A construction accident can be quite serious, causing major and even permanent injuries. A victim of this kind of accident can get support through workers’ compensation, but it may be best to get the representation of a Plantation construction accident lawyer from our firm.
When you work with Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers, your lawyer will help you navigate your case and even evaluate your eligibility to pursue damages through a third-party civil claim. Your lawyer will work with you directly, treat you like a member of the family, and help you recover the compensation you deserve. Connect with us for a free consultation.
You Have Options for Pursuing Compensation After Your Construction Accident
Regardless of how your construction accident occurred or which parties were involved, you can likely file a workers’ compensation claim and recover benefits. These benefits are typically standard in workers’ compensation claims. You should be eligible for damages like:
- Medical treatment costs
- Prescription drug costs
- Long term care costs, possibly
- Additional health-related expenses
- Lost wages (you should be able to claim about two-thirds of your usual paychecks, up to a set limit)
- Funeral and burial or cremation costs if a member of your family is deceased due to their injuries
Your employer might be trying to convince you not to file a claim, or you might be wondering whether you’ll receive all of the damages you deserve. A lawyer from our firm can help you claim your damages and possibly other damages you haven’t considered yet.
The Damages You Could Recover in a Construction Accident Civil Claim or Lawsuit
One of our lawyers can also determine your eligibility to file a personal injury claim or lawsuit against a third party, like a work colleague. If an individual’s actions contributed to or caused your accident, you may want to file this kind of claim or lawsuit instead of your workers’ compensation claim.
If one of our lawyers can identify a liable third party and show how their negligence contributed to or caused your injuries, we may be able to recover better compensation. The damages available in a civil claim or lawsuit can be much greater than the benefits through workers’ compensation. Your recoverable damages may include:
- Medical costs and related costs
- Long term care costs
- Other related costs not paid by workers’ compensation
- Lost wages not paid by workers’ compensation
- Reduced earning capacity due to a reduced ability to work
- Pain and suffering, as well as mental anguish you’ve endured
- Wrongful death damages, which may be greater than the damages you could recover through workers’ compensation
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We Work with Many Clients Like You
During our time working with clients, we’ve learned that construction accident cases can be especially serious. The injuries involved in these cases can be devastating for the victims and even their families. These people are very deserving of compensation.
We’ve successfully managed different construction accident cases over the years, and we’re confident we can manage yours successfully too. Some of the different cases we can take on include:
- Burns, including fire, chemical, and electricity-related burns
- Slip, trip, and fall cases
- Incidents involving trench collapses
- Falls from elevated heights, like falls from ladders
- Injuries due to falling debris or dropped materials
- Injuries related to ineffective or defective work equipment
- Incidents involving heavy machinery, like forklift-related accidents
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Here’s How We’ll Handle Your Plantation Construction Accident Case
With a member of the team at Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers, you’ll have all the support you could want throughout your case. We’ll start by sitting down with you to discuss your incident and how it has affected you. We’ll give you the attention and care you deserve, and we’ll treat you like an individual, not a customer.
After we have a good understanding of your situation, we’ll review your options for pursuing compensation and advise you about which damages to claim. As a part of this process, we’ll investigate your incident to determine who may be at fault. Determining fault is important, because if someone other than your employer acted negligently, that party should be held accountable.
If we decide together to file a workers’ compensation claim, we can file the claim for you. If we decide to file a personal injury claim or lawsuit instead, we can take care of it for you and, if necessary, represent you in court. To prove your case in court, we can refer to medical experts, accident reconstruction experts, construction site camera footage, and other sources of evidence.
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There Is a Time Limit to File Your Claim or Lawsuit
In Florida, the workers’ compensation laws give us two years from the date of an incident to file a workers’ compensation claim. The statute of limitations gives us four years to file a construction accident lawsuit against a negligent party, per Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a). We have only two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit, per Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(d).
To help us meet your deadline, connect with our firm today. We’ll get started on your case right away, investigating your incident and building your argument immediately. We’ll also ensure we collect evidence before it disappears or becomes obsolete. Some sources of evidence, like construction site camera footage, may be deleted soon, but we can collect it beforehand.
For a free legal consultation with a Chalik & Chalik lawyer serving Plantation, call (954) 472-7122
Talk with a Plantation Construction Accident Lawyer at Our Firm
Our firm’s partners personally handle each of our cases, so you can speak with one of them directly instead of having to speak with a firm associate. Also, you can expect your lawyer to be attentive and caring and provide you with personalized legal counsel. We’ll treat you like a member of our family. We know how important it is for you to feel like you have support after your incident.
Our partners at Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers are very capable construction accident attorneys, so you can be very confident in their capabilities. During your consultation, we’ll tell you more about how we can help and how we’ve helped so many people like you recover the compensation they deserve. Your consultation with us will be completely free.
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