If you have incurred injuries and expenses related to a construction accident, then you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. A Naples construction accident lawyer can help you pursue financial recovery to pay for your damages while you focus on healing from your injuries.
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine handles cases for worksite accident victims. We believe you should not have to pay for damages relating to an accident you did not cause. Call our personal injury lawyers today.
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Damages You Could Recover After a Construction Accident
Construction accident victims commonly ask how much their case is worth. The type of compensation you can recover depends on several factors, including the nature of your accident, who is at fault, and the damages you incurred.
You may be able to receive awards that cover the following expenses:
- Emergency room care
- Extended hospital stays
- Ongoing doctor visits
- Long-term disability or disfigurement expenses
- Lost pay and benefits from being away from work
- Rehabilitative services, such as physical therapy
You may also be able to receive compensation for other damages, such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Disability and disfigurement
- Loss of life enjoyment
These damages do not come with a dollar value, so it can be challenging to determine how much they should be, but our law firm can calculate the amount for any non-monetary damages you have and determine how much your case is worth.
Sometimes, construction accidents result in fatal injuries. If your loved one died from injuries suffered from an accident on the job, you may be able to recover damages by bringing a wrongful death action. We can help you examine your legal options in this area.
If your action is successful, you could recover financial compensation to pay for your loved one’s end-of-life expenses, including medical care they received and funeral and burial arrangements that were made for them.
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You Have a Limited Time to Pursue Your Construction Accident Case
Depending on your situation, we can also look at other damages you may be able to pursue. According to Florida Statutes §95.11(3)(a), you generally have four years from the date of your construction accident to move forward with legal action.
If you are filing a wrongful death action, Florida law allows you only two years to do so. It can take time to build a strong case for damages, so we urge you to reach out to us as soon as you can to get started. To learn more about what this deadline may mean for your case, call a Naples construction accident lawyer today.
Determining Liability in Your Construction Accident in Naples
Due to the hazardous nature of the job, construction accidents happen more often than you may think. To begin moving forward with recovering your losses, your legal team must first establish who is responsible for your accident, and from there, the role that negligence played in your injuries. In order to prove negligence, we must show the party you are suing:
- Owed you a legal duty of care to act reasonably careful in the situation
- Failed to keep this duty as a reasonable person under the same circumstances would
- Caused you injury when they did not act reasonably to keep you safe
- Brought damages upon you as a result of their actions that caused the accident
If your case has these four elements present, we can likely seek damages on your behalf.
Who Can Be Held Liable for Your Accident?
In a Naples construction accident, at-fault parties may include:
- Employers (e.g., person or company that owns the construction site)
- General and subcontractors
- Equipment manufacturers
- Chemical companies
Florida allows claimants to sue their employers only under rare circumstances. When you are injured in the workplace, most employees must go through the route of workers’ compensation to receive financial recovery for their injuries. However, your situation may have details that complicate this process. This is where working with a construction accident lawyer can have certain benefits.
We can review the details and circumstances of your situation and determine if you can move forward with legal action during a free consultation.
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What a Naples Construction Accident Attorney Can do for You
As your legal team, our primary goal is to work on your behalf to receive a fair settlement for your injuries, lost wages, or other damages from the accident.
We can help you with your case in the following ways:
- Gather and review evidence of fault and liability
- Explore your legal options to promote your case’s success
- Help you determine the cost of your incurred expenses
- Reach out to eyewitnesses and/or field experts
- Negotiate a settlement with the insurance company
- Meet important filing deadlines for your lawsuit if needed
- Manage your case and prepare the necessary paperwork
- Take your case to trial if a settlement is not reached
We will work hard to build your case and establish that you should receive compensation for your damages. We can represent you through your initial claim, and, if necessary, a lawsuit.
Why Construction Accidents Happen
There are many opportunities for accidents to happen on construction sites. Per the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), more than 5,300 workers died on the job in 2019, and falls are the leading cause of deaths in construction, the federal agency says.
Many construction site workers must climb ladders and scaffolding and use other equipment to work up high and far away from the ground, so this is one reason why falls happen on the job. Fall accidents also topped the list of its 10 most frequently cited standards in the fiscal year 2020.
Examples of construction accidents include:
- Slip, trip, and fall accidents
- Falls that occur from high up off the ground
- Falling debris or debris is left out and about a site
- Getting stuck in between objects
- Fire and explosions
- Machinery accidents and tool accidents
- Vehicle accidents
- Exhaustion from extreme heat and cold
Common injuries in construction accidents are:
- Head injuries and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Burns, abrasions, bruises, scratches
- Broken bones and fractures
- Shock and electrocution
- Internal organ injuries
- Neck and shoulder injuries.
- Back and spinal cord injuries
- Knee and ankle injuries
- Eye and face injuries
What to do if You are Injured in a Construction Accident
If you are hurt in a construction accident, we advise that you seek prompt medical help for your injuries as soon as you can. Emergency medical attention ensures you are getting the care you need, and it can help you address the injuries you can see and detect those you can’t but need to prepare for.
Some injuries take days or weeks to emerge, and in some cases, it can take time to understand the extent of your injuries and how they affect your daily life. Getting prompt medical attention also helps you create a record showing that your injuries are directly related to your accident. Having this documentation will help your case for damages later.
Contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine for a Free Case Assessment
If you were injured at work and want to pursue recovery for your financial losses and other damages, then contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today. Our law firm handles all types of construction accident cases throughout the state of Florida.
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