In 2014, more than 4,600 Americans died as a result of accidents on the job, and over 1.1 million workers were injured at their workplaces. Bureau of Labor Statistics, News Release (Sept. 17, 2015) http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cfoi.nr0.htm. Injuries can occur in all workplaces, though they are most common in manufacturing and construction.
We know the economic, physical and emotional toll that workplace injuries take on workers and their families. As trusted counsel to our clients, the trial lawyers at Buckner + Miles have successfully handled worker injury and workplace safety cases in state and federal courts throughout Florida and around the United States. We have helped working men and women and their families obtain the compensation they need. Among the results obtained by Buckner + Miles attorneys are:
- A $7.7 million settlement for a construction worker who suffered a life-altering brain injury and was permanently disabled when he was struck by a piece of taper tie which fell 14 floors from the building on which he was working and hit him on his hard hat.
- A $2 million settlement on behalf of the family of a Broward Sheriff’s Office Detective who was killed by a suspect during a raid of the suspect’s home.
- A confidential settlement for the family of an electrical worker killed by an explosion in a manhole in downtown Miami.
If you or a loved one has suffered a workplace accident, injury or death, contact the Florida workplace safety attorneys at Buckner + Miles today by calling (305) 964-8003 for a free evaluation of your case. Or, you can fill out the contact form on our website, and someone from the firm will contact you.