New development in the housing market and other locales across Miramar brings opportunity as well as risks for workers, contractors, and even innocent members of the public. Injured parties may have legal recourse for their injuries, depending on their situation. You could seek compensation for your medical costs, income losses, and more.
A Miramar construction accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can assist you in determining your options for legal relief and pursuing compensation for your losses.
For a free legal consultation with a construction accidents lawyer serving Miramar, call (800) 747-3733
What Compensation Can You Receive in a Construction Accident Case?
The compensation that you may receive in a construction accident case depends on your relationship to the construction site. Whether you are an employee injured at your own workplace or you were passing through a construction site can make a difference in the type of legal case you have.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Florida
If you work at a construction site and are injured in an on-the-job accident, your injuries likely could be covered by workers’ compensation insurance. Typically, employers in Florida are responsible for purchasing workers’ compensation insurance coverage for employees. You can receive reasonable and necessary medical treatment and partial compensation for lost wages through workers’ compensation benefits.
Damages in a Third-Party Personal Injury Lawsuit
In some cases, third parties may be responsible for the construction accident that caused your injuries. For instance, you might have a personal injury claim after a construction accident against:
- A third-party contractor
- A manufacturer of equipment or materials
- A supplier of equipment or materials
- The construction company, in the case of a pedestrian or driver who suffers injuries while near a construction site
In a personal injury case, you may be eligible to collect compensation for medical bills and lost income, just as you can in a workers’ compensation claim. However, you also may qualify to receive damages for pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and permanent impairments that arise from your injuries.
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How Can an Our Attorneys Help You After You’ve Been Injured in an Accident?
One of our construction accident lawyers serving Miramar will assist you through every stage of your construction accident case. You can focus your efforts on getting well while we focus on handling your legal claim.
As a result, you can rely on us to:
- Investigate the facts that led to your accident
- Identify all potentially liable parties
- Determine who is at fault for your accident
- Gather the proof necessary to prove your case
- Document your medical expenses and other losses
- Negotiate with the insurance company to pay your claim
- Meet all legal deadlines relevant to your case
Our Attorneys Will Go the Extra Mile for Your Case
We have represented many clients over the years who have been injured in construction accidents. We are here to make the legal process easier for you in any way that we can, such as by:
- Meeting you at your home or medical facility
- Providing you with your attorney’s phone number
- Offering regular updates about your case
- Answering your questions and resolving your concerns
- Ensuring that you get the medical care that you need
How Much will it Cost You to Get Legal Help with Your Case?
We get our legal fees only when and if you have received a settlement in your case. We start by giving you a free consultation. This case review allows you to explain your situation and understand your options for legal recourse.
Next, you pay us nothing upfront or out of pocket if you want us to take your case, as we work based on contingency. We know that you may have enough financial worries without requiring you to pay legal fees up front. You can get legal assistance without worrying about coming up with costly retainer fees that some law firms require.
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What do You Need to Do to Prove Your Case?
Workers’ compensation benefits do not require any proof of fault for a construction accident. However, personal injury cases typically do require some proof of fault.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits and Liability
You can qualify for workers’ compensation benefits no matter who caused your construction accident. In most cases, you would be eligible for benefits for work-related injuries, even if you were partially at fault for the accident.
Negligence in Third-Party Personal Injury Cases
In a personal injury case stemming from a construction accident, you typically must establish fault based on proof of negligence. In other words, you must prove that the careless action or inaction of a person or company was unreasonable under the circumstances.
Negligence requires proof of four elements:
- The actor owed a legal duty of care to the injury victim, such as to comply with safety regulations.
- The actor breached the duty of care in some way, such as by not following safety rules or protocols.
- The breach in the duty of care was the direct cause of your accident.
- The accident resulted in you suffering injuries and other losses.
When do You Have to File Your Case for Compensation?
There are several deadlines that may impact your case, depending on the details of your situation.
Deadlines in Workers’ Compensation Cases
According to Florida Statutes § 440.185, you must report a work-related injury to your employer within 30 days of it occurring. Injured employees generally must file their petitions for workers’ compensation benefits no later than two years after their construction accidents occur.
Deadlines in Personal Injury Lawsuits
You have only a specific window of time to file your personal injury lawsuit in court. Under Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a), injury victims usually have four years from the date of their accidents to file their cases in court. If you miss this filing deadline, you may not be able to get compensation for your damages.
Get Your Questions Answered About Your Rights After a Construction Accident
A construction accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can guide you through every stage of your legal proceedings in Miramar. You can rely on us to help you build your case for compensation against all responsible parties. Our goal is to handle your legal matters so that you can concentrate on your physical and mental recovery following a construction accident.
Get your free consultation by calling 1-800-747-3733 to discuss your case. We know how challenging the aftermath of a construction accident can be for you and your family. Contact us today and learn more about how we are here to help.