If you suffered injuries on a Miami construction site, you have options. A construction accident injury can leave you with expensive medical bills and the inability to work. If the property owners and contractors onsite do not follow safety precautions, they can be liable for your losses. A Miami construction accident lawyer from Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers can help you hold the negligent party liable and seek the payout you deserve.
From developments on Miami Beach to Wynwood, new buildings are constantly designed and constructed to meet the demands of new residents and tourism in the city. While the construction industry offers Miami an economic boost, it also puts workers, residents, and others in potentially dangerous situations.
Legal Options for Recovering Compensation After a Miami Construction Accident
Your options for pursuing compensation will depend on the nature of your connection to the construction site.
Workers Injured on a Construction Site
If your accident happened at work, workers’ compensation should cover your medical expenses and a portion of your lost wages. However, your workers’ compensation benefits may not cover all your medical costs and other losses. Unfortunately, Florida law prohibits employees from filing lawsuits against their employers in most cases.
You may have another option to recover additional compensation: a third-party injury claim. If a property owner, manufacturer, or another contractor is to blame for your accident, you could recover several types of compensation.
To recover the compensation you deserve, we must establish the following:
- Duty of care: The at-fault party owed you a duty of care to ensure your safety.
- Breach of duty: The responsible party behaved negligently and breached that duty.
- Causation: The breach of duty caused the accident to occur.
- Damages: You suffered damages (e.g., medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, etc.)
It is possible to file a third-party claim in addition to a workers’ compensation claim.
Non-Workers Injured at a Construction Site
Others may be injured on or near construction sites. Such parties may include:
- Residents of buildings under construction
- Pedestrians, cyclists, drivers, or others passing through or near the site
If you are in this situation, you may be able to file a personal injury claim or lawsuit. This will require proving that the construction site’s negligence was the direct cause of your injuries and that the construction site owners owed you a duty of care.
We can help you file a lawsuit or seek an out-of-court settlement, depending on the option that produces the best possible results in your case.
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Recovering the Costs Associated with a Construction Accident
Suffering injuries from a construction accident can be overwhelming. You may find yourself facing bills for expensive medical procedures and physician visits. If you are unable to work, these medical bills and household expenses can pile up and become overwhelming.
Our attorneys will work to recover the following types of costs:
- Medical costs
- Future medical costs
- Lost wages
- Loss of work benefits
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Scarring and disfigurement
When we investigate how the accident is affecting your life and health, we will consider your past, present, and future losses.
You shouldn’t have to pay for the costs of ongoing or future medical care out of pocket. Our lawyers will fight for all forms of compensation you deserve.
If You Lost a Loved One to Their Injuries on a Miami Construction Site
If you are the family member of someone who passed away from injuries on a construction site, you could file a claim or lawsuit for wrongful death damages. We can help you handle all the details involved and seek compensation for your financial and non-financial losses.
For family members of construction workers, death benefits are available through workers’ compensation.
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How Our Attorneys Can Help with Your Miami-Dade Construction Accident Case
Our team at Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers is familiar with construction accident cases in Miami, and we know how to help you begin the path to compensation today. We are proud to represent the families of victims of the 2021 Surfside condominium collapse, and we are ready to work hard for you and your family, too.
Whether you are an injured worker exploring the possibility of filing a third-party claim or an injured pedestrian filing suit against a construction company, we can offer you the following:
Every case and injury is different. We must learn every detail of your case to determine the best course of legal action. Then, we can help you make decisions about your case, like whether to file a workers’ compensation claim or a third-party lawsuit.
Our complimentary consultation gives us the chance to learn more about you as well as your case.
Assisting You in Filing Necessary Paperwork
To stay within the strict statute of limitations, we must file the appropriate paperwork as soon as possible. This may include court documentation if we are filing suit, for instance.
For those filing for workers’ compensation benefits, we can help you submit paperwork and navigate an appeal. We will help you with the complex legal process in Florida while you focus on recovering your health.
To seek compensation for your losses in a personal injury case, it is necessary that we establish liability. There are a few potential liable parties:
- A property owner
- Another crew leader
We will collect the necessary documentation to establish liability. We can use evidence such as:
- The accident report
- Witness statements
- Photographs or video evidence of the worksite
- Employment records
- Expert witness statements
- Records of past violations
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Construction Accident Statutes of Limitations in Florida
We must file your lawsuit within Florida’s statute of limitations. The following deadlines may affect your case:
- In most personal injury cases, we have four years to file a lawsuit, per Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a).
- If the case includes a wrongful death, we must submit a claim within two years from the date of the death, per Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(d).
- We must file all workers’ compensation claims within two years of the accident, per Florida Statutes § 440.19.
Failing to file within these time limits can make it difficult, if not impossible, to collect compensation. You should discuss your case with our team as soon as possible to protect your right to compensation.
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