Sarasota Construction Accident Lawyer
If you sustained injuries in an accident on a Sarasota, FL , construction site, Sarasota construction accident lawyers from Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers will review your case and help you pursue the maximum compensation allowable based on the facts of your case. We can help you navigate a complicated workers’ compensation case and evaluate your eligibility to pursue compensation through a third-party civil claim.
When you work with Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers, you can expect one of our Sarasota construction accident lawyers to handle your case from beginning to end. We want you to feel like a member of our family and know we will treat you like one, as well. Call (855) 529-0269 today for your complimentary case review.
We Understand How Sarasota Construction Accidents Happen
Construction accidents happen every day. Construction is one of the most dangerous industries when it comes to on-the-job injuries. In general, it is possible to prevent most construction accidents, but unsafe working conditions, poor training, and missing safety equipment can make it difficult to avoid getting hurt. Some of the most common types of construction accident injuries include:
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Falls from an elevated height
- Hit by falling debris or dropped materials
- Overexertion and muscle strain injuries
- Caught in or between incidents
- Forklifts and heavy machinery accidents
- Burns from electricity, chemicals, or fire
- Trench collapses
You May Have Options to Pursue Compensation After a Sarasota Construction Accident
No matter how your on-the-job construction accident happened or who caused it, you will likely be able to file a claim and recover benefits through workers’ compensation. Florida requires employers to provide this type of insurance coverage for their workers. If you suffer injuries at work, we can help you file your claim. You should be eligible to receive benefits that include:
- Medical treatment, prescription drugs costs, and other care-related expenses
- About two-thirds of your usual paycheck to cover lost wages, up to a set limit
- Funeral and burial costs if a member of your family passed away as a result of their injuries
Our Sarasota construction accident lawyer can also review the facts of your case to determine if you are eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit against a third party whose actions may have contributed or caused your accident. We can take legal action and pursue damages on your behalf. Reach out to us today to let us evaluate your options for free.
Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers Can Handle Your Sarasota Construction Accident Case
At Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers, you will always work with our partners directly. We can review your options for pursuing compensation after a construction site injury in Sarasota. Not only can we file your workers’ compensation paperwork and help you navigate this process, but we will also investigate your accident to determine who is at fault.
Fault is important after a construction accident in Sarasota because if we can show someone other than your employer acted negligently, we can take legal action to hold that party accountable. This may include:
- Property owner
- General contractor
- Equipment manufacturer
- Worker for another contractor or company
We can pursue a payout for you if we can identify another negligent party. This is key if you do not qualify for workers’ compensation or if your expenses exceed the workers’ compensation benefits available to you.
As a part of investigating your case, we will collect evidence to prove your accident-related expenses and losses. This will help us prove your damages and calculate a fair value for your case.
Recoverable Damages in a Construction Accident Civil Suit
If we can identify a liable third party and file a case against them, we may be able to recover compensation on your behalf. This is possible by negotiating an out-of-court settlement or winning a verdict and award in court. The damages available in a construction accident civil suit are generally much greater than the benefits available through workers’ compensation.
Recoverable damages from a civil case against a liable third party may include:
- Medical care and related expenses not paid by workers’ compensation
- Ongoing and future care costs
- Lost wages not covered by workers’ compensation
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Wrongful death damages, in the event your loved one passed away because of the injuries they sustained in a Sarasota construction accident
We Need to Act Quickly to Ensure We Can Pursue Compensation in Your Case
Florida’s statute of limitations only gives us four years to take legal action against a negligent third party, and the state’s workers’ compensation laws require us to file a claim within two years of the date of the accident. While this may seem like plenty of time, it is imperative you act quickly.
Investigating your case and building a strong argument for a payout will take time. We need to ensure we get to work on it before evidence begins to disappear. If we wait too long, it may be difficult to prove negligence and liability in your case. Call us today to discuss your case and let our team evaluate your options for recovering the damages you deserve.
Talk to a Sarasota Construction Accident Lawyer About Your Case
The partners from Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers, Jason and Debi Chalik, personally handle every case. You will speak to one of them directly about your case, not a firm associate. We understand that every case is unique and therefore requires and deserves personalized attention and individual legal counsel.
Call (855) 529-0269 today to schedule a free evaluation of your case. We can file all workers’ compensation claims and paperwork, as well as pursue a payout in a third-party claim when possible.