Many on-the-job accidents are covered by workers’ compensation, but sometimes, people are hurt from accidents that do not fall under the coverage of the workers’ compensation program. These injured people might have a personal injury claim.
If you have been injured in Tampa, Florida, a Tampa construction accident lawyer could talk to you and find out if you might be able to seek compensation for your injuries and losses. We offer an initial consultation at no cost to you, which means that you have nothing to lose. You can reach out to us today.
How Much a Construction Accident Claim Is Worth
We cannot say how much compensation you might recover for your construction accident injury claim, because no two cases are identical. One person might have catastrophic injuries, while another might only require a few stitches. One person might make a complete recuperation, while another might face a lifetime of physical or intellectual challenges.
We will need to talk to you and look into the facts of your incident before we can come up with an approximate financial value for your case.
In the meantime, you might fight it helpful to learn about the kinds of money damages that are common in these injury claims, according to the American Bar Association. The specific types and amounts you might be able to pursue will depend on the unique facts of your case.
If your injuries were severe enough to keep you away from your job while recuperating, you might have missed some paychecks. People tend to be unable to work during three points:
- Right after the accident
- When undergoing medical procedures, like operations or physical therapy
- When healing after medical procedures
Healthcare is expensive in this country. When someone else’s carelessness causes you to suffer injury, you should not also have to bear the financial burden of that harm. Typically, one can recover the reasonable cost of medical treatment, including doctor visits, hospitalizations, prescription drugs, physical therapy, and laboratory work.
Pain and Suffering
Our legal system realizes that the mere payment of your out-of-pocket expenses is not fair compensation for all that you have endured. Getting hurt can be inconvenient, emotionally upsetting, and uncomfortable. Pain and suffering money damages address those issues.
Depending on the nature and extent of your wounds, as well as any residual impairment from your injuries, you might be eligible to seek money damages for additional losses.
Also, if your close relative died from injuries sustained in a construction accident, there might be additional compensation available.
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Types of Construction Accidents
Construction work is inherently dangerous. In fact, it is one of the most dangerous ways to make a living in America. Construction workers can get injured on the job by falling from a great height, electrocution, getting struck by a heavy object, and many other accidents.
Injuries from construction accidents are not limited to construction workers. Third parties can get hurt in events like these:
Road Construction Crashes
When people do not notice road construction signs or slow down appropriately, collisions can happen. If you were stopped or driving slowly because of road construction, another vehicle could hit you from behind or sideswipe you because they could not decelerate in time.
Construction Truck Collision with Another Vehicle
A construction project requires building supplies being transported to the job site. If you were in an accident with a construction truck, you might have a claim for your injuries. Construction trucks tend to be large and heavy, even when not weighed down by cargo. The great weight and mass of construction trucks can lead to severe and even fatal injuries.
Injuries to Pedestrians Near Construction Site
Some construction projects take place in crowded urban locations that have a large amount of foot traffic. When things get dropped, equipment malfunctions, or objects go flying through the air out of control, innocent bystanders can suffer harm.
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How to Prove Liability in a Negligence-Based Tampa Construction Accident Claim
Personal injury cases, unlike workers’ compensation claims, usually have their basis in negligence. Before the court will hold someone liable to pay you money for your personal injury claim, you will need to establish their legal liability.
Under Florida law, a person is liable if all four of these elements are true:
- The defendant owed you a duty of care. Let’s say that you were stuck in traffic because of road construction. Every driver on that road had a duty to pay attention and keep a careful lookout.
- Breach of duty. If someone violates their legal duty of care, they are negligent. In our scenario, the driver behind you was checking text messages instead of devoting their full attention to the act of driving. That conduct was careless and breached the duty of care.
- We are surrounded by countless acts of negligence on a daily basis. Thankfully, not all careless conduct results in injury. If, however, the negligence caused the crash, the facts will satisfy the third element.
- Quantifiable losses. If you suffered physical injuries in the collision, you have the fourth element, which is measurable damages.
In a case based on negligence, when your Tampa construction accident lawyer meets these four factors, they can request compensation for your losses.
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Four Mistakes to Avoid After Being Hurt in a Tampa Construction Accident
These are four of the many things that could decrease the value of your injury claim after a Tampa construction accident:
Delaying Medical Treatment
The quicker you get medically evaluated and treated for your injuries, the easier it is to prove that the accident caused your wounds.
Apologizing to Other People
A simple expression of compassion or sympathy at the scene of the accident could get twisted into an admission of guilt. The careless party might try to blame everyone else for the injuries and other losses.
Giving a Recorded Statement
Insurance company claims adjusters frequently ask people for recorded statements. The adjuster will ask a list of questions and record the responses. The claims adjuster will then go through the transcript looking for reasons to pay you less money than you deserve. We advise our clients not to give recorded statements, but instead, to have the insurer ask us for any information they need.
Venting on Social Media
We recommend that our clients stay off of social media entirely until their claim is closed. Otherwise, your words could get taken out of context and used against you.
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How to Find a Tampa Construction Accident Lawyer for Your Case
Our firm is caring and compassionate toward our clients. We understand that you are already going through a difficult time. You deserve a firm where you can work directly with one of the partners on your claim.
You can reach out to Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers today to get started. The initial consultation is free.
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