Construction ranks as one of the most dangerous jobs in America. If you suffered injuries on or near a construction site, our firm can pursue compensation for your losses.
A Miami construction accident lawyer with the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine will assess your damages, explore your rights, and seek a recovery that pays for your losses. You do not have to navigate the legal process alone. We can help.
- You Could Have These Options When Seeking Damages
- How Can Our Lawyers Build and Manage Your Case?
- We Can Answer Some of Your Questions Right Now
- Listen to What Our Clients Say About Us
- Pitfalls That Could Harm the Monetary Value of Your Construction Accident Case
- Connect with Our Law Firm Serving Miami Today
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You Could Have These Options When Seeking Damages
Our course of action will depend on whether you were injured as a construction worker or bystander. The following options could apply to your situation:
You Could File a Workers’ Compensation Claim
Most employees in Florida are covered under workers’ compensation benefits, per the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation. If you qualify, you could seek a portion of your medical bills and lost wages. You generally have 30 days from the date of your accident to notify your employer of your accident, according to Florida’s Chief Financial Officer.
You Could File an Injury Claim or Lawsuit
If you were hurt on a construction site but you were not an employee, you could file a premises liability claim or lawsuit. Your case would rest on these principles:
- The property owner had a duty of care toward you.
- The property owned neglected this obligation.
- You were injured due to negligence.
- You suffered losses.
You generally have four years from the date of your accident to file your lawsuit, per Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a).
You Could File a Workers’ Compensation Claim and an Injury Case
Depending on your circumstances, you could file an injury claim and a workers’ compensation claim. Consider the following:
- You could file your workers’ compensation claim and pursue money from your employer’s insurer.
- You could file your claim or lawsuit against a negligent third party, like a parts manufacturer, motorist, or property owner.
Handling even just one of the processes we listed above could be complicated. Yet, with our construction accident lawyer in Miami on your side, you only have to worry about your health and recovery.
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How Can Our Lawyers Build and Manage Your Case?
First things first, our team works on a contingency-fee basis. What does this payment structure mean for you, though? You don’t pay anything up front or from your own savings to get our help. Additionally, we pay for all of your case’s filing costs and consultants until it concludes. Then, we get paid out of your final settlement.
You can expect us to take care of the following:
We Can Determine What Caused Your Construction Accident in Miami
After conducting our independent investigation, we may find that your accident was caused by one or more of the following:
- Heavy equipment
- Fall from a height, one of the most common causes of construction injuries
- A car accident or truck accident on the job
- A slip and fall injury accident
- A falling object
- Heavy lifting
- A broken harness or safety restraint
- Repetitive stress
- Collapsing scaffolding
We can hold the responsible party (or parties) accountable and seek the money you deserve.
We Can Assess the Impact of Your Injury on Your Life
Your case’s value extends beyond receipts and billing statements; it also pertains to your quality of life. We can assess your situation and determine if any of the following add to the value of your potential settlement:
- Mounting medical bills
- Missed work
- Financial stress
- Questions about liability and how to get compensated
- Physical pain and suffering
- Worry, anxiety, and depression
Your injury affects not only you but also your family, friends, and loved ones. If you have a spouse or children who rely on your income from your construction job, your family might worry about how to make ends meet. You might require the help of family and friends to carry out daily living activities that you cannot do on your own due to your injuries.
We Can Review How State Law Applies to Your Case
When determining your options, one or more of the following laws could apply to your situation:
- Florida’s no-fault insurance laws
- Florida’s pure comparative negligence system
- Florida’s serious injury threshold
- Your rights as a construction worker in Miami
The legal implications of a construction accident have a lot of nuances. It is beneficial to work with a lawyer who has fought and won these types of claims and can put their knowledge and resources to work for you.
We Help with Your Situation as a Whole
We can offer assistance in dealing with the little things that can cause stress and delay your recovery. Our legal support staff is dedicated to making your life easier.
Any time you need help with an insurance document, a car repair estimate, or anything else related to your claim, our staff is a phone call away and eager to help.
We Can Answer Some of Your Questions Right Now
If you were hurt on a construction site, you probably have a lot of questions about the claims process. Even if you’ve filed a car accident claim or lawsuit before, there are some nuances you might not know about.
Here are three questions and answers about your construction accident case:
When Should You Seek Medical Attention?
You should seek medical attention immediately if you have not already done so. Your case is founded on the idea that you were hurt due to negligence. If you can’t prove that you were hurt, then this inability could complicate things.
Your medical records will be a cornerstone piece of evidence for your injury claim or lawsuit. In your treatment file, a medical professional objectively describes your injuries and links your wounds to the accident. These third-party records also provide evidence of the severity of your injuries and track how well you recuperate.
What Happens If the Insurance Company Denies Your Claim?
Unfortunately, most insurance companies care more about money than injured people’s claims. So, it’s not unusual for even valid claims to be rejected. If that happens, we can continue negotiating or file a case in civil court. The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine usually resolve cases through settlements, but if not, we’re ready to advocate for you in court.
What Happens If You File Your Case Outside the Legal Deadline?
You could lose the right to seek damages if you file your case outside of the statute of limitations. Some exceptions could apply to your case. However, to be sure, you might want to consider speaking with a lawyer in Miami from our team. Sometimes, the deadline gets tolled, which means the person gets a little extra time, but usually, courts hold people to the standard time limit.
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Listen to What Our Clients Say About Us
It can help you decide which personal injury lawyer to hire if you can find out how they have treated their other clients. Here are just a few of the many reviews our clients have posted about the service they received from us in their time of need:
- “I was very pleased with the service I received from the law firm of Anidjar and Levine… I would highly recommend this law firm to anyone!” – 5 stars – Viviana J.
- “I can honestly say that Travis Greene and Shire Patel, attorneys at Anidjar & Levine, treated me like family after my accident… I would have no problem whatsoever recommending them to anyone & everyone.” 5 stars – Andrea V.
- “Shire Patel worked with me on my case and was absolutely amazing… I am very grateful he was my attorney and I would highly recommend him!” – 5 stars – Daniel R.
Come find out why our clients rave about how well we treat them.
Pitfalls That Could Harm the Monetary Value of Your Construction Accident Case
People who work construction are, by nature, a tough lot. It might hurt your pride to admit that you got injured. You should not, however, make any comments that minimize the severity of your injuries or ongoing pain and impairments. You should not blame yourself for the accident or make self-deprecating statements.
You will want to stay off of social media entirely until we get your injury claim resolved. The defendant’s insurer could access your social media accounts, regardless of your privacy settings, and use your postings and pictures against you in your case.
Also, you might get asked to give the insurance company a recorded statement. These statements do not help your case and the statement could damage it. If the insurer asks you to give a recorded statement, you can tell them to talk to your attorney for any information they need. The defendant and insurance companies are not supposed to contact you directly when you have a lawyer.
Connect with Our Law Firm Serving Miami Today
Construction is huge in Miami right now. Yet, with increased construction comes the increased risk of accidents. You don’t have to navigate the post-accident landscape alone. Let our construction accident lawyers in Miami-Dade County manage your case.
To get started, connect with the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine.