What Should I Do if I’m Hurt in a Construction Accident?

We owe a great deal to construction workers. Without them, life as we know it wouldn’t be the same. Unfortunately, construction workers often find themselves in unsafe work environments and are susceptible to sustaining a wide array of very serious injuries. If you are a construction worker who was recently injured in a construction accident, you should continue reading and reach out to our experienced Jacksonville construction accident attorneys to learn more about how we can help you through each step of the claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Who do I sue if I’m hurt in a construction accident?

If you were injured in a construction accident, you’re most likely wondering how you’ll recover compensation. Typically, when someone is injured on the job, they will file what is known as a workers’ compensation claim. Essentially, in a workers’ compensation claim, you aren’t suing your employer; you’re suing your employers’ workers’ compensation insurance, thereby allowing you to recover compensation that covers the cost of your medical bills and a portion of your lost wages. This is so you don’t have to worry about losing your job after suing your employer.

That said, there are times when workers’ compensation doesn’t cover the entire cost of an injury, in which case we can file a third-party claim against a liable third party that is not your employer. For example, if you were hurt because of faulty safety equipment, defective tools, or due to unsafe property conditions, we may hold that third party accountable for your injuries and fight for both economic and non-economic damages on your behalf.

How long do I have to file a workers’ compensation claim in Florida?

Here in the state of Florida, injured workers are required to report the work-related accident and injury within 30 days of it occurring. That said, it’s always best to report the injury as soon as possible, such as the day it happened. From there, once you document the accident to the best of your ability and receive medical treatment, you should speak with our competent Jacksonville personal injury attorneys right away so we can begin fighting for the compensation you deserve.

Contact our experienced Florida firm

Ansbacher Law is composed of knowledgeable attorneys who are ready to assist clients with various legal matters throughout North Florida. We understand the urgency of your personal injury claim and additional legal matters, which is why we provide each of our clients with compassionate and efficient legal assistance, every step of the way. Please contact our office for an initial consultation today.