If you suffered injuries in a construction accident in West Palm Beach, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. In some cases, you might also be entitled to benefits from a third-party claim. Unfortunately, obtaining the compensation to which you are entitled can be much more difficult than you might assume. A construction accident lawyer in West Palm Beach, FL can help you recover the benefits to which you are entitled.
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine helps construction accident victims and their families recover the compensation they need to make ends meet after a serious construction accident injury.
What Can a Construction Accident Lawyer Do for Me?
Pursuing compensation for a construction accident can involve paperwork and complex legal action. Our team at The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine includes personal injury specialists. We understand the complexities of filing an insurance claim or lawsuit.
We can use our expertise to provide you these services:
- We’ll investigate your accident on your behalf.
- We can use evidence to build your insurance claim or lawsuit.
- We will file an insurance claim or lawsuit on your behalf.
- We can represent you in your court if needed.
- We can identify who is liable for your damages.
Ideally, securing compensation after an accident would be easy. In reality, though, this process can become tiring and complicated. Our services are designed to take the worry out of your claim.
With the support of our legal experts, you can spend your time focusing on healing yourself and your family, rather than stressing over the details of your case.
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Years of Expertise at The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine
At The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we’ve supported clients across a broad spectrum of cases. Through this experience, our team has been exposed to the network of legal codes and regulations that make up Florida law. This exposure translates to considerable legal know-how.
Affordable Legal Aid
Some law firms require upfront payments for their services. We don’t because we understand that construction accident clients often face case-related financial challenges.
Instead, we offer free case evaluations, and work on contingency. This means that our lawyers won’t get paid unless you receive compensation. Our services are risk-free and hassle-free.
We strive to make our clients feel like family. In addition to legal expertise, we offer a suite of perks to our clients:
- You’ll gain access to the phone number of the lawyer assigned to your case.
- You’ll receive consistent case updates. We won’t leave you in the dark.
- We can help you schedule appointments relevant to your case.
We recognize that a construction accident can turn your life upside down. At no point will your interactions with our team be a point of stress. Instead, you’ll feel taken care of, aware that your case is in good hands.
Feedback from our clients is key to our process. They recognize our commitment to providing compassionate legal support:
- “What a great experience working with Shire Patel and Billy. They kept me updated every step of the way. They were very professional and were there any time I had any questions. Everybody at Anidjar & Levine is top-notch and I would recommend them to everyone.” – Heather C.
- “Very helpful and professional throughout the process. I couldn’t refer another attorney’s office other than The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine. If you want more in your pocket, then this would be the place to call.” – Nicholas A.
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The Statute of Limitations for Construction Accident Cases
Like most other legal cases, construction accidents have a filing deadline. This deadline is outlined in Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a), which states that you typically have four years after your accident to file a claim. If your claim involves the loss of a loved one, this deadline shrinks by two years, per Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(d).
Don’t run out the clock on your case. The earlier you file, the less you’ll worry. Our team can help you manage your deadlines and submit relevant paperwork on your behalf if needed.
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Filing for Workers’ Compensation Benefits After a Construction Accident
The state of Florida requires all construction industry employers with one or more employees to offer workers’ compensation insurance. This pays out when a worker suffers an on-the-job injury or illness. Workers’ compensation benefits cover:
- All “medically necessary” care stemming from your injury or illness (The care you receive must come from an authorized provider.)
- Gas money to get to and from your doctor and your pharmacy
- A percentage of your lost wages while you are unable to work (Lost wages are compensable beginning after the seventh day of disability. The percentage depends upon the type of disability benefits, but you can expect between 66.6 percent and 80 percent.)
- Death benefits if your loved one did not survive the accident (up to $150,000 for funeral expenses, compensation for dependents, and educational benefits for a surviving spouse)
Unfortunately, it is not always as easy as it should be to get the benefits you need and deserve. Your employer might deny your claim, arguing:
- Your injury occurred while you were intoxicated.
- Your injury occurred because you intended to injure or kill yourself or another person.
- Your injury did not occur in a construction accident.
- You did not meet a deadline.
To obtain workers’ compensation benefits, you must perform several tasks and meet numerous deadlines.
- You must notify your employer of your accident within 30 days.
- Your employer must notify its workers’ compensation insurer within seven days of learning of your accident. If your employer refuses to do so, you can report the injury yourself.
- You must file your petition for benefits within two years of your accident.
We will investigate your construction accident and work to prove that your injury was a direct result of your employment. We will also meet all deadlines and ensure all paperwork is correct before we file it. If your employer or its insurer refuses to grant you your benefits, we are not afraid to fight for the benefits you deserve in court.
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We Can Help You Hold a Third Party Liable for Your Construction Accident Injuries
In some cases, workers’ compensation does not cover the entirety of your losses. Depending on the circumstances of your injury, we may be able to recover additional compensation from another party.
This additional compensation may include:
- Lost wages and lost earning capacity not covered by workers’ compensation
- Miscellaneous expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
Workers’ compensation laws prohibit injured parties from suing their employers for work-related injuries. However, there may be several other parties (known as third parties) that may be liable. These may include:
- General contractors or subcontractors
- The designer or engineer of the building
- The property owner, building owner, or construction site owner
To recover the compensation you deserve, we must prove another party acted negligently. The process we must take depends on who is liable for your injuries.
Holding a Contractor, Designer, or Engineer Liable for Your Accident
We must establish three things to hold a contractor, designer, or engineer liable for the harm you suffered.
- The party was negligent in some way. This may include failing to secure tools, designing a structurally unsound building, misusing tools, etc.
- This negligent act caused you to suffer injury. For example, a general contractor did not provide his employees with tool lanyards to prevent a dropped object accident. A worker accidentally dropped his hammer which hit you in the head and caused you to sustain a traumatic brain injury.
- You suffered damages (e.g., medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, etc.).
Holding a Property Owner Liable for Your Injuries
To hold the building or site owner liable, we must prove:
- The owner created, knew about, or should have known about a potential hazard.
- The owner did nothing to warn workers or remedy the hazard.
- This hazard caused you to suffer injury.
Collecting Evidence to Support Your Construction Accident Case
To prove your entitlement to damages, we may gather evidence such as:
- Medical records that show the nature and extent of your injuries
- Eyewitness testimony of your accident
- Company’s history of citations for violating safety rules or regulations
Depending on the circumstances of your accident, we may have a construction expert reconstruct the accident by visiting the site and reviewing photographs, accident reports, and other documentation to determine how the accident happened and whether there were any violations of safety protocols.
Let Our West Palm Beach Lawyers Assist You With Your Construction Accident Case
You can depend on The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine to fight to get the compensation you deserve. Call us to schedule your free legal consultation with our personal injury team in West Palm Beach, Florida.
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