Construction accidents can vary from repetitive strain injuries (RSI) to slips and falls. More complex injuries can include:
- Crush injuries
- Back and spinal problems
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Exposure to damaging substances like asbestos
- Injuries related to product malfunctions
Any of these injuries could leave you with short-term or long-term disabilities, a loss of earnings, and ongoing care costs.
However, the above are not the only injuries or illnesses that may result from working in the construction sector. Regardless of the nature of the construction injury, it is important that you contact a construction accident lawyer in North Miami Beach, FL, for advice. To speak to a member of our team, call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine at 1-800-747-3733 today.
Compensation You Deserve from a Construction Site Accident
After an injury from a construction accident, there are several ways of pursuing the compensation you are entitled to.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits
If you were working at the construction site when the injury occurred, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation. Although there are some exceptions, employers in Florida must purchase workers’ compensation insurance to cover these kinds of injury claims.
Workers’ compensation may cover you for your medical bills, loss of earnings, and other expenses. Depending on the nature of your injuries and on your employer’s workers’ compensation policy, your benefits can cover:
- Temporary total disability,
- Temporary partial disability
- Impairment income benefits
- Permanent total disability
There are specific steps that must be taken to report and collect workers’ compensation (Florida Statute 440). Your attorney can help you prepare the necessary documents and ensure you receive the benefits you deserve.
Personal Injury Lawsuit
If you were injured at the construction site as a passer-by, or if your injury occurred due to the negligence of another party, you may be able to pursue compensation through a personal injury claim. Depending on the circumstances, a personal injury claim may be brought against:
- An employer
- The site manager
- A manufacturer (product liability)
- Or another party
Our team can investigate the true cause of your accident to determine which party or parties may be liable for your injuries, losses, and other expenses.
Wrongful Death Lawsuit
If a construction accident has led to the loss of a close loved one, we can help you file a wrongful death action to pursue damages that cover funeral and burial costs, loss of future income, loss of consortium, and more.
For further information, call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine at 1-800-747-3733 to speak to a construction accident lawyer in North Miami Beach, FL.
Speak to a Construction Accident Attorney Today
Under Florida law, personal injury claims must be made within four years of your accident. However, we recommend that you do so sooner. This will enable our team to get started assessing your claim right away, while you and your loved ones focus on your recovery.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine now at 1-800-747-3733 for a free, no-obligation consultation.
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