove in a construction accident claim, making it challenging to recover compensation for your losses. But the personal injury attorneys at Lawlor, White & Murphey have a track record of success in representing clients who have been injured in construction accidents. To learn more about the compensation you may recover for your construction accident, schedule a free consultation with our team.  

Experienced Florida Accident Attorneys Handle All Types Of Construction Accident Claims 

The nature of construction work is inherently hazardous, and accident types vary from falls to burns. At Lawlor, White & Murphey, our experienced construction accident attorneys handle all types of construction-related accident claims including — but not limited to — any of the following:

If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident, the skilled accident attorneys at Lawlor, White & Murphey can help you recover the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

Leading Florida Construction Accident Attorneys Fight For Fair Compensation For Victims Of Construction Accidents

Construction accidents can cause serious injury that can negatively impact your life, your family, and your finances. Don’t settle for less than you deserve.

At Lawlor, White & Murphey, our leading construction accident attorneys fight tirelessly to recover fair compensation for victims of construction accidents. From crane accidents to burn injuries, we have seen it all and our accomplished team has a track record of success in representing our clients. We offer a free consultation to construction accident victims — a member of our team will answer your questions, explain the compensation you may be eligible to receive, and how we can help. Schedule your free consultation with our office today.

Frequently Asked Questions About Construction Accidents In Palm Beach County and Broward County, Florida

FAQ: In Florida, who can be considered liable for construction accident injuries?

While workers’ compensation benefits are available to workers who are injured at the workplace or in the course of performing job duties, those benefits are provided regardless of who is at fault for the accident. In pursuing a personal injury claim for the injuries you sustained in a construction accident, multiple parties might be liable for your accident, including negligent property site owners, contractors, architects, engineers, equipment manufacturers, and other third parties.

FAQ: I was hurt in a construction accident but I am reluctant to file a workers’ compensation claim because I am afraid my employer will penalize me for doing so. Are there any protections in place for workers who file claims against employers?

Yes. If you were injured in a construction accident, you may file a workers’ compensation claim without fear of being penalized by your employer. The whole premise of workers’ compensation laws is to protect both the worker and the employer when there is an accident. Under these laws, employers are prohibited from firing, punishing, or retaliating against an employee who files a worker’s compensation claim. Employers are also protected — when an employee files a workers’ compensation claim, they forgo the right to file a lawsuit against the employer or any of their co-workers for any additional compensation.

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John K. Lawlor

John K. Lawlor, a South Florida personal injury attorney who focuses his practice on complex personal injury, wrongful death, and professional malpractice, founded the law firm of Lawlor, White & Murphey in 1996. Since 1995, Mr. Lawlor’s trial advocacy and litigation skills, as well as his wide-ranging legal expertise, have provided plaintiffs and their families with a distinct advantage when seeking financial compensation and justice for injuries caused by the negligence of others.

Ben Murphey

A partner at Lawlor, White & Murphey and a distinguished personal injury lawyer, Ben Murphey tries complex disputes that include civil appeals, maritime and admiralty claims, wrongful death, and labor disputes. Mr. Murphey has been recognized for his excellence in the area of personal injury litigation by being rewarded with a 10/10 Avvo Rating and named a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for 2010-2013 and Super Lawyers 2014-2019.

Anthony B. White

Since 1994, seasoned litigation and trial lawyer Anthony B. White has helped thousands of accident victims seek damages due to injuries sustained as a result of another party’s negligence. Included in America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals and selected to the 2012, 2014-2019 editions of Florida Super Lawyers, Mr. White specializes in car accidents, insurance disputes, wrongful death, product liability, and medical malpractice cases.


Vivian B.

John Lawlor and this practice provide their clients with the upmost professionalism and expertise. I highly recommend them!


John proved himself to be an attorney I could completely trust. His knowledge, experience and professionalism, mixed with his kindness and genuine concern for me and my family, were greatly appreciated.

Iskra D.

I cannot say enough about Anthony – he treated me like a friend instead of just another client. He was always available to answer any concerns, and provide guidance about my case.


I summarize my experience with Anthony with the words honesty, professionalism, efficiency and care. Thank you so much.

Jaime H.

This is a fantastic team of lawyers! Everyone who worked there treated me like I was their most important case, even though it wasn't a major car accident case. I would highly recommend them.


Ben worked on my case tirelessly and always kept me informed. Throughout a very lengthy and complex case he was very compassionate, empathetic and distributed a wealth of knowledge.


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