Florida Construction Accident Lawyer
You could qualify to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits and a personal injury lawsuit if you were hurt on a construction site. You may also take legal action if you developed an illness as a result of your job.
The benefits or damages you receive could help you get medical care, make up for your lost wages and earning capacity, and compensate you for your pain and suffering.
Get help from a Florida construction accident lawyer at Chalik&Chalik Injury Lawyers by calling 855-529-0269. We offer free consultations about your case, and we do not get paid unless you do, so call today.
How Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers Can Help After a Construction Accident
Our team can help you identify all your legal options following a construction accident and pursue the appropriate legal channels, so you get the compensation you need after a construction injury or illness.
Here are some of the ways we can help you with your case:
- Help with workers’ compensation claims, including fighting an unfavorable decision
- File a third-party lawsuit against a non-employer responsible for your accident
- Investigate your accident to identify fault and all your recoverable damages
- Negotiate for a fair settlement in your personal injury case
- Gather evidence that establishes liability in your lawsuit, including accident reports, defective equipment, eyewitness statements, and more
Our team may even secure the assistance of expert witnesses who can provide opinion and testify about your case. Some types of expert witnesses we may work with include:
- Medical experts
- Vocational experts
- Lifecare planners and economists
- Industry experts
Speak with our team today by calling 855-529-0269. We can come to you so you can stay at home and rest. Further, our team works on a contingency basis, so we do not get paid unless you do.
Types and Causes of Construction Accidents
If you were hurt on a construction site, you may qualify to take legal action. Whatever the cause of your accident, talk to a Florida construction accident lawyer about your legal options to get compensation for your medical care, lost wages, and more.
Among the most common types of serious construction accidents – dubbed by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as the “fatal four” – are:
- Struck by an object
- Caught-in/between accidents
Other types of construction accidents include overexertion and heat exhaustion, hearing damage or loss, tripping, and vehicle accidents.
Somepossible causes of construction accidents include:
- Lack of safety training
- Hiring untrained workers
- Unsecured scaffolding
- Unsafe ladders
- Hazardous materials
- Loud or vibrating machines or tools
- Defective tools or equipment
- Lack of personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Violation of OSHA construction safety regulations
While a workers’ compensation claim does not require proving fault and liability, if you pursue a personal injurylawsuit against a third party, your case must establish fault and liability. We can help. Call 855-529-0269.
Workers’ Compensation for Construction Accidents
Eligibility for Workers’ Compensation After a Construction Accident
Employers carry workers’ compensation insurance to cover employees who are injured on the job. Employees hurt at work can receive workers’ compensation benefits regardless of fault for the injury or illness.
A workers’ compensation claim covers your medical care and a portion of your lost wages. Medical benefits cover any necessary medical treatment with an approved doctor, including:
- Doctor visits
- Hospital stays
- Lab testing or other medical testing
- Medication costs
- Physical therapy
Your travel expenses (mileage reimbursement) may even be covered under Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation rules.
Lost Wage Disability Benefits
Disability benefits cover a portion of your lost wages. You may qualify for:
- Temporary total disability if you are unable to work
- Temporary partial disability if you can work with certain restrictions
- Impairment benefits if you reached maximum medical improvement and still have a disability rating
- Permanent total disability if you are permanently unable to work
If your loved one died in a work accident on a construction site, you may qualify for death benefits.
Personal Injury Lawsuit for Construction Accidents
Eligibility to File a Construction Accident Lawsuit
You generally cannot sue your employer for a work accident, but you may qualify to file a third-party lawsuit against a non-employer that caused your construction accident.
For example, if a sub-contractor on the job site was careless and dropped a tool from an elevated height, and that tool struck you, you may qualify to file a lawsuit against the sub-contractor.
Defendants in Construction Accident Lawsuits
Some of the parties that may be liable in a work-related personal injury lawsuit stemming from a construction accident include:
- General contractors
- Construction site owners
- Tool, equipment, or material manufacturers
A personal injury lawsuit may allow you to recover damages beyond the benefits provided by workers’ compensation. Some recoverable damages for a construction accident lawsuit include:
- Medical bills
- Full value of lost wages or loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
Deadlines for Construction Accident Cases
Some of the deadlines that apply to workers’ compensation cases include:
- You have 30 days to notify your employer of yourinjury or illness
- You have two years to file your claim for workers’ compensation benefits
The deadline to file a personal injury lawsuit for a construction accident is four years. If your loved one died in a construction accident or due to an illness related to their job, you have two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
But the sooner you secure the representation of a construction accident attorney, the sooner we can get to work on your case. Contact us right away so we can secure evidence and begin the appropriate legal processes.
Act Now Before Your Deadline Expires
Contact Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers for help with your construction accident case. We can help you exercise your rights under Florida workers’ compensation and personal injury law to fight forall the benefits and damages you deserve.
Call us at 855-529-0269 to get your free consultation and secure the help of a Florida construction accident lawyer.