If you or a loved one suffered an injury in a construction accident, our personal injury law firm could fight on your behalf to recover damages. Compensation you receive could cover your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and more.
Unlike many Boca Raton construction accident lawyers, our firm proves our dedication to clients by having them work directly with our partners – not firm associates. We are honest, approachable people who are active in the community and devoted to protecting the rights of the injured people of Boca Raton.
Compensation Our Lawyers Will Pursue After Your Palm Beach County Construction Accident
Injuries from a construction accident can be severe, wielding devastating physical and emotional effects – as well as stressing your economic wellbeing. Our lawyers will work diligently to determine the full extent of losses your injury has cost you.
Without knowing the circumstances of your accident and the severity of your injury, it is difficult to say how much compensation you could receive in a settlement or court award. However, several types of damages often result from this type of action.
This type of financial compensation covers monetary losses that are objectively verifiable. Examples include:
- Medical bills (past and future)
- Lost income and benefits
- Physical rehabilitation
- Physical therapy
- Prescription medications
- Mobility devices
- Replacement services (lawn care, household chores, etc.)
You could also receive compensation that covers more subjective losses, including:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Diminished quality of life
We Have Ample Resources and Work with Experts
Our lawyers know how to research your losses – economic and non-economic – so we can demand damages that reflect the past and future consequences of your injury.
We have the resources to thoroughly analyze this matter, as well as access to experts who can testify as to the value of medical, economic, occupational, and psychological losses this injury has caused.
If you lost a family member in a construction accident, you could be eligible to pursue a wrongful death action. Per Florida Statutes 768.21, you could possibly recover the following losses from this legal action:
- Loss of support and services from your family member since the date of their injury to the date of their passing
- Loss of support and services from your family member since the date of their death
- Loss of companionship
- Mental pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Funeral expenses
We are sorry for your loss. Consider relieving yourself of the additional burden of pursuing compensation by allowing our law firm to recover damages on your behalf.
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Type of Construction Accident Cases We Handle
Construction sites are massive and have plenty of opportunities for accidents. We handle all construction accident cases, regardless of how they happened:
- Scaffolding accidents
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Ladder accidents
- Injuries from falling objects
- Power tool accidents
- Injuries from backover and crush accidents
- Crane accidents
- Collapsing trenches
- Improper lifting
- Heat stroke/exhaustion
- Fires and explosions
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What We Do to Protect Your Right to Compensation in Boca Raton
If you were hurt as someone who was either visiting or working on a construction site, you deserve compensation. Insurance companies covering damages on behalf of their negligent policyholders have a knack for intimidating, confusing, and manipulating injured people who file claims. We are here to protect you.
One of the first questions we will ask you in your free case review is whether your injury occurred while you worked on the site or as you visited the site.
Our strategy differs depending on how you answer.
On-the-Job Construction Accident Injuries
The State of Florida requires that all employers carry workers’ compensation insurance. This policy should cover the costs of workers who sustain injuries on the job.
If you were injured on the construction site while completing your work duties, your first step is usually to file a workers’ compensation claim.
With workers’ compensation, it does not matter if you were at fault for the accident. The downside to these claims is that they cover only medical expenses and two-thirds of your average weekly income for the period during which you cannot work.
Suing Your Employer
Workers’ compensation insurance protects employers from injured workers filing lawsuits. However, an employee can sue their employer for a construction accident injury sustained on the job if:
- The employer was uninsured.
- The employer retaliates against the employee for filing a workers’ comp claim.
- The employer or insurance company wrongfully disputes the employee’s claim
Suing a Third Party
If your construction site injury resulted from the negligence of a third party, you can file a lawsuit against them and recover more damages – including non-economic damages, like pain and suffering – than you would through a workers’ compensation claim.
Examples of types of defendants in a third-party construction accident lawsuit include:
- Defective equipment manufacturers
- Property owners
- General contractors
- Sellers or distributors of dangerous chemicals and materials
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Construction Accidents not Related to Work
If you suffered injury while walking or driving past a construction site, and you were not working on the construction project, our lawyers could fight to recover damages on your behalf.
Sometimes, mold spores or hazardous chemicals become airborne when construction work is being done on old buildings or roads. People who breathe in or ingest these substances can suffer serious illnesses and injuries, and the victims have the right to pursue compensation from the liable parties.
By filing a personal injury lawsuit, you could receive compensation to cover your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
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Florida Limits the Amount of Time You Have to File a Construction Accident Lawsuit
Our attorneys will investigate your construction accident, identify at-fault parties, establish liability, and negotiate with insurance companies for your compensation. However, if the insurer fails to agree to a fair settlement, we are prepared to take your case to trial.
Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a) generally gives injured people two years to file a lawsuit against the negligent parties who caused their injuries. This is called the statute of limitations.
The wrongful death statute of limitations in Florida is typically two years (Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(d)). This means you have two years from the date of your family member’s death in which to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Let Our Construction Accident Lawyers Fight to get You the Compensation You Deserve
Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers is in the business of protecting the rights of the injured people of Boca Raton. For our founding partners and legal team, this is a deep-rooted passion. Prior clients can attest to this.
We charge legal fees only if we win compensation for you in the form of either a settlement or jury verdict. Call Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers today for a free case review: (561) 826-4000.
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