There are few things worse than going to work, day in and day out to make a living, only to sustain a serious injury on the job. Unfortunately, this is something that happens to countless people every single day, and if you’re one of them, you’re most likely now seeking compensation to help you heal. Read on and reach out to our experienced Jacksonville personal injury lawyers to learn more about construction accidents in Florida and how we can help if you’ve been hurt in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How do most construction accidents happen?
Construction accidents can occur for several reasons. Construction sites are constantly bustling with activity, and if workers, employers, or others aren’t careful, serious accidents can happen. Some of the most common causes of construction accidents include OSHA violations, scaffold collapses, explosions or fires, defective machinery, negligent supervisors or employers, unsafe building blueprints, and more.
How are workers’ compensation claims and third-party claims different?
When someone is injured on the job and can no longer return to work, they often will require financial compensation to help them pay their bills until they are able to return to work once again. If you were hurt on the job, you will most likely first file for workers’ compensation benefits. Essentially, workers’ compensation is a form of no-fault insurance designed to help injured employees, regardless of the cause of the accident. As long as you can prove you were injured on the job, you should recover workers’ compensation benefits, which can help cover the cost of your medical bills and a portion of your lost wages.
That being said, if you were injured because of the negligence of another, you may see more of a benefit from filing a third-party claim. A third-party claim is when we sue a liable third party who is not your employer for the damages you’ve sustained. For example, if you were harmed by a defective piece of machinery, we can potentially sue the product designer or manufacturer for your injuries. There is also no pre-determined cap on the amount a person can win in a third-party claim. The bottom line is that our firm has helped countless injured workers over the years, and we are prepared to do everything to assist you as well. All you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.
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.