Your Rights In a Florida Construction Accident
The hardworking men and women of the construction industry are the backbone of Florida’s infrastructure. Each time a new building goes up, a school is built, or a road is paved, you can be sure an entire crew of dedicated construction professionals played a significant role in bettering our economy.
Construction is also a demanding and dangerous job. It’s tough on the body and the mind. When you are hurt on a construction site, you have to worry about your physical recovery as well as your financial security. How will you pay your bills? Will you have a job waiting for you when you’re back on your feet? Will the workers’ compensation you receive be enough to pay for it all? These are the types of questions that keep you up at night.
The lawyers at Schrier Law Group assist construction professionals throughout the state of Florida with construction injuries. We know how much your ability to work means to you and your family. When an injury forces you to stop working, you need to know you can count on compensation to get you through your physical recovery. And if an injury is serious enough to prevent you from returning to work, you need enough compensation to ensure you don’t have to worry about paying your bills and maintaining your standard of living. We have offices in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Jacksonville and Tampa.
Get the maximum compensation you deserve for a construction injury. Call 305-893-5500 to speak to a lawyer today.
Types Of Construction Accident Cases We Handle
Our lawyers handle all types of construction accident cases, including those involving:
- Scaffolding injuries
- Defective tools
- Lack of safety instruction or training
- Ineffective safety equipment
- Ladder accidents
- Falls from heights
- Slips and falls
- Malfunctioning machinery and equipment
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
- OSHA violations
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck and spinal cord injuries
- Injuries from falling or dropped objects
- Crane accidents
With so many moving parts and dangerous equipment, construction sites are hazardous places. It’s up to the contractors and companies overseeing the site to ensure workers are protected and equipped with the right equipment and training. In many construction accident cases, liability traces back to multiple defendants. No matter what kind of case you’re facing, we will identify the responsible parties to ensure we obtain the maximum compensation available in your case.
If you are injured on the job, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, regardless of who was at fault. If someone other than your employer was responsible for the accident, you may have the right to recover additional compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit. Our lawyers handle cases involving unsafe property conditions, careless subcontractors, motor vehicle accidents and others types of negligence.
What If My Workers’ Compensation Is Not Enough?
In Florida, employers are required to maintain workers’ compensation coverage for their workers. In an on-the-job accident, it’s normal to first seek workers’ compensation benefits to help cover your medical bills, lost wages and other expenses.
In many cases, however, workers’ compensation is not enough to pay for all the costs associated with a construction accident injury. In these cases, it may be possible to pursue a lawsuit against third parties responsible for your injuries. For example, if you were injured by defective equipment, or by unsafe conditions in a building owned by a third party, you may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit against that defendant in addition to receiving workers’ compensation payments for your injury.
Talk To a Florida Construction Accident Attorney
If you or someone you love has been injured in a construction accident, call 305-893-5500 or complete our contact form to talk with one of our attorneys. We offer a free case evaluation.
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Acting quickly and decisively is always your best course of action, when you have a serious legal issue. The caring team at Schrier Law Group will listen to the facts of your case, answer your questions, and offer suggestions and strategies to protect your rights and recover the highest possible dollar award settlement for your case. Best of all, you pay nothing, until we win your case. Contact us to schedule a free consultation.