Florida Construction Accidents and Your Rights
The hard-working men and women of the construction industry are the backbone of American’s infrastructure. Each time a new building goes up, a school is built, or a road is paved, you can be sure an entire crew of dedicated construction professionals played a significant role in bettering our economy.
Construction is also a demanding and dangerous job. It’s tough on the body and the mind. When you are hurt on a construction site, you have to worry about your physical recovery as well as your financial security. How will you pay your bills? Will you have a job waiting for you when you’re back on your feet? Will the workers’ compensation you receive be enough to pay for it all? These are the types of questions that keep you up at night.
The lawyers at The Law Offices of Paul K. Schrier, PLLC assist construction professionals throughout the state of Florida with construction injuries. We know how much your ability to work means to you and your family. When an injury forces you to stop working, you need to know you can count on compensation to get you through your physical recovery. And if an injury is serious enough to prevent you from returning to work, you need enough compensation to ensure you don’t have to worry about paying your bills and maintaining your standard of living.
Some of the main areas we serve can be found below:
- Miami Personal Injury Lawyers
- Orlando Personal Injury Attorney
- Jacksonville Personal Injury Lawyers
- Tampa Personal Injury Lawyers
- Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Lawyers
Types of Construction Accident Cases We Handle
At the Law Offices of Paul K. Schrier, PLLC, our attorneys are known throughout the state as some of the most formidable litigators in the area of construction accidents. We have taken on a full range of construction accident cases. Some of our most noteworthy victories include litigation involving:
- Scaffolding injuries
- Defective tools
- Lack of safety instruction or training
- Ineffective safety equipment
- Ladder accidents
- Falls from heights
- Slips and falls
- Malfunctioning machinery and equipment
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
- OSHA violations
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck and spinal cord injuries
- Injuries from falling or dropped objects
- Crane accidents
With so many moving parts and dangerous equipment, construction sites are hazardous places. It’s up to the contractors and companies overseeing the site to ensure workers are protected and equipped with the right equipment and training. In many construction accident cases, liability traces back to multiple defendants. No matter what kind of case you’re facing, we will identify the responsible parties to ensure we obtain the maximum compensation available in your case.
What If My Workers’ Compensation Is Not Enough?
In Florida, employers are required to maintain workers’ compensation coverage for their workers. In an on-the-job accident, it’s normal to first seek workers’ compensation benefits to help cover your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses.
In many cases, however, workers’ compensation is not enough to pay for all the costs associated with a construction accident injury. In these cases, it may be possible to pursue a lawsuit against third parties responsible for your injuries. For example, if you were injured by defective equipment, or by unsafe conditions in a building owned by a third party, you may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit against that defendant in addition to receiving workers’ compensation payments for your injury.
Talk to a Florida Construction Accident Attorney
Our award-winning lawyers have been recognized by the American Trial Lawyers Association and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. With locations across the state, we are available to assist you today. We offer free consultations, and lawyers are here to talk with you 24/7 about your case. You can reach us by phone, email, or our online contact form. Talk to a knowledgeable Florida construction accident attorney about your case by calling 800-700-7284.